UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science's history, philosophy, sociology, communication and policy, located in the heart of London. Founded in 1921. Award winning for teaching and research, plus for our public engagement programme. Rated as outstanding by students at every level.

At UCL, the academic mission is paramount. Our ambition is to achieve the highest standards in our teaching and research.

Join us for BSc, MSc, and PhD study.

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academic staff

General enquiries: 0207 679 1328 | sts@ucl.ac.uk

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Academic staff

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Agar, Jon

Agar, Professor Jon
Professor in Science and Technology Studies

Professor Agar writes on contemporary technologies (mobile phones, ID cards) and the history of modern science and technology. 

Web
0207 679 3521
room 2.2
e-mail: jonathan.agar
Ambrosio, Chiara

Ambrosio, Dr Chiara
Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science

Dr Ambrosio is an expert on the interrelations between science, art, and philosophy. She has special interests in late 19thC pragmatism and early 20thC physics. 

Web
0207 679 0166
room 1.2 
e-mail: c.ambrosio 
Balmer, Brian

Balmer, Professor Brian
Professor in Science Policy Studies

Professor Balmer has been a Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex University. His research interests include policies for biotechnology and genetics, military technology and arms limitation, and the sociology of science. 

Web
0207 679 3924
room 2.3
e-mail: b.balmer
Bultitude, Karen

Bultitude, Dr Karen
Senior Lecturer in Science Communication

Dr Bultitude combines practical delivery expertise with robust academic research in science communication and public engagement, especially in the areas of live (face-to-face) and digital environments.  She has extensive expertise and research interests in evaluating a wide range of events and projects. 

Web
0207 679 4431
room 3.3
e-mail: karen.bultitude
Prof Joe Cain

Cain, Professor Joe
Head of Department and Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology

Professor Cain's research interests emphasise twentieth-century evolutionary studies, Darwin and Darwinism, exploration and empire, the history of natural history and museum, and science in London. 

Web
0207 679 3041
room 1.3
e-mail: j.cain
Clarke, Brendan

Clarke, Dr Brendan
Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Medicine

Dr Clarke is an expert on causality in medicine using historical cases to examine philosophy of science in practice. 

Web
phone: 0207 679 7132
room 2.1
e-mail: b.clarke 
Dawson, Emily

Dawson, Dr Emily 
Lecturer in Science Communication

Dr Dawson is an expert on public engagement, with a focus on equity and different ways diverse communities engage science museums and events. 

Web
phone: 0207 679 TBC
room 2.1
e-mail: emily.dawson 
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Gregory, Professor Andrew
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science

Professor Gregory focuses his research on the history of science in the ancient world, especially the history of cosmology and the relations between magic and science.  

Web
0207 679 2490
room 1.1
e-mail: andrew.gregory
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Illari, Dr Phyllis
Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science

Dr Illari is an expert in the philosophy of science, with research interests in causality and the philosophy of information.

Web
0207 679 2486
room 1.2
email: phyllis.illari
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James,  Professor Frank A.J.L.
Professor of History of Science

Editor of the Correspondence of Michael Faraday (1791-1867). Concurrently, Professor of History of Science and Head of Collections and Heritage of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Web
0207 679 7713
room 2.2
email: f.james
Lock, Simon J.

Lock, Dr Simon Jay
Lecturer in Science Communication and Governance

Dr Lock’s research interests are centred around the relationship between science and public,the development of science communication, and public engagement with science and technology. 

Web
0207 679 3763
room 3.2
e-mail: simon.lock
MacLehose, William (Bill)

MacLehose, Dr William
Lecturer in History of Medicine

Dr MacLehose is an expert in Medieval history, including history of medicine and history of the family. He studies intercultural interactions and evolving conceptions of the different stages of life.  

Web
0207 679 2929
room 1.2
e-mail: w.maclehose
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Mata, Dr Tiago
Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies

Dr Mata is an expert in the history and sociology of economics and political science.

Web
0207 679 TBC
room 3.3
e-mail: t.mata
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Miller, Professor Steve
Professor of Science Communication and Planetary Science

Prof Miller is an astrophysicist and former journalist who combines research interests in science communication with the application of molecular physics to astronomical environments. 

Web
0207 679 3490
room 4.3
e-mail: s.miller
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Reeves, Dr Carole
Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies

Dr Reeves is an expert in public engagement and public history, with special interests in medical history.

Web
0207 679 3160
room 1.1
email: c.reeves
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Stilgoe, Dr Jack
Lecturer in Social Studies of Science

Dr Stilgoe is an expert in the governance of emerging technologies.

Web
020 3108 1344
room 2.4
email: j.stilgoe
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Tobin, Dr Emma
Lecturer in Philosophy of Science

Dr Tobin is an expert in the philosophy of science; metaphysics of science and philosophy of science in practice. She is particularly interested in the philosophy of biochemistry.

Web
0207 679 1321
room 2.3
e-mail: e.tobin
Werrett, Simon

Werrett,  Dr Simon
Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science

Dr Werrett is an expert in history of early modern and Enlightenment Science, especially in Europe and Russia. 

Web
0207 679 3261
room 1.2
email: s.werrett
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Research fellows and Teaching fellows

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Gouyon, Jean-Baptiste

Gouyon, Dr Jean-Baptiste
STS Teaching Fellow

Dr Gouyon is an expert in Science Communication and Science in the Media.

room B14
e-mail: j.gouyon
Morris, Norma

Morris, Dr Norma
STS Research Fellow

Dr Morris studies the impact of science policy on biomedical research in universities and regulatory research, and studies on widening the role of human volunteers taking part in medical research. 

Web
0207 679 3703
room B14
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Quick, Dr Tom
STS Teaching Fellow

Dr Quick is an expert in history of modern medicine.

room B14
e-mail: q.thomas
Savransky, Martin Savransky, Dr Martin
STS Teaching Fellow
Dr Savransky is an expert in sociology and the sociology of science and technology.
room B14
e-mail: m.savransky
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Spelling, Dr Alex
STS Research Fellow

Dr Spelling is a historian with expertise in diplomatic history and science during the Cold War.

Web
room B14

email: a.spelling

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Emeritus academic staff

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Chang, Professor Hasok
Honorary Professor of Philosophy of Science
Web
email: h.chang
Gillies, Professor Donald
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Science and Mathematics
Web
e-mail: donald.gillies
Maxwell, Mr Nicholas
Emeritus Reader in Philosophy of Science
Web
e-mail: nicholas.maxwell
Miller, Professor Arthur I.
Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
Web
e-mail: a.miller
Rattansi, Professor Piyo
Emeritus Professor of History of Science
no Web site
e-mail: piyo.rattansi

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