Dr Wilford is Associate Professor and Interim Co-Director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. She is an ethics expert and project evaluator for the European Commission, and was Science Technology Public Policy fellow in the Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard University. She led on a number of research projects whilst a research fellow at the University of Warwick. Her background is multi-disciplinary with expertise in computer ethics, surveillance, privacy, responsible research and innovation and public policy. Dr Wilford is currently leading a three-year EU project focusing on Social Media narratives: addressing extremism in middle age. She is also an experienced teacher and lecturer, and is programme leader for three Information systems undergraduate degrees at De Montfort University.She has a degree in Public Administration and Management, and a PhD in Computing Ethics and Public Policy.