Professor Madeline Carr

Senior Associate Fellow


Madeline Carr is Professor of Global Politics and Cybersecurity at University College London. She is the Director of the UK-wide Research Institute in Sociotechnical Cyber Security (RISCS), which looks at the human and organisational factors of cybersecurity.

Her research focuses on the implications of emerging technology for national and global security, international order, and corporate governance. Professor Carr has published on cyber norms, multi-stakeholder internet governance, the future of the insurance sector in the Internet of Things (IoT), cybersecurity and international law, public/private partnerships in national cyber security strategies, and the ways in which boards approach cyber risk. Her book entitled ‘US Power and the Internet in International Relations’ was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2016. Professor Carr is also the co-editor of a Rowman and Littlefield book series on Digital Technologies and Global Politics.

Professor Carr is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Connected World, where she chairs a cross-sectoral group working on the cybersecurity of the Internet of Things. She is also Co-Director of a new Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity at UCL, which focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of these problems, and Deputy Director of the REPHRAIN Protecting Citizens Online research hub. She is a Non-Executive Director of Talion and on the Advisory Board of the £70M Digital Secure by Design project.


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