Simon Beard

Academic Programme Manager and Senior Research Associate

Simon works across all of CSER's research projects and leads CSER's work on developing new methods to study existential risk and combining these with ethical analysis to produce policy proposals. He is also an advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations, an Affiliated Researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies and a BBC New Generation Thinker. Simon has a PhD in Philosophy and a background in politics and policy, including as a researcher in the UK parliament and across multiple think tanks. Simon has twice stood as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate. He was formerly a Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute where he worked on Population Ethics: Theory and Pracitce.

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