UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies


Jack Stilgoe

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Lecturer in Social Studies of Science


For 2013-14, Dr Stilgoe teaches the following modules:

  • HPSC3036 Governing Emerging Technologies (link)
  • HPSCGA47 Responsible Science and Innovation (link)
  • HPSC1004 Introduction to Science Policy
  • BASC1002 Interdisciplinary Research Methods (link)


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

Here is a lecture I recently did as part of UCL's Lunch Hour Lecture series

For a list of my publications, see Google Scholar