Dr Catherine Flick

Job: Senior Lecturer in Computing & Social Responsibility

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, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0) 116 207 8487

E: cflick@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/ccsr


Personal profile

Dr. Catherine Flick graduated with a BSc with majors in Computer Science and History & Philosophy of Science, Sydney University, Australia, while working in industry as a systems administrator and web programmer. She completed her Honours year with a thesis on Trusted Computing in History & Philosophy of Science (First Class), at Sydney University, Australia. Her PhD was on the topic of Informed Consent in ICT, at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Australia. Areas of research have involved ethics and video games, responsible research and innovation in technology, anonymous technologies, trusted computing, and informed consent in IT. 

Current projects

Responsible-Industry (EU FP7)


3D Tune-In (EU H2020)

Past projects





Publications and outputs 

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Research interests/expertise

Social impact of emerging technologies

Social networks

Privacy and society

Development of ethics-centred systems

Informed consent in IT;

Anonymous systems (TOR, Bitcoin, etc.)

Ethics of video games

Wearable technologies

hackspaces & startups

Online child protection

Online activism/"slacktivism"

Trusted computing & general trust in computing

Ethical governance of technology

Ethics for systems administrators

Hacking and ethics

Areas of teaching

Computer Ethics

Research Methods and Ethics


PhD in Computer Ethics, BSc, PGCHE

Membership of professional associations and societies

MBCS (Professional Member of the Chartered Institute for IT, UK)

IFIP (International Federation of Information Processing) Member – Working Group 9.2 (Computing and Social Accountability), and SIG 9.2.2 (Ethical Framework for Computing)

Current research students

First supervisor for:

Michelle Brown

Second supervisor for:

George Ogoh

Candace Grant 

Job Timmermans

Eric Agyei-Bekoe (completed 2015)

Yahya Al Alhareth (completed 2015)

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