Meet the team

Bristol Digital Futures Institute is a community of University of Bristol academics and external partners with a shared mission: digital innovation for a better future.

The Institute is jointly led by our two co-directors:

We also bring together academic colleagues across our six faculties. This includes experts in cybersecurity, digital health, social sciences, policy making, law, electronic engineering and management.

Our wider community includes partners from world-leading technology businesses and creative companies to local government and community organisations.

The digital world is changing fast – we’re building new artificial intelligence and faster networks, which are becoming much more connected with our day to day lives. This will bring opportunities, but also huge challenges. Rather than waiting for the future to happen, we’ll get ahead of it and drive our digital future for the benefit of society, economic growth and prosperity.

Professor Susan Halford

The new research facilities are vitally important to understand our digital futures. They will allow a step-change in sociotechnical research and help us to gain new insights on the challenges and opportunities brought by disruptive digital technologies. These insights will enable us create new technologies and deliver our vision for a future digital society based on opportunity, trust, human control, resilience, openness, diversity and inclusion.

Professor Dimitra Simeonidou

Meet our partners

Find out about the wider BDFI community 

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