Tracking People: Controversies and challenges

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Tracking people: scoping the landscape and debates across domains

Seminar One: 14th December 2016, University of Leeds

This seminar will examine the current landscape and debates in the use of tracking devices across a range of domains. It will identify the available technologies, chart how and where tracking devices are currently deployed, consider explanations for their current use and explore the opportunities, challenges and controversies presented by the deployment of the technologies.

The report from seminar one is available here

PresentationAnthea Hucklesby (University of Leeds)

Presentation -David Hearn (Associate Head of Commissioning and Contracting, Health Education England) 

Presentation -Rachel Holt (Consultant in Geriatric Medicine at Pinderfields Hospital, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust)

Presentation – Marianne Kylstad Øster (Directorate of Correctional Services, Norway) 

Presentation Clive Walker (University of Leeds)

Presentation – Matthew Mitchell (SCRAM)

Presentation – Mike Nellis (University of Strathclyde

The programme is also available to download here


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Tracking people: legal and ethical debates

6th April 2017, University of Leeds

The seminar will explore the legal and ethical issues arising from actual and potential uses of tracking devices across a range of contexts. Particular attention will be paid to issues of consent, coercion, paternalism, and surveillance.

The final programme is available Here

Speakers presentations are now available to view

Introduction and welcome -Anthea Hucklesby here

An introduction to legal and ethical debates – Kevin Macnish here

Legal issues – Dominik Lehner here

Legal issues – Hilary Cragg here

Tracking vulnerable people – Eleanor Bantry White here

The report from seminar two is now available

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Tracking people: technological and methodological challenges

15th June 2017, University of Leeds

This seminar will explore: the current state of tracking devices and future design solutions; identify knowledge gaps in relation to the design and use of the technologies and examine the potential for technologies to be improved by considering the challenges across domains. The seminar will also examine the use of research in designing and evaluating the role and effectiveness of tracking devices, consider the challenges, benefits and limitations of such research and discuss future research designs and methodological tools.

The final programme is available here

Registration for this event is now available here

Dr Ray Holt is a member of the Tracking People steering group – he has a blog in which he outlines what he will be discussing at the seminar on 15th June.

Speakers presentations are available below:

Lorea Arenas Garcia 

Ray Holt – presentation 1

Ray Holt – presentation 2

Anthea Hucklesby 

Ian Kellar

Andy Kemp

Louise McCabe 

John Potter

The report from seminar three is available to read here

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Tracking people: looking to the future

Thursday 9th November 2017, Woburn House, London, WC1H 9HQ

The conference will disseminate the principle findings drawing out core themes from preceding events. It will review current understanding of the use of tracking devices highlighting social, legal, ethical and technical challenges posed by their deployment across domains. It will explore possible future uses of tracking devices in multiple domains developing an agenda for future research, design, policy and practice.

The final programme is available here

The conference report is available here


Anthea Hucklesby

Jeff Hodgkinson

Anita Dockley

Amanda Keeling

Richard Powley

Tom Sorell

Ray Holt

Kevin Macnish

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