Project team

Meet the Project Team

Professor Jessica Pykett

Professor Jessica Pykett

Professor of Social and Political Geography

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Jessica Pykett is a social and political geographer with research interests in governance, knowledge practices, policy innovation and political subjectivities.  Her research has focused on affective and emotional techniques of governance, and the influence of neuroscience and behavioural science on public policy and economic theory. Current work is on the intersections of neuroscience and ...




Ethics and Expertise Advisory and Impact Board members

Chair: David Archard, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast and former Chair of Nuffield Council on Bioethics 

Dr Jeremy Baskin, Senior Fellow, Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne  

Professor Alena Buyx, Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies, School of Medicine and Health, Technical University of Munich [joins the Board in 2024] 

Professor John Coggon, Chair in Law, University of Bristol & Co-I UKRI Pandemic Ethics Accelerator 

Professor Paul Cairney, Politics and Public Policy, Division of History, Heritage, and Politics, University of Stirling & Fellow of the Academy of Social Science 

Professor Robert Dingwall, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University & former member of JCVI and MEAG  

Professor Kathryn Oliver, Evidence and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 

Professor Barbara Prainsack, Comparative Policy Analysis Vienna & Austrian Bioethics Commission 

Professor Sujatha Raman, Director of Research, Australian National University and UNESCO Chair Holder 

Dr Alistair Stark, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland Australia  

Professor Christiane Woopen, Heinrich Hertz Professor at University Bonn, Founding Director of the Center for Life Ethics