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Imre Bárd


Public Engagement Officer

Imre is the Public Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities. He joined in February 2018 and is responsible for leading the development of the Centre’s public engagement strategy. He is committed to delivering a rich programme of events and activities to promote societal dialogue about 21st century ethics.

Before joining Oxford, he worked as Research Officer at the London School of Economics on a European project about the social desirability and ethical acceptability of neuroenhancement. He became interested in public engagement in the context of that project.

Subsequently, he founded an art/science experience design collective called Hack the Senses, which received support from the Wellcome Trust and has developed installations for several events, including the New Scientist Live Expo, the V&A Digital Design Weekend and the British Science Festival.

Imre has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Vienna, an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and he is currently completing a PhD in Social Research Methodology at LSE. His research looks at the social representation of human enhancement technologies focusing on more invasive methods like neural prosthetics, sensory augmentation and brain-computer interfaces.