Dr Jenn Chubb

Research Fellow
XR Stories
University of York

Jenn is a researcher interested in the ethics and impact of science and technology.  During her time with DC Labs, she led the AI Futures project - a qualitative project examining the societal implications of AI for humanity.

Jenn is now a researcher with XR Stories with expertise in ethics, AI, narratives, public perception, the impact of science and science policy.

Jenn has researched responsibility in science, integrity and ethics across a range of domains such as education, health, music, creative industries. Jenn recently researched the ethics of conversational AI for children's storytelling for XR Stories. Jenn's fellowship primarily focuses on the ethical and responsible development of AI technologies for the creative industries and storytelling as sense-making AI. Jenn's background is in philosophy and social science.

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 and is currently supervising a PhD about the impact of live music venues.


Speeding up to keep up: Exploring the use of AI in the research process. AI & Society. DOI : 10.1007/s00146-021-01259-0.
Chubb, J.,Cowling, P & Reed, D (2021)
Real-Time REF Review Summary
Weinstein, N; Wilsdon, J; Haddock, G; Chubb, J
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)
A review of recent evidence on the governance of emerging science and technology
Jennifer Chubb, Jasper Montana, Jack Stilgoe, Andy Stirling & James Wilsdon
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
Interactive storytelling for children: A case-study of design and development considerations for ethical conversational AI
Chubb, J.A et al. (2021)
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)
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).
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)
Epistemic corruption and the research impact agenda. Theory and Research in Education, 19(2), 148-167.
Kidd, I. J., Chubb, J., & Forstenzer, J. (2021)
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)