David Barnard-Wills

David Barnard-Wills is a Senior Research Manager at Trilateral Research.

David’s work specialises in the intersection of technology, politics and the social world.

For Trilateral, he has conducted research on the cyber security of smart homes, privacy and security certification schemes, public attitudes to privacy and security, international data protection policy and governance, decisions support.

His work has contributed to developing new approaches to applied societal and privacy impact assessment, and the design of ethical technologies.

He has conducted Trilateral projects for the European Commission, EU Joint Research Centre, ENISA and the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Research Background

David’s research expertise includes various areas of interaction between technology and society, particularly in the areas of security technologies, cyber security, surveillance and privacy.

He is the author of Surveillance and Identity: Discourse, Subjectivity and the State, published by Routledge. He has published widely in academic journals such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Computer Law and Security Review, International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, Political Studies, Surveillance and Society, and Space and Culture.

David holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Nottingham and has previously been a Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, Cranfield University, and the UK’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. He holds an MA in Political Science (Research Methods) including training in qualitative and quantitative research methods.

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