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Lecturer in Design Policy, Lancaster University

Dr Naomi Jacobs is a Lecturer in Design Policy and Futures Thinking, based at the design-led research lab ImaginationLancaster, at Lancaster University.

She works on a number of research projects looking at how technologies such as IoT and AI are being implemented and governed. She is currently a member of the Population and Policy cluster as part of Beyond Imagination, and is carrying out research related to design for policy, particularly in the context of policy for new technologies.

Naomi has published papers on topics including the governance of smart cities, livestreaming of fan conventions, the potentials of IoT for food safety, and how to use zombie apocalypse modelling for epidemiology education.


  • 2020–present
    Lecturer, Lancaster University