I work in the field of Science and Technology Studies. My research explores the social, political and policy dimensions of the life sciences. I focus particularly on how science and technology are made and governed, and how these things might done in ways that are more democratic or environmentally beneficial than they are currently.
I have active projects examining the role of funding organisations in governing science, the governance and politics of gene drive technologies, and synthetic biologists’ attempts to ‘engineer’ at the organism scale. My research in these areas is often conducted in collaboration with natural scientists and policy makers.
I am currently based in the department of Science, Technology & Innovation Studies at The University of Edinburgh where I work as part of the Engineering Life team and the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology. I previously worked in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London.
You can read about some of the people I work with at the Biological Engineering Collaboratory and the Edinburgh Hub for Responsible Innovation.
I have profiles on Academia.edu and ResearchGate. Interesting things I find are on Pinboard. Sometimes I tweet here.