Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh

@ Executive Director, CSER

Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh is the Executive Director of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), where he spearheads their interdisciplinary research on navigating global catastrophic risks. Seán helped co-founders Jaan Tallin and Lord Martin Rees establish CSER in 2013. Since then, the institute has shaped debate on the long-term impacts of emerging technologies and human activities like bioengineering, backed by an advisory board including Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk. Seán previously worked as an Academic Project Manager at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute and at the Oxford Martin School’s Programme on the Impact of Future Technology, and has an academic background with degrees in both statistics and biology.