Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics & SocioTechnical Studies, Griffith University

Dr. David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and SocioTechnical Studies at Griffith University in Australia. An in-demand keynote speaker, his field is exploring the impact of technology on society with special interest in the ethics of Artificial Intelligence and the skills needed to be competitive in the labor market in the age of intelligent machines.

David is a high-profile Griffith academic, one of its most prolific contributors to mainstream media, including print, radio and television. His articles are published internationally and have been translated into German, Chinese and Japanese.

Before academia David was a successful IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom working for large public and private sector clients, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals. David was a guest panelist in the 2017 World Science Festival among other high-profile events.

David is a regular visitor at Humboldt University in Berlin, the high technology capital of eastern Europe, and San Jose/San Francisco where he studies the conditions that make for high-performing innovation ecosystems.

David's formal qualifications include PhD (Software Engineering), M Phil (Information Systems), Grad Cert in Higher Education (Griffith University), Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, English Literature, Anthropology) (Queensland).

Experience

  • 1999–present
    Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics & Sociotechnical Studies, School of ICT - Griffith University
  • 2004–present
    Research fellow, Institute of Integrated & Intelligent Systems (Research Institute, Griffith University)

Education

  • 2009 
    Griffith University, PhD Software Engineering
  • 2005 
    Griffith University, M Phil, Information Systems
  • 2005 
    Griffith University, Grad Cert in Higher Education
  • 1982 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977 
    Queensland University of Technology, Assoc Dip in Health Surveying

Research Areas

  • Software Engineering (080309)
  • Information Systems (0806)
  • Applied Ethics (2201)
  • Anthropology (1601)
  • Technology (10)

Honours

Vice-Chancellor's Media Excellence Award, Griffith University 2015.