Rod Rivers did undergraduate courses in economics and psychology and has a MSc in Psychology of Education from the Institute of Education, University of London.
He has several publications in the area of user centred design and spent 15 years working in information technology for Logica in Cambridge, building up one of Europe’s largest teams of experts in human computer interaction.
He worked for eight years at the University of Cambridge, managing a large-scale collaborative project between universities in the East of England to deliver services to business. For four years he worked for the NHS defining strategy, participating in governance and designing systems to deliver online services to users. He is currently developing www.robotethics.co.uk , pulling together resources and guidance for developers of robotic and artificial intelligence systems.
His primary interest is in the application of knowledge from social sciences to the design of artefacts, systems and organisations. One of his current activities is as liaison officer for Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) which provides an opportunity to engage with professional bodies and think tanks in the UK.
Rod lives in Cambridge and has two sons in their teens whose conversation and company he enjoys immensely. He is a keen documenter and has several hundred hours of recorded conversations with various people collected over more than 20 years.