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Dr Brent Mittelstadt

Job: Research Fellow

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Research group(s): Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116-255-1551 x6374




Personal profile

An early career academic with strong foundations in ethical theory, applied ethics and interdisciplinary empirical research in computer and medical ethics, as shown through a variety of research dissemination activities and publications, as well as university teaching on social and ethical aspects of information and communication technologies.  Brent’s immediate research interests lie in the social and ethical implications of emerging forms of medical ICT and data mining, including governance and social discourses concerning their development, deployment and regulation.  Secondary interests include theoretical development of the virtue ethics of Alisdair MacIntyre and Jürgen Habermas’ discourse ethics, and epistemological challenges of anticipatory ethical analysis of emerging technological applications and methods.

Research group affiliations

De Montfort University - Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility

University of Oxford – Department of Computer Science

Research interests/expertise

  • Computer Ethics
  • Medical Ethics
  • Bioethics
  • Animal Ethics
  • Ethical Theory
  • Critical Theory
  • Hermeneutics
  • Surveillance Theory
  • Epistemology
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Discourse Ethics
  • Habermas
  • Ethics of Personal Health Monitoring
  • Telehealth
  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Ubiquitous Computing

Areas of teaching

  • Computer ethics
  • ICT management
  • Security management

Membership of professional associations and societies

INSEIT (International Society for Ethics and Information Technology) – 2011 to 2014 – Member

FRRIICT (Framework for Responsible Research & Innovation in ICT) – 2013 to 2014 – Associate of RRI in ICT


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