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. My previous research was on the governance of geoengineering - defined by the Royal Society as the "deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment”. I am currently interested in machine learning and self-driving cars. My recent thoughts on this are in blog form on The Guardian website and in longer form at papers.ssrn.com.
I was previously a senior research fellow at the University of Exeter, 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.
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. I also advise the European Commission on responsible research and innovation through its ‘science with and for society’ expert group.
I have a PhD in Sociology of science, MSc in Science and technology policy and a BA (Hons) in 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
• HPSCGA47 Responsible Science and Innovation
• HPSC1004 Introduction to Science Policy
• BASC1002 Interdisciplinary Research Methods
Jack Stilgoe conducts research on the governance of emerging technologies, including genetically modified crops, nanotechnologies and, most recently, geoengineering.