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David Barnard-Wills

Research Innovation Lead & Senior Research Manager


David works to connect Trilateral’s research with its commercial services, to create sustainable and repeatable pathways from our high-quality research to our sociotech innovation, and to encourage interdisciplinary knowledge sharing across the company 


David is an experienced interdisciplinary research manager. For Trilateral, he has previously led various applied technology development projects, where he contributed policy knowledge, privacy- and ethics-by-design, technology foresight and research data management experience. He has also led research projects on cyber conflict, international collaboration between regulatory authorities, data protection training, and SME experiences with the GDPR. His own research focuses on the politics of information and security technologies.  


David has a PhD in the politics of identification systems from the University of Nottingham, and an MA in Political Science with a research methods specialism, and BA in Politics. He has previously been a Research Fellow in the Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering at Cranfield University, the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham, and the UK’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.