Dr Jack Stilgoe is a senior lecturer in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London. He has spent his professional life in the overlap between science policy research and science policy practice, at the think tank Demos, the Royal Society and at UCL, where he teaches courses on science policy, responsible science and innovation, and the governance of emerging technologies. A full list of his publications is on Google Scholar.
His research focuses on the democratic governance of emerging science and innovation. His most recent work, published as the book Experiment Earth (Routledge 2015), has been on the governance of geoengineering, working with scientists and engineers on the UK’s largest geoengineering research project. He has advised the European Commission and UK Research Councils on Responsible Research and Innovation. His research has led to the adoption of a framework for responsible innovation by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
He has worked with a range of organisations at the interface of science and policymaking, including EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC, Practical Action, the Environment Agency, the European Space Agency, Unilever and Pfizer. At the Royal Society, he ran the study that produced the influential report, The Scientific Century. He is a member of the government’s Sciencewise steering group and the Research Councils UK Public Engagement Advisory Panel and he is on the editorial board of Public Understanding of Science.
Hunger in the UK: the food banks phenomenon
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