Celebrating our colleagues

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Each month, Bulletin highlights and celebrates the achievements of our fellow staff members. Congratulations to all involved.

Professor Shannon Vallor, the Baillie Gifford Professor in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence at the University, has been appointed as one of three new board members of the Ada Lovelace Institute which has a mission to make data and AI work for people and society. Professor Vallor’s research explores how AI and related technologies reshape human moral character and capabilities, and her work includes advising policymakers, regulators and industry on the ethical design and governance of AI. 

Dr Emile Chabal, Reader in History, has been awarded a £200,000 Knowledge Frontiers grant from The British Academy. Dr Chabal’s Knowledge Frontiers grant will launch a two-year collaborative project entitled A New Democratic (Dis)Order: Race, Identity, and Political Mobilisation in France and the UK, c.1970-Present. Looking specifically at race-based political mobilisation in France and the UK, this project will contribute to a better understanding of the impact of identity politics on contemporary democracy. 

Professor Martin Pickering of the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences has been recognised by the British Academy for his research investigating the psychology of language and communication. Professor Pickering joins 86 outstanding academics being honoured with a fellowship from the UK’s national academy this year.