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Jessica Wyndham

Program Director

Jessica Wyndham is the Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program. She also serves as coordinator of the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition, a network of scientific, engineering, and health associations that recognize the role of science and technology in human rights. Her areas of expertise include the intersections of science, technology, human rights and ethics, the social responsibilities of scientists and engineers, and the role of professional scientific, engineering and health societies in the promotion and protection of human rights. She has managed projects throughout Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Americas, including as Legal Adviser for the Internal Displacement Project of the Brookings Institution, for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Ecuador, and as a consultant to the Asia Pacific Forum in Australia. Her work has been published in various journals including the European Journal of Human Rights, Forced Migration Review, Human Rights Brief, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, Mechanical Engineering, Science, and Science and Engineering Ethics as well as online news sites, including SciDev.net. A human rights lawyer by training, Jessica holds a BA (Hons.)/LLB (Hons.) (J.D. equivalent) from the Australian National University and an LLM from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).