UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


Prof Brian Balmer

Prof Brian Balmer



  • Professor of Science Policy Studies
    Dept of Science & Technology Studies
    Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL


My research interests focus on the nature of scientific expertise, and the role of experts in science policy formation, particularly within the life sciences. My specific interests combine historical and sociological approaches and include: policies for biotechnology and genetics; military technology and arms limitation - particularly the history of chemical and biological warfare; the role of volunteers in biomedical research; science policy and the sociology of science.

For my full web-pages please go to: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/staff/balmer

Award year Qualification Institution
1993 DPhil
Doctor of Philosophy
Science and Technology Policy Studies
University of Sussex
1990 MSc
Master of Science
Science, Technology and Industrialisation
University of Sussex
1987 BA Hons
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Pure and Applied Biology
University of Oxford