SIENNA project structure
Our research is divided into six work streams known as "work packages", led by different partners. Research activities are supported by a management team at the University of Twente and a communications team at Uppsala University.
- Foundations: Theory and methodology
- Human Genomics
- Human Enhancement
- AI and Robotics
- SIENNA proposals
- Adapting SIENNA results
SIENNA work package leaders
Philip Brey, University of Twente (coordinator)
Philip Brey is full professor of philosophy and ethics of technology within the department of philosophy at the University of Twente, and its former chair. He is also scientific director of 4TU.Ethics, a research centre that comprises 60 researchers from four universities. He has published extensively in the areas of ethics of science and technology, social and political philosophy, and responsible research and innovation. Philip Brey currently leads the FP7 SATORI project that aims to develop a European framework for the ethical assessment of research and technological innovation. Philip Brey has an extensive publications record on human-machine interaction technologies and has also published on human enhancement and genetics. He leads the management work stream and SIENNA's work on AI & Robotics.
Rowena Rodrigues, Trilateral Research (deputy coordinator)
Rowena Rodrigues is Senior Research Manager at Trilateral Research. Her areas of expertise include regulation of new and emerging technologies, comparative legal analysis, ethics of new and emerging technologies, privacy and data protection (law, policy and practice), certification, security and surveillance, ethical impact assessment, and responsible research & innovation. She has contributed/contributes in various capacities to European research projects, e.g., SHERPA, TITANIUM, SATORI, IRISS, PULSE, EU privacy seals. She has published book chapters in Policy Press, Routledge, Springer and articles in journals such as the Computer Law & Security Review, European Journal of Social Science Research, International Data Privacy Law, International Review of Law, Computers and Technology and the Journal of Contemporary European Research. At Trilateral, she has contributed in various capacities to EU research projects (e.g., SATORI, PULSE, IRISS) and provides consultancy to the private sector. Rowena leads SIENNA's work on methodological and theoretical foundations.
Mats Hansson, Uppsala University
Mats Hansson is leading SIENNA's Human Genomics work stream. He is Senior Professor of Biomedical Ethics at Uppsala University and has conducted extensive research in biomedical ethics as principal investigator in several multi-disciplinary research projects dealing with issues ranging from ethical, social and legal aspects of the implementation of genetic diagnosis in clinical practice and the use of human tissue materials in research, to clinical and medical ethics.
Saskia Nagel, RWTH Aachen University
Saskia Nagel led SIENNA's human enhancement work stream before leaving the University of Twente. She is full Professor of Applied Ethics at Aachen University (Germany). Her areas of expertise and research interests lie at the intersection of ethics, philosophy, the life sciences (in particular neuroscience and cognitive science), and technologies. She has led a research group studying the ethical, anthropological, and social implications of our growing knowledge about the brain’s plasticity. She co-authored the first position paper on pediatric enhancement, which was supported by several major US American physician associations.
Lisa Tambornino, European Network of Research Ethics Committees
Lisa Tambornino leads SIENNA's work to develop proposals. She studied philosophy, psychology and law at the University of Bonn. She obtained her PhD in philosophy in 2013. She has more than ten years of experience in working in interdisciplinary fields – in research, writing/editorial, project management and teaching. She was researcher and lecturer at the Jülich Research Centre and the German Reference Centre of Ethics in the Life Sciences. Currently, she is research assistant at the EUREC Office. EUREC will contribute in many other ways to the projects access, e.g. by definig the approach for analysis and development of research ethics protocols and professional ethical codes and creating a survey of REC approaches and codes for human enhancement. EUREC represents RECs and associations of RECs in nearly all EU Member States. EUREC will work with the other partners and its own members to develop operational guidelines for research ethics for the three technologies.
Konrad Siemaszko, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
Konrad Siemaszko is responsible for the legal and human rights research in SIENNA and is coordinating the work on generalizing the project’s results. He holds degrees in law and sociology from Warsaw University. Since 2016 he has been working for the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, where he has been involved in both litigation and research projects. His work focuses on the impact of new technologies on human rights and freedom of expression (both online and offline).
Josepine Fernow, Uppsala University
Josepine Fernow leads SIENNA's communications and dissemination work stream. She has more than 15 years experience from research communication. She works at Uppsala University's Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) where she co-ordinates activities and manages external and internal communications. Josepine Fernow is also communications manager and public lead for the management work package in the IMI-funded public-private partnership PREFER, and leads the communications works package in the H2020 STARBIOS2 project.