Professor Edward Abbott-Halpin is currently the Principal at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Orkney College, and Professor of Social and Human Rights Informatics at the University. He has a background in politics, human rights, governance, and social informatics. He was responsible for developing and leading the School of Applied Global Ethics, at Leeds Metropolitan University, and through this became involved in working with the Dialogue Society some 15 years ago He has been involved as an Expert Panel member at the Cambridge Governance Labs, Cambridge University, supporting the development of innovative approaches to measuring governance. He remains a Visiting Professor to the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area (SRA), at the Open University, where he has provided support in the development of a new multi-disciplinary research group. He is an Associate Schumann Fellow of the European University and served as an Expert for the European Parliament Scientific and Technical Options (STOA) Unit. He is currently co-editor of a book series on National Governance and Emerging Technologies for the publishers Springer.
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