Prof Roger Brownsword
Professor of Law at King’s College London

Roger Brownsword, who is a graduate of the London School of Economics, has been an academic lawyer for more than 40 years. Currently, he is Professor of Law at King’s College London, where he was the founding director of TELOS (a research centre that focuses on technology, ethics, law and society), an honorary professor at the University of Sheffield, and a visiting professor at Singapore Management University.

He has published more than a dozen books, including (in the area of regulation and technology) Rights, Regulation and the Technological Revolution (OUP, 2008), Regulating Technologies (Hart, 2008) (co-edited with Karen Yeung), and Law and the Technologies of the Twenty-First Century (co-authored with Morag Goodwin) (CUP, 2012); and he has more than 200 papers in edited collections and law reviews. He is currently co-editing the Cambridge Handbook on Human Dignity (which is in press) and just starting work on co-editing the Oxford Handbook on Law, Regulation and Technology.

He is the founding general editor of the leading European journal, Law, Innovation and Technology as well as being on the editorial board or committee of journals that include the Modern Law Review, the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, and the (upcoming) Journal of Law and the Biosciences. 

Professor Brownsword has acted as a specialist adviser to parliamentary committees dealing with stems cells and hybrid embryos. From 2004-2010, he was a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics; and, currently, he is Chair of the Ethics and Governance Council of UK Biobank. He was a member of the Law panel for the UK RAE2008 and he is a member of the international Law panel for the national research assessment being conducted in Hong Kong in 2014.