Professor Tom Sorell is Professor of Politics and Philosophy and Head of the Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group in PAIS. He is an RCUK Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow (2013-2016). Previously, he was John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics, University of Birmingham. In 1996-7 he was Fellow in Ethics at Harvard. He was also the Tang Chun-I Visiting Professor in Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013.
He was Co-ordinator of the FP7 DETECTER project and is leader of two Work Packages in the FP7 SURVEILLE project. He directs the major AHRC project, FinCris, and is a participant in the FP7 ICT ACCOMPANY project on care robotics. Formerly, he was Co-Director of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex. He has published extensively in moral and political philosophy, including four books, and many journal articles. His current research is in the moral and political issues raised by emergencies, including terrorist emergencies. He has led a project on ethics and border guarding for FRONTEX, and advises the FP7 security projects INDECT, FOCUS, MOSES and FASTPASS. He is advisor to the FP7 ICT project FROG. He has also worked as a consultant on security-sensitive material in UK universities and on the committee advising the AHRC on the Internet of Things.