DIGITAL FOOD LANDSCAPES

Project using digital mapping technology to understand the food journeys of people within the Greater Manchester region.

INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE MOOC ON SPORT & THE MEDIA

In 20014, I led the production of a Massive Open Online Course for the IOC, focused on sports and the media, bringing together some leading voices in the world to talk about how athletes can get into careers in the media, and use the media to boost their profiles.

The GOOGLE GLASS EXPERIMENTS @NANJING2014

One of my roles is working with the International Olympic Committee as its Social Media Mentor for the Young Reporters' programme, which takes 30+ young people to the Youth Olympic Games to learn how to be an Olympic reporter. At each Games, I bring some aspect of media innovation and in Nanjing 2014, it was experiments with Google Glass. Here's an insight into what we did.

INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR ATHLETICS FEDERATION SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING FOR ATHLETES

I will be providing social media guidance for athletes at the Junior World Championships in Oregon this July

MEDIA POLITICS AT THE SOCHI 2014 OLYMPIC GAMES

Funded by the Carnegie Trust for the University of Scotland to examine how journalists at the Olympic Games negotiate political issues and utilize social media within their work.

2013-present: Ética y Politica de los avances biomedicos en mejora humana (Ethics and Poltiics of Biomedical Developments for Human Enhancement, University of Madrid and University of Granada, Spain.

A collaborative project led by Spain including other scholars like Julian Savulescu, Guy Kahane, and Bennett Foddy from  Oxford.

Digital Futures 2050, European Commission.

Part of the DG Digital Agenda, this initiative brings together academics and industry to consider how convergence in scientific and technological systems around digital technology will affect life

Emoto, Future Everything festival.

Emoto was a social media sentiment analysis project focused on content around the London 2012 Olympic Games. Led by Drew Hemment, I formed part of their research team, providing insights that helped shape the project during the Games.

#media2012

An activism project investigating media change, using the Olympics as a vehicle for promoting citizen journalism. Partnerships included the Abandon Normal Devices festival, FACT Liverpool, Cornerhouse Manchester, the London 2012. It won an award from PODIUM, the London 2012 HE Unit and was shortlisted from over 200 projects for a Pierre de Coubertin award.

Human Enhancement, European Parliament.

This project was led by the Rathenau Institute of ETAG on behalf of the European Paraliament’s Science & Technology Options Assessment unit. It was discussed by MEPs and my contribution focused on the reasons for why human enhancement can enrich society if used responsibly.

Abandon Normal Devices festival 

This relationship was born out of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, which brought £3.4m funds to England’s North West. In 2008, I advised the regional creative programmer Debbi Lander via a stakeholder consultation, which led to funding for AND. Subsequently, I contributed to the curatorial community of the festival, advising on exhibitions and chairing the critical salon debates within the festival.

Digital Economy, EPSRC.

Led by Oxford University eResearch Centre, focused on aspects of digital technology and health/arts.

2005-2007

NanoBio-RAISE 

This European horizon-scanning project investigated the ethical implications of nanotechnology. My working group focused on the implications for human enhancement and lifestyle body or mental modifications, reporting in December 2007.

Genetics and Sport, The Hastings Center, New York

This project was funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency and aimed to examine how genetic technology would be used within sports, focusing on the ethical dimensions.

2002-2005

Human Enhancement Technologies and Sport, The Hastings Center, New York

This project focused on a range of human enhancement technologies relevant to sports and considered their ethical issues, funded by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.