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STEaPP in the news

STEaPP's diverse community of academics, policymakers, practitioners and science and engineering experts feature regularly in local, national and international media.

May 2022

The rise in AirTag tracking... and how women are being secretly followed

Dr Leonie Tanczer comments on the use of tech in abuse and says there will be no “one single solution” or “silver bullet” to fix tech-facilitated abuse but we must understand it as a “societal problem [that] requires societal responses” such as education and considering how victims receive help and report abuse. Read: Cosmopolitan 

Employee or employer: who’s to blame for a cyber breach?

Dr Irina Brass discusses who should held responsible for cybersecurity breaches in the workplace, saying "There is a lot more that organisations can do to become more resilient before placing the blame on their employees." Read: Raconteur

April 2022

Climate change: IPCC scientists say it's 'now or never' to limit warming

Professor Arthur Petersen says that the idea of quick emissions reductions and large negative emissions technologies are a concern in the latest UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Read: BBC News

March 2022

COVID: five things the UK must prioritise in its pandemic recovery plan

Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan details five things the UK needs to prioritise in its pandemic recovery plans - including mental health and children's education. Read: The Conversation

Science Diplomacy in Times of Crisis

Dr Jean-Christophe Mauduit explains how the invasion of Ukraine has reshaped international norms in science diplomacy. Read: UCL Europe Blog

International Women's Day

Dr Irina Brass joins the hosts of the Standards Show to discuss her passion for standards research and education; and why the role of standards needs further academic attention. Listen: The Standards Show