Professor Alan Winfield (Chair)

Co-founder Bristol Robotics Lab, University of the West of England; Bristol Visiting Professor, the University of York; Associate Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for the Future of Intelligence

Alan is a Professor of Robot Ethics, and co-founded the Bristol Robotics Laboratory where his research is focused on the science, engineering and ethics of cognitive robotics. He is also a Co-investigator on RoboTIPS Fellowship overseeing the technical development of the Ethical Black Box and explainer system for social robots. He sits on the executive of the IEE Standards Association Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, and chaired the Working Group which drafted new IEEE standard 7001-2021 on Transparency of Autonomous Systems. He has published over 270 works, including Robotics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012). He also lectures widely on robotics, presenting to both academic and public audiences, and has a blog here.

Professor Nigel Crook

Oxford Brookes; Founder and Co-Director of the Institute for Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Nigel is the founder and Co-Director of the Institute for Ethical Artificial Intelligence (AI) developing ethical and trustworthy intelligent software solutions for business, organisations and society. Nigel also works as the Associate Dean: Research and Knowledge Exchange (ADRKE) leading and managing the implementation of the University Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy throughout the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment.

John Tasioulas

Professor John Tasioulas

Director, Institute for Ethics in AI; Professor of Ethics and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford

John is the inaugural Director of the Institute for Ethics in AI, and Professor of Ethics and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford. His main research insterests are Human rights, theories of morality; democracy and the rule of law; the ethical limits of law; philosophy of crime and punishment; philosophy of international law; ethics of Artificial Intelligence; global health justice.

Professor Sally Randles

Chair of Sustainability and Innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Sally is Chair of Sustainability and Innovation within the Faculty of Business and Law at Manchester Metropolitan University, which she combines with her role as Faculty Lead for Sustainability. Sally is an Associate Fellow within the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR), University of Manchester, UK;  CORD Fellow at the Centre for Organisations Research and Design, Arizona State University, USA; and Gordon Fellow at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa. During her academic career she has held Work Package and PI leadership roles on a number of EU funded projects within Horizon 2020, ERDF and INTERREG programmes. Her current research spans transformative sustainability, circular economy and responsible innovation, focusing on the institutionalisation of responsible innovation from an organisational perspective.

Mr Oliver Tian

Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association

Oliver is an Honorary Advisory Mentor of APARA (Asia Pacific Assistive Robotics Association). APARA is a young association founded on the motivation to help users leverage digital technology to augment human capability and potential, with a particular focus on the Ethical and Responsible Use of AI and Robotics applications.  In addition, he is also Vice-Chair of the International Alliance of Robotic Association (IARA) and Vice-President of the Global Robot Clusters (GRC).  He is also an Honorary Advisor to the AI for Good (Asia) Initiative.

Ben Harris

Ben Harris

Director, Newton Europe

Ben Harris is a Director at Newton Europe, who specialise in data-driven outcome delivery. Ben’s focus is using data and advanced analytics to make measurable, on-the-ground change happen in complex organisations. During his career, Ben has worked alongside public and private organisations across the globe to deliver impact using data, including in healthcare, government, and logistics.

Dr Philip Inglesant


Philip is a Senior Trainer in Responsible Innovation with ORBIT, the observatory for RRI in ICT. Prior to that, he researched Responsible Innovation in quantum computing as part of the Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub and in trust in online algorithmic systems in the ReEnTrust project, at the University of Oxford

He completed his PhD in the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction and Public Policy at University College London in 2007 and has since worked on areas including innovation in the Future Internet and human and social aspects of information security, at UCL and at the University of Edinburgh.