Sandy Starr is Communications Manager at the Progress Educational Trust (PET), Webmaster of its flagship publication BioNews and a member of the Editorial Board of the charity Autistica. He is also a member of the Ethics Advisory Board of the world's largest autism research project, European Autism Interventions: A Multicentre Study for Developing New Medications, led by King's College London and Roche. He organises, chairs and speaks at sessions at the Battle of Ideas festival organised annually by the Institute of Ideas, and he advises on and judges debates at the Debating Matters international sixth-form debating competition. He was a founding member of the editorial team of the pioneering current affairs publication spiked.
Sandy has consulted and spoken on technology and regulation for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the European Commission project RightsWatch. He spent several years writing weekly film reviews for The Sun newspaper's TV Mag, and he has contributed to periodicals including the Architects' Journal, Arts Education Policy Review, Economic Affairs, Guardian, Hindu, In-Debate, Independent, Municipal Journal, New Humanist, openDemocracy, Tech Central Station, Times Higher Education, Times Literary Supplement and The Works (magazine of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors). He has also contributed chapters to books including Crime and Deviance in Cyberspace (buy this book from Amazon UK) and Hate Crimes (buy this book from Amazon UK).