Science and Technology Studies


STS offers degrees at each university level: undergraduate, masters, and PhD


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This page provides definitions for the various (mostly unpaid) fellowship roles for scholars who want to be associated with UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS).

Scholars wishing an affiliation with UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) have a number of options. Most are unpaid. All require application in advance. 

Research Fellows (Funded)

Research Fellows normally reside in STS in long-term collaborative projects with STS academic staff. They provide funds to cover full economic costs, normally through an application process that involves STS assisting in budgeting. Applicants also are expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Department and must have a sponsor from amongst STS academic staff. These appointments tend to be fixed-term, lasting one or more years, and renewal is subject to Departmental approval and continued funding.

Honorary Appointments

Honorary Appointments are voluntary arrangements which allow academic researchers from other institutions and businesses, or who have retired, to collaborate with staff in STS. The working relationship is less formal. Applicants are expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Department and must have a sponsor from amongst STS academic staff. Honoraries are expected to be self-sufficient, requiring no departmental resource. These appointments tend to be fixed-term, lasting up to three years in the first instance, and renewal is subject to approval.

Appointments of STS Honorary Senior Research Fellow are made on the same basis to those holding appointments equivalent to UCL's Professor rank. Please make enquiries with STS Head of Department.

Current Honorary Appointments

Below is a list of current honorary appointments within the department. This list is correct as of March 2023. Please note that Emeritus professors are listed on the main STS Academic Staff page.

Prof. Ana Maria Alfonso-GoldfarbHonorary Senior Research Fellow
Dr Matheus Alves Duarte da SilvaHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Scott Anthony Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Alberto Aparicio de NarvaezHonorary Research Fellow
Mr Jack AshbyHonarary Research Fellow
Mr Noah BakerHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Katy BarrettHonorary Research Fellow
Mr Daniel BeltekiHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Rachel BoonHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Timothy BoonHonorary Senior Research Fellow
Dr Nathan BossohHonorary Research Fellow
Prof William Brock Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Robert BudHonorary Senior Research Fellow
Dr Stella Butler Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Chris CampbellHonorary Research Fellow
Prof. Geoffrey CantorHonorary Senior Research Fellow
Dr Annamaria CarusiHonorary Research Fellow
Ms Amanda ColbourneHonorary Research Fellow
Ms Claudia CristalliHonorary Research  Fellow
Mr Lewis DartnellHonorary Research Fellow
Subhadra DaHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Silvia De BianchiHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Richard DunnHonorary Research Fellow
Ms Penny EvansHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Richard FallonHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Grant FisherHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Richard FisherHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Dario GalvaoHonorary Research Fellow
Prof. Donald GilliesHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Daniel GlaserHonorary Research Fellow
Prof. Jordan GoodmanHonorary Research Fellow
Mr Jim Gregory Honorary Research Fellow
Ms Amy Harrison Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Michal Haskel-IttahHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Andrew HopkinsHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Hsiang-Fu HuangHonorary Research Fellow
Sir Roland JacksonHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Elizabeth JonesHonorary Research Fellow
Mr Imran KhanHonorary Research Fellow
Ms Nina Kuryata-StasivHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Farrah Lawrence-MackayHonorary Research Fellow
Mr William LeechHonorary Research Fellow
Ms Shaaron LevementHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Rory MacLeodHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Lara MarksHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Oliver MarshHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Rebecca MartinHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Luisa MassaraniHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Ada MauHonorary Research Fellow
Mr Nick MaxwellHonorary Research Fellow
Mr Beau-Jensen McCubbinHonorary Research Fellow 
Dr Marcia Mendes FerrazHonorary Senior Research Fellow
Ms Vanessa MignanHonorary Research Fellow
Mr Doug MillardHonorary Research Fellow
Prof. Arthur Miller Honorary Research Fellow
Prof. Steve MillerHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Glyn Morgan Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Norma MorrisHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Peter MorrisHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Themistoklis PantazakosHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Matthew PaskinsHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Lesley PatersonHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Helen PearsonHonorary Professor of Practice
Miss Cecila PennHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Helene Perdicoyianni-PaleologouHonorary Research Fellow
Prof. Naomi PfefferHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Viviane QuirkeHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Meritxell Ramirez-i-OlleHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Veronica RanieriHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Emily Rees KoernerHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Carol ReevesHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Michael RodgersHonorary Senior Research Fellow
Ms Alexandra RoseHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Thomas RoseHonorary Senior Research Fellow
Mr Ben RussellHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Federica RussoHonorary Professor
Dr Julia Sanchez-DoradoHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Anna SimmonsHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Christopher TennantHonorary Research Fellow 
Ms Shana Van HauwermeirenHonorary Research Fellow
Dr John Van LaunHonorary Research Fellow 
Dr Kathleen VogelHonorary Lecturer
Dr John WalkerHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Jacob WardHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Katheen Walker-MeikleHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Jacob WardHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Sheray WarmingtonHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Andrew WearHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Erik WeberHonorary Senior Research Fellow
Mrs Maxine WillettsHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Hannah WillsHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Jenny Wilson

Honorary Research Fellow

Dr Billy WongHonorary Research Fellow
Dr Siabhainn Russell Honorary Research Fellow
Dr Francesca BellazziHonorary Research Fellow
Facilities for STS Honorary Research Fellows

If we do accept you as an Honorary, you can expect that normally we will provide you with:

We do not provide desk space, access to UCL's funding mechanisms, or access to UCL's research administration.

Expectations for STS Honarary Research Fellows

 In turn we will expect you to:

  • Abide by UCL policies, especially those to do with ethical research conduct, copyright and the appropriate use of UCL facilities.
  • Acknowledge UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) appropriately in any publications which arise from the period of your appointment.
  • Contribute positively to the research culture and academic life of STS and any research cluster to which you are attached during your appointment.

Please note that all Honoraries who live in the UK must have the right to live and work in the UK and a right-to-work check will be undertaken before conferment of an honorary title.

Although honoraries are paid a salary for their time by their employing institution, they may nevertheless be undertaking voluntary and unpaid work for and on behalf of UCL, and this requires the right to work.

Honoraries who are based overseas and do not visit the UK will not require a right to work check.  However, if they come to the UK and undertake any type of work for or on behalf of UCL, a right to work check or a visitors’ visa check must be undertaken.

Application Procedures for STS Honorary Research Fellows

For further information and to download the Honorary Appointment Nomination Form, please refer to the UCL Honorary Staff Appointments Procedure.

All Nomination forms and relevant documentation should be sent to sts@ucl.ac.uk.

Academic Affiliates or Visitors

Academic affiliates or visitors are appointments for academics from overseas who wish to spend a short period at UCL (normally of not less than four weeks and not more than one calendar year) pursuing their own research either individually or in association with STS academic staff. 

Affiliate fees normally are charged. As space is limited within our building, we are unable to accept all those wishing to visit; our priority is focused on applicants whose research interests fit closely with STS academic staff. We encourage visiting researchers to work with their hosts in advance to arrive with an agreed research work plan for their visit.

If you wish to be considered for Academic Affiliate or Visitor status, please get in touch with us via email at sts@ucl.ac.uk.

Visiting Research Students (PhD)

Students currently enrolled on a PhD overseas can apply to study at UCL as a ‘visiting research student’ to conduct research here towards your PhD overseas. You can apply to spend 3 to 12 months at UCL undertaking research which is complementary to the doctoral/PhD project at your 'home' university. The relevant procedures in this case are provided on UCL Visiting Research Student. Fees are normally charged. 

Applicants for Visiting Research Student status must be enrolled as a doctoral student in another university. Please contact the STS PhD programme tutor for more information about this option (sts-phd@ucl.ac.uk). If you wish to apply for doctoral study in STS (e.eg., for a degree awarded by UCL) you should not apply as a visiting student. You must apply through the normal graduate research routes.

Space is very limited and prior to any application it is necessary to establish if your request is feasible. If we choose to take your application forward, we will help you make a formal application through UCL’s procedures, and it is only after the formal application has been considered that you will receive a formal decision about whether we can offer you a place. A formal offer can only be made through formal department channels. These processes can take several weeks, so please allow enough time. 

If you are a non-EU resident you will also need to make a visa application. This, too, can take time.