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Research Statement

Rebekah is part of the Leverhulme Interdisciplinary Network on Cybersecurity and Society at QUB. Her research is supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

Rebekah's research examines the operation of facial recognition technology in privately-owned public spaces, and its impact on democracy, citizenship and urban governance.

Research Interests

Smart cities, surveillance, facial recognition technology, governmentality, public space, privatization, neoliberalism, privacy, ethics.


2019/20 (Autumn) Teaching Assistant: PHL1001 (Philosophy and Human Nature)

2019/20 (Spring) Teaching Assistant: PHL1004 (Philosophy and The Good Life)

2019/20 and 2018/19: Tutor, Pathway Opportunity Programme



2018 - Present: PhD Law, Cybersecurity and Ethics, Queen's University Belfast

2017-2018: LLM Human Rights and Criminal Justice, Queen's University Belfast

2016-2017: MA Philosophy and Public Affairs, University College Dublin

2014-2015: PgDip Humanities (Philosophy), Open University

2009-2013: BSc (Hons) Accounting with FrenchQueen's University Belfast

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First runner-up, 2019 UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

Corbett, Rebekah (Recipient), 19 Feb 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Other
    • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

    Contact-Tracing Apps: Some Legal and Ethical Concerns

    Rebekah Corbett (Presenter)

    11 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


    Secretary, IMPACT Journal

    Rebekah Corbett (Member)

    Nov 2019 → …

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Conflicting Technologies: Public Surveillance and Personal Privacy

    Rebekah Corbett (Member of the organising committee)

    03 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference