Dr Jenn Chubb

Department of Computer Science
University of York

Jenn is a postdoctoral researcher interested in the ethics and impact of science and technology.  She is currently working on a qualitative project examining the societal implications of AI over the coming decades examining the views of scientists, thought leaders and industry about the future implications of AI for humanity. Jenn has  a background and interests in moral philosophy, ethics and science/ research policy.

Her postdoctoral research interests concern the politics and philosophy of research and emerging science, specifically with respect to epistemic responsibility, policy development, impact and ethics.

Her PhD titled ‘Instrumentalism and epistemic responsibility: researchers and the impact agenda in the UK and Australia’, explored the political and philosophical implications of impact as an emerging phenomenon. She has published academic work in internationally peer-reviewed journals, co-written policy documents the governance of emerging technologies and has presented her work nationally and internationally including a keynote in Perth, Australia. She recently conducted research into academic attitudes towards the Research Excellence Framework, corruption and academic integrity.

Jenn has a keen interest in collaborative work of an interdisciplinary nature often working across all disciplinary boundaries.  She also has over 12 years’ teaching and training experience in Higher Education. 


Boundaries between ethics and ethical research use in AI health research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.
Samuel, G., Chubb, J. & Derrick, G. (2021)
A review of recent evidence on the governance of emerging science and technology
Jennifer Chubb, Jasper Montana, Jack Stilgoe, Andy Stirling & James Wilsdon
How does the impact agenda fit with attitudes and ethics that motivate research? In P.M. Denicolo (ed), Success in Research: Achieving Impact in Research. (pp. 20 – 32)
Chubb, J. (2014)
Artifice or integrity in the marketization of research impact? Investigating the moral economy of (pathway to) impact statements within research funding proposals in the UK and Australia. Studies in Higher Education.
Chubb, J & Watermeyer, R. (2016)
Fear and loathing in the academy? The role of emotion in response to an impact agenda in the UK and Australia. Higher Education Research and Development, 36 (3).
Chubb, J., Watermeyer, R. & Wakeling, P., (2017)
Epistemic responsibility as an edifying force in academic research: investigating the moral challenges and opportunities of an impact agenda in the UK and Australia. Palgrave Communications
Chubb, J & Reed, M. (2017)
The politics of research impact: academic perceptions of implications for research funding, motivation and quality British Politics, Special Edition; Impact, 2018
Chubb, J & Reed, M. (2018)
Evaluating ‘impact’ in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF): Liminality, looseness and new modalities of scholarly distinction. Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Watermeyer, R & Chubb, J. (2018)
Real-Time REF Review Summary
Weinstein, N; Wilsdon, J; Haddock, G; Chubb, J
Developing Voice Technologies for Children: Technical and Ethical Considerations for the Creative Industries.
Chubb, J., Missaoui, S., Concannon, S., Maloney, L., & Walker, J. Submitted December 2020 to Special Issue on Ethics in Child-Computer Interaction. (In review).
Science Diplomacy and Infectious Diseases: Between National and European Narratives
Šlosarcik, I., Meyer, N. & Chubb, J. (2019)
Real-Time REF Review Full Working Paper
Weinstein, N; Wilsdon, J; Haddock, G; Chubb, J
21st Century PhDs: Why we need better methods of tracking doctoral access, experiences and outcomes. Research on Research Institute
Hancock, Sally; Wakeling, Paul; Chubb, Jennifer
Writing impact case studies: a comparative study of high-scoring and low-scoring case studies from REF2014
Bella Reichard, Mark S Reed, Jenn Chubb, Ged Hall, Lucy Jowett, Alisha Peart & Andrea Whittle (2020)
The impact a-gender: gendered orientations towards research Impact and its evaluation (2020)
Chubb, J., Derrick, G.E.
A conducive environment? The role of need support in the higher education workplace and its effect on academics' experiences of research assessment in the UK
Netta Weinstein Jennifer A. Chubb Geoffrey Haddock James R. Wilsdon (2020)
Science diplomacy as a means to tackle infectious diseases: The case of Zika
Ivo Šlosarčík, Nadia Meyer, Jennifer Chubb (2020)
What skills are needed to be an impactful researcher? In P.M. Denicolo (ed), Success in Research: Achieving Impact in Research. (pp. 113-126).
Chubb, J. (2014)