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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 1004 Introduction to Science Policy

  • HPSC 3036 Governing Emerging Technologies

  • HPSC GA47 Responsible Science and Innovation


Dr Jack Stilgoe is a Senior Lecturer in Social Studies of Science at University College London. He has spent his professional life in the overlap between science policy research and science policy practice, first at UCL’s department of Science and Technology Studies, then at the think tank Demos, then the Royal Society and then the University of Exeter.

At Demos, he initiated and ran a range of projects, advising and working with organisations such as BIS, Defra, the Food Standards Agency, EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC, Practical Action, the Environment Agency, the European Space Agency, Unilever and Pfizer. At the Royal Society, he ran the study that produced the influential report The Scientific Century. He has published and presented his academic and policy research to audiences around the world. Working with academics, policymakers, the media and others, he has helped advance debates on emerging technologies, public engagement with science, the use of expert advice and the value of innovation.

He is on the editorial board of Public Understanding of Science, a member of the Government’s Sciencewise steering group and a Demos associate.