Our Expert Network

Our coaches can connect you to researchers from our network of over 100 experts, who can help you find the most important open questions in your field.

Philip Trammel

Philip Trammel is a research affiliate at the Global Priorities Institute at Oxford University. He advises students on applications of economic theory to global priorities research.

Dr Cassidy Nelson

Cassidy Nelson is Co-Lead of the Biosecurity Research Group at the Future of Humanity Institute. She advises students on health security, biosecurity and pandemic prevention.

Vanessa Kosoy

Vanessa is a research associate at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute. She advises students in mathematics, computer science and other quantitative degrees interested in human aligned artificial intelligence research.

Prof David Denkenberger

David Denkenberger co-founded and directs the Alliance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (ALLFED). He has 65 peer-reviewed publications and is the third most prolific author in the field of existential and global catastrophic risk.

Dr S. J. Beard

SJ is an academic programme manager and senior researcher at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University. Previously, they were a postdoctoral research fellow with the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford and have a PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics.

Maxime Stauffer

Maxime is a co-founder and chief executive officer of the Simon Institute for Longterm Governance. Max advises students in political science, behavioural sciences, mathematics and physics interested in improving political decision making.

Parendi Birdie

Parendi Birdie is the Head of Brand Strategy at Mission Barns. She advises students who are interested in both technical and non-technical areas of the field of cellular agriculture.

David Moss

David is the Principal Research Manager at Rethink Priorities and a research fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University. David advises students interested in moral psychology and empirical social science.

Noga Aharony

Noga is a PhD student currently working on how to better represent data from DNA sequencing. She is also a recipient of the Open Philanthropy Project Early Career Scholarship. She advises students interested in reducing catastrophic risks from engineered pathogens.

Aleš Flídr

Aleš is a Biosecurity Program Associate at Convergent Research. Previously, he was research assistant to Dr Eric Drexler at the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford and the youngest research assistant hired by DeepMind.

David Rhys Bernard

David is a PhD student at the Paris School of Economics. David advises students in applied economics, econometrics, development economics, forecasting, and global priorities research.

Prof Kyle Smith

Kyle is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Adkerson School of Accountancy at Mississippi State University. His interests include donor usage of accounting information, nonprofit tax issues, and managerial decision making. He advises students on research relating to the decision-making of charitable donors.

Dr Ren Springlea

Ren is a research scientist at Animal Ask experienced in animal advocacy research, and with particular expertise in quantitative research involving data analysis, statistical programming, and biological and economic modelling. During their PhD and in their subsequent research they have explored fisheries, effective philanthropy, and animal sentience.

Stephen Casper

Stephen (Cas) is a Ph.D student at MIT in Computer Science in the Algorithmic Alignment Group advised by Dylan Hadfield-Menell. His main research focus is in developing tools for more interpretable and robust AI by studying interpretability, adversaries, and diagnostic tools in deep learning.

Jessica Wen

Jessica is the co-founder of High Impact Engineers. She has a masters in Materials Science from the University of Oxford, and a background in materials science and mechanical engineering in industry. Jessica works with engineers and engineering students to support them in pursuing careers and projects that aim to improve the world.

Dr Faraz Harsini

Faraz is a Senior Scientist at GFI specialising in cultivated meat bioprocessing, and CEO at Allied Scholars for Animal Protection, a nonprofit that supports students to fight both human and non-human oppression in universities. His interests span alternative proteins, antibiotic resistance, pandemic prevention, public health and diseases prevention and alternatives to animal testing.

Christian Ruhl

Christian is a Senior Researcher at Founders Pledge. Some of the research areas he is particularly interested in include the effects of emerging technologies on international security, the governance of global risks, and probabilistic forecasting and its applications. He is also fund manager for the Global Catastrophic Risks Fund.

Dr Sean Lawrence

Sean's research background and PhD is in aerospace engineering. As co-founder of High Impact Engineers he investigates ways for engineers to maximise their positive social impact across many research areas, including AI safety, biosecurity, nuclear security, civilisation resilience, climate change, alternative proteins and global health.

Dr Ryan Dwyer

Ryan is a senior researcher at the Happier Lives Institute, where he investigates the best interventions to improve global happiness. He previously completed a PhD in Social Psychology, helping conduct the first randomized controlled trial to investigate the impact of cash transfers for people experiencing homelessness. His research has also explored the causal impact of cash transfers on happiness, the relationship between happiness and meaning, and the impact of technology on social life.

Dr Meghan Barrett

Meghan Barrett is an insect neuroethologist and physiologist and the Director of the Insect Welfare Research Society. She is the globally-recognized leader of the nascent field of farmed insect welfare. She advises students on insect sentience and welfare in farmed, wild, and research settings.

Rana Qarooni

Rana holds a PhD in Psychology on the capacity limits of face detection and is now a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Psychology at the University of York. Rana’s current research focuses on the cognitive factors that can lead to, or increase, existential risk, including the prevalence of omnicidal tendencies. Rana also runs an EA discussion group for psychology early career researchers focused on the role, use, and need for psychological research within effective altruism.