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Dr Jack Stilgoe

Dr Jack Stilgoe

Senior Lecturer

Dept of Science & Technology Studies

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2012

Research summary

Jack Stilgoe conducts research on the governance of emerging technologies, including genetically modified crops, nanotechnologies, geoengineering, machine learning and self-driving cars.

Teaching summary

  • HPSC 0006 Introduction to Science Policy

  • HPSC 0061 Governing Emerging Technologies

  • HPSC 0092 Responsible Science and Innovation


Dr Jack Stilgoe is an associate professor in science and technology studies at University College London where he researches the governance of emerging technologies. He is principal investigator of the ESRC Driverless Futures project (2019-2021). This project is looking to anticipate the politics of self-driving cars. He worked with EPSRC and ESRC to develop a framework for responsible innovation, which is now being used by the Research Councils. Among other publications, he is the author of ‘Who’s Driving Innovation?’ (2020, Palgrave) and ‘Experiment Earth: Responsible innovation in geoengineering’ (2015, Routledge). He previously worked in science and technology policy at the Royal Society and the think tank Demos. He is a fellow of the Turing Institute.