Dr Katie Woodward

Dr Katie Woodward

Principal Psychologist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

Great Britain

Katie Woodward is currently a Principal Psychologist working in the Human and Social Sciences Group at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory in Hampshire, UK. Her research interests are predominantly in social-psychological attitudes and influence. Dr Woodward combines a research career in a government laboratory with teaching, through visiting lecture positions and independent research. She is also a member of the NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO), representing the UK on the Human Factors and Medicine (HFM) Panel with a particular emphasis on Social Behaviour.

Dr Woodward completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Plymouth in Devon, UK, and went on to study for her doctoral degree within the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology (ICRFP) at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

“Loss of Free Will”: Can Humans Stay in Charge?

Main Stage

Modern society was built on the idea that educated and empowered human beings are the source of progress and development. But what happens when computers are becoming increasingly intelligent and powerful? Power and knowledge seem to increasingly reside in networks beyond individual human understanding and control. Does this threaten the ability of individuals to shape society for the […]


Artificial Intelligence Beyond Bytes – Implications to Security and Society

Conference room A

Artificial intelligence and new technologies are bringing revolution not evolution. Security implications of AI go beyond 24/7 surveillance and autonomous robots fighting each other. These developments will change the provision of security in times of peace, war, and everything in-between. Societies are calling on their governments to act, so there is an urgent need for […]