AGENCY visits CyFer

the team at the cyfer exhibition

Led by Dr Maryam Mehrnezhad (Co-Investigator on AGENCY), the Cyber Security, Privacy, Bias and Trust in FemTech (CyFer) project has explored current and potential cyber threats to women through their growing use of female-oriented technologies.   Women sharing their intimate and personal data through the use of innovative technology opens up new possibilities with the potential … Read more

2023: Blog Post: Challenges of Extracting Data from Social Media: The Case of Women’s Health Misinformation

Author: Dr Adrian Bermudez-Villalva (  In the field of cybersecurity research, gathering data from social media platforms has become an essential task for understanding various trends, behaviours, and patterns on the internet. However, when it comes to sensitive and intimate topics such as women’s health and misinformation, researchers face a multitude of challenges in extracting … Read more

Reimagining AI Governance

Reimagining AI Governance

A Response by AGENCY to the UK Government’s White Paper AI Regulation: A Pro-Innovation Approach. Abstract: On March 29, 2023, the UK Government released a white paper outlining its plans to implement a pro-innovation approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulation and strengthen the UK’s position as a global leader in AI. As part of the … Read more

REPHRAIN Showcase Workshop

Dr Cristina Neesham (Associate Dean ERS, Newcastle University Business School) presented the AGENCY Project at the REPHRAIN Showcase Workshop (Goodenough College), London, 19-20 January 2023. The presentation outlined the Project’s core research idea and objectives, the Project teams and Advisory Board members (including their fields of expertise), the inter-connections between the different workgroups and the four case … Read more

Smart Homes Workshop, November 2022

During the AGENCY Project’s Smart Homes Workshop held at Newcastle University on 18 November 2022, Dr Cristina Neesham (Associate Dean ERS, Newcastle University Business School) presented on “How the smart home industry can address and realise their responsibilities” and on “Responsible Innovation”. Her presentations discussed ethical and societal challenges of smart technologies, policy options, and key principles … Read more

International Conference on AI and the Digital Economy

CADE 2023 Returning for its ninth year, CADE was held 26-28 June 2023. CADE took place in beautiful Venice, Italy, in a blended format, allowing participants to attend physically or virtually. Becca and Viana represented WP1 and WP3 to present an accepted extended abstract for the CADE Conference on the 26th of June, 2023. The title of … Read more

Workshop on Misinformation, Agency, and Online Harms for Young People

On the 26th of May, 2023 Abi, Vasilis and Viana held the Stakeholder Workshop on Misinformation, Agency, and Online Harms for Young People in the Newcastle Helix. This brought together stakeholders with interdisciplinary backgrounds across sectors (Industry, NHS, Academia, and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector), to research the complex harms caused to young adults by … Read more

Young People & Information: It’s Complicated Conference 2022

Professor Karen Elliott, one of the co-investigators for AGENCY attended the conference Young People & Information: It’s Complicated Conference 2022. Held on the 10th and 11th of November 2022, at the Excelsior Hotel in Malta the event centred around challenges linked to disinformation and misinformation. Organized by the 3CL (Cultural, Communication, and Computing Research Institute), … Read more