Haydn works in both research and management at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) at the University of Cambridge. Cofounded by Martin Rees, Jaan Tallinn, and Huw Price, CSER is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to the study and mitigation of risks that could lead to human extinction or civilisational collapse.
Haydn’s research covers the international security applications of emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence, as well as risks from biological catastrophes and climate change. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.
He has a background in policy and politics, including as a Senior Parliamentary Researcher to a British Shadow Cabinet Minister, as a Policy Associate to the University of Oxford’s Global Priorities Project, and a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oriel College, University of Oxford.