Foresight Lab


About Us

The Foresight Lab at King's College London is a part of the HBP's Subproject12 and focuses on identifying and evaluating the future impact of new knowledge and technologies generated by the HBP using a range of methods including action research, interviews, participant observation, literature reviews, questionnaire surveys and expert workshops.


Want to know more?

Take a look at Professor Nik Rose’s compilation of over 230 lectures from around the world on ethics, society and governance.

Key Objectives

A key objective is to develop 'foresight', which is the practice of making ‘forward looks,’ of anticipating change, and studying future possibilities. To do this, scenarios are developed which serve as frameworks and stimuli for evaluating the HBP’s possible consequences on society. These are then discussed with key informants from a range of communities to generate a series of best practice recommendations directed towards researchers and HBP managers. This simultaneously enables the adoption of strategies that optimise scientific and social benefits while enhancing preparedness for possible ethical concerns and dilemmas.


Click here to learn more about our Researcher Awareness and Community Building initiative.

Foresight Team

Principal Investigator

Professor Nikolas Rose


Senior Research Fellow

Dr Christine Aicardi

Research Associate

Dr Saheli Datta Burton

Research Associate

Dr Tara Mahfoud

School Research Officer
Ms Brenda Bih


Learn about Responsible Research and the HBP: A Masterclass with Professor Nikolas Rose.


Scientific Highlights of SP12 for the year 2 of The Human Brain Project.


Contact us

Address: King’s College London, Department of Global Health and Social medicine, Strand Campus S1.29, London WC2R 2LS, UK



Telephone: +44 (0) 207 848 6098