Sandy Starr is communications officer at the Progress Educational Trust – a registered charity that works in the fields of genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas – and webmaster of the charity’s flagship publication, BioNews. He is also a member of the Ethics Advisory Board of the world’s largest autism research project, European Autism Interventions: A Multicentre Study for Developing New Medications, and a member of the Editorial Board of the charity Autistica.
He has consulted and spoken on technology and regulation for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the European Commission project RightsWatch. He has written for a wide range of publications, and he spent several years working for the current affairs publication spiked and writing weekly film reviews for The Sun newspaper’s TV Mag. He has contributed chapters on regulation and law to six books.
Saturday 1 November 2008, 3.30pm Student Union
Contributed chapters to the following books:
Crime and Deviance in Cyberspace (ed. David S Wall, Ashgate, 2009)
Hate Crimes (ed Paul Connors, 2007)
The Media Freedom Internet Cookbook (ed Arnaud Amouroux and Christian Möller, 2004)
Spreading the Word on the Internet: 16 Answers to 4 Questions (ed Christiane Hardy and Christian Möller, 2003)
From Quill to Cursor: Freedom of the Media in the Digital Era (ed Karin Spaink, 2003)
The Internet: Brave New World? (ed Dolan Cummings, 2002)
"Participating in the Battle was a little like entering a Bombay train at rush hour - it's a plunge into a swirl of wildly differing notions of how people should arrange themselves in a really tight situation. When you eventually emerge, you find that you're in a different place from where you started - and that you've been thoroughly energised from the journey. I can't wait to take the trip again next year."
Naresh Fernandes, editor-in-chief, Time Out India