Senior Lecturer in Social Studies of Science
I work on science and technology policy, particularly the governance of science and emerging technologies and public engagement with science.
I was previously a senior research fellow at the University of Exeter, where I was working on a framework for responsible innovation. I have spent my professional life in the overlap between science policy research and science policy practice, first here in STS, then at the think tank Demos, then at the Royal Society. My most recent research project has involved advising the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council on the governance of emerging technologies.
My current research is on the governance of geoengineering - defined by the Royal Society as the "deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment".
I am on the editorial board of Public Understanding of Science, a member of the Sciencewise steering group, advising the UK Government on public engagement with science, and a member of the Research Councils UK Public Engagement with Research Advisory Panel.
PhD, Sociology of science, MSc, Science and technology policy, BA (Hons), Economics
There is more about me, including my publications, at my blog jackstilgoe.wordpress.com
I am part of a group that runs the Guardian Political Science blog
I am on Twitter @jackstilgoe
Dr Stilgoe has taught the following modules:
- HPSC3036 Governing Emerging Technologies (link)
- HPSCGA47 Responsible Science and Innovation (link)
- HPSC1004 Introduction to Science Policy
- BASC1002 Interdisciplinary Research Methods (link)
Jack Stilgoe conducts research on the governance of emerging technologies, including genetically modified crops, nanotechnologies and, most recently, geoengineering.