Professor Andy Miah
Professor Andy Miah, PhD (@andymiah), is Chair in Science Communication & Future Media and leads the #SciComm Space at the University of Salford. He is also a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and an Advisory Board Member for the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, and Executive Committee member of the British Interactive Group (BIG). Professor Miah’s research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and he has published broadly in areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to human enhancement. He has published over 150 academic articles in refereed journals and books, along with writing op eds for magazines and newspapers, such as the Washington Post and the Independent. He has also given over 300 major conference presentations over the last decade at which he is often invited to speak about philosophical and ethical issues concerning technology in society. Professor Miah regularly interviews for a range of major media companies, which have included BBC’s Newsnight and Start the Week with Andrew Marr, ABC’s’ The 7:30 Review and CBC’s The Hour. He is author of 9 books and, in 2017, he published the long-awaited book ‘Sport 2.0’ with The MIT Press, the first book to approach the growing mixed-reality future of sports, considering how digital technology is changing the athlete, spectator, and officials experience of sport.