Seven new members have today (19 March) taken up positions as members of the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG).
The new members come from a diverse background, with expertise across genetics, forensic science, biometric data, data protection and the ethics of consent.
Chris Hughes OBE, Chair of the BFEG, said:
I’m delighted to be welcoming this group of outstanding applicants to be part of the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group.
They bring a wealth of experience and will help us to provide independent advice on the ethical impacts of all aspects of biometrics and forensics within the Home Offices remit.
The 8 new members are:
- Professor Thomas Edward Sorell – professor of politics and philosophy at the University of Warwick
- Dr Peter Waggett – Director of Research at IBM
- Professor Liz Campbell – Director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and the Director of Research Funding at Durham Law School
- Professor Dame Sue Black – Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee
- Professor Simon Caney – professor in political theory at the University of Warwick
- Professor Mark Jobling – professor of genetics at the University of Leicester
- Professor Denise Syndercombe-Court – professor of forensic science at Kings College London
An additional member was also appointed on 26 March – Professor Louise Amoore, professor of human geography at Durham University.