Katerina Hadjimatheou

Research Fellow Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group, University of Warwick

Dr. Kat Hadjimatheou is a researcher with the Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group. She publishes academic articles in the ethics of policing, security technologies, border control, trafficking and surveillance. Currently she is undertaking philosophical investigations into the extent to which the criminality of others should be a public matter, and into conflicts between privacy and fairness in risk-assessments in commercial and health sectors. In addition to her academic work, she has produced a report on the ethics of border control for the EU Borders agency FRONTEX and consulted on their code of ethics. She has also worked on a number of EU-funded Security Research projects focusing on the ethics of security and surveillance technologies including DETECTER and SURVEILLE. As part of the SURVEILLE project she and colleagues ran an Ethics Advisory Service for developers and end users of security technologies. Also for SURVEILLE, she undertook empirical criminological work examining anti-trafficking initiatives by the UK Border Force. Currently, she is working on the EU-funded project MEDI@4Sec looking at the ethical implications of the use of social media for public security and for the EU-funded HECTOS project, examining ethics of security product standardisation and certification. She sits on the Ethics Advisory Board of the EU-funded research project DRIVER and on UK police-appointed ethics panels relating to Undercover Policing and Digital Policing. She is Chair of the Gloucestershire Constabulary Ethics Panel.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Research Fellow Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group, University of Warwick