Postdoctoral fellow (2020-21)
Matthew Sample is Professor for Responsible Research and Innovation at Leibniz University Hannover (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences). He was the Observatory’s postdoctoral fellow in 2020-21. A philosopher of science and technology, he studies the interactions between ethical and epistemic ideals, emerging technologies, and democratic governance.
Matthew received his PhD (2016) in Philosophy from the University of Washington. Before joining LUH, Matthew was also a postdoctoral researcher at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute/McGill University (2016-2020) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Program on Science, Technology and Society in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2020-2021).
Matthew’s previous and ongoing research has included projects on the ethics and politics of neural technology, the role of academic neuroethics in society, value-sensitive epistemologies of science, and most recently responsible innovation in bioengineering practice.