Crime and Policing
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:
Im 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 7 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