Advisory Board

The Institute for Ethics in Technology is supported by an international advisory board that provides an external perspective on our work and supports our commitment to dialogue beyond purely academic boundaries. The board consists of:



Dr. Andrew Graham

Dr Andrew Graham is a political economist and the former Master of Balliol College, Oxford. He is now a Senior Fellow of the Oxford Internet Institute, which he founded, and a Trustee of the Europaeum, where he has created the Europaeum Scholars Programme, and, through this, has driven the expansion of the Europaeum from a network equivalent to ten of Europe’s top universities in 2016 to nineteen full members today. For the latter achievement, Charles University (Prague) awarded him a Gold Medal, and Leiden University awarded the Europaeum the Scaliger Medal.  Earlier in his career, he was (twice) Economic Adviser to the UK Prime Minister, advised the BBC about public service broadcasting, and, for a long period, Tutorial Fellow in Economics at Balliol. He held the Wardenship of Rhodes House, 2012-13, and was a Rhodes Trustee 2013-2016. He has been a Trustee of Reprieve, and a Director of the Scott Trust (which owns the Guardian and the Observer), and of Channel 4 Television. He remains a passionate windsurfer.

Professor Dame Sally Mapstone

Professor Dame Sally Mapstone FRSE is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, a position she took up in 2016. During Dame Sally’s tenure, the University attained a historic “double first”, ranking top of both the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 and the Guardian University Guide 2024. Dame Sally has safeguarded and enhanced St Andrews' international excellence by leading on the production and delivery of the  University Strategy for 2022 to 2027, which establishes St Andrews’ aspirations along five key themes: World-leading St Andrews, Diverse St Andrews, Digital St Andrews, Entrepreneurial St Andrews, and Sustainable St Andrews. At a national and international level, Professor Mapstone has served as the Convener of Universities Scotland, Vice-Chair of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, and as Chair of the International Advisory Board for the University of Helsinki. She is currently the Chair of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) board, a trustee of the Europaeum, and in August 2023 she became the President of Universities UK (UUK). Before St Andrew, Dame Sally’s career was spent at the University of Oxford, where she was latterly Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education in the University, and Professor of Older Scots Literature in its Faculty of English, as well as a Fellow of St Hilda’s College.

Professor Julian Savulescu

Julian Savulescu is the Chen Su Lan Professor in Medical Ethics at the National University of Singapore, where he directs the Centre for Biomedial Ethics. An award-winning ethicist and moral philosopher, he trained in neuroscience, medicine, and philosophy, going on to hold the Uehiro Chair in Practical Ethics (2002) at the University of Oxford, where he founded the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics in 2003, before moving to NUS in 2022.  He co-directs the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities. He is Distinguished Visiting Professorial Fellow at Murdoch Children’s Research institute and Melbourne Law School, where he directs the Biomedical Ethics Research Group. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bucharest.

Marion von Haaren

Marion von Haaren is a distinguished German journalist, renowned for her career in broadcast journalism, including tenure as the head of the ARD foreign studio in Paris and deputy head in Brussels. Widely recognised for her insightful commentaries on the German television news programme ‘Tagesthemen’, Marion has also held esteemed positions such as TV Chief Editor and Head of Politics at Westdeutscher Rundfunk. Her academic background is rooted in journalism and economics, which she studied at the University of Cologne.


Alois Krtil

As the founder and CEO of the Hamburg AI Center (ARIC), Alois Krtil bridges the gap between business and academia, fostering collaboration among 70+ industry members, 200 scientists, and more than 100 international partners. With a background in computer science and industrial engineering, Alois previously championed 300+ deep tech digitalization projects. A recognized AI and technology expert, he advises the German Federal Government, serves on the Quantum Computing Advisory Board of the DLR, and holds positions in different software firms. Since 2022 he is partner of the Deep-Tech und Innovations-Boutique Caps & Collars and the CTO of PINKTUM, a leading e-learning company. Additionally, he's a keynote speaker and lecturer.

Professor Mark Coeckelbergh

Mark Coeckelbergh (Ph.D., University of Birmingham) is Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna since 2015 and was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education until 2020. He also holds the ERA Chair at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague and is Guest Professor at WASP-HS and University of Uppsala. From 2014 to 2019 he was (part-time) Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK. He is the former President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology (SPT) and a member of the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence for the European Commission, the Rat für Robotik, inaugurated by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the advisory council to the Austrian Representation to the UNESCO, and other advisory councils. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including AI Ethics (MIT Press) and The Political Philosophy of AI (Polity Press).