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UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) includes Professors, Senior Lecturers, Readers, and Lecturers. Then, Teaching and Research Fellows. Finally, Honorary and Emeritus colleagues.

This page lists STS academic staff. This includes those on open-ended and fixed term contracts.

 

Prof. Jon Agar

Professor Jon Agar
Joint Head of Department and Professor in Science and Technology Studies

Professor Agar writes on contemporary technologies (mobile phones, ID cards) and the history of modern science and technology. 

UCL IRIS profile
Blog: STS-observatory
0207 679 3521
room 2.4
e-mail: jonathan.agar

 

Dr Chiara Ambrosio

Dr Chiara Ambrosio
Associate Professor in History and Philosophy of Science

Dr Ambrosio is an expert on the interrelations between science, art, and philosophy. Her research focuses on representations across art and science, nineteenth and twentieth century visual culture, the relations between classical Pragmatism and science, and the philosophy of Charles S. Peirce.

UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile
0207 679 0166
room 1.2 
e-mail: c.ambrosio 

 

Prof. Brian Balmer

Professor Brian Balmer
Professor in Science Policy Studies

Professor Balmer has been a Research Fellow at the Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex University. His research interests include policies for biotechnology and genetics, military technology and arms limitation, and the sociology of science. 

UCL IRIS profile
0207 679 3924
room 2.1
e-mail: b.balmer

 

Professor Joe Cain

Professor Joe Cain
Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology

Professor Cain's research interests emphasise twentieth-century evolutionary studies, Darwin and Darwinism, exploration and empire, the history of natural history and museum, and science in London. 

UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile
personal site
0207 679 3041
room 4.3
e-mail: j.cain

 

Dr Emily Dawson

Dr Emily Dawson
Associate Professor of Science Communication

Dr Dawson is an expert on public engagement, with a focus on equity and different ways diverse communities engage science museums and events. 

UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile

Book website - Equity, Exclusion and Everyday Science Learning

phone: 0203 108 4411
room 2.2
e-mail: emily.dawson 

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Professor Sarah Edwards
Professor of Bioethics

Professor Edwards' research focus on the ethics of health research to answer practical and policy questions raised by new technologies.

UCL IRIS profile
phone: 0207 679 4431
e-mail: sarah.edwards

 

Dr Carina Fearnley

Dr Carina Fearnley
Associate Professor of Science and Technology Studies

Dr Fearnley is an expert in public engagement, focusing on the science of risk and its communication. 

UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile
personal site
phone: 0207 679 4414
room 1.2
e-mail: c.fearnley 

 

Dr Jean-Baptiste Gouyon

Dr Jean-Baptiste Gouyon
Associate Professor in Science Communication

Dr Gouyon is an expert in Science Communication and Science in the Media. 

UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile
0207 679 3490
room 3.3
e-mail: j.gouyon 

 

Prof. Andrew Gregory

Professor Andrew Gregory
Professor of History and Philosophy of Science

Professor Gregory focuses his research on the history of science in the ancient world, especially the history of cosmology and the relations between magic and science.  

UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile
0207 679 2490
room 1.1
e-mail: andrew.gregory

 

Dr Phyllis Illari

Professor Phyllis Illari
Professor in Philosophy of Science

Dr Illari is an expert in the philosophy of science, with research interests in causality and the philosophy of information.

UCL IRIS profile
philpapers profile
0207 679 2486
room 1.2
email: phyllis.illari

 

Professor Frank James

Professor Frank A.J.L. James
Professor of History of Science

 

Research interests centre on the physical sciences, their social and cultural settings between roughly 1780 and 1850 and on the post-1945 cultural debates and the role of science and history of science (he welcomes expressions of interest from potential students in these areas). Currently focussing on Humphry Davy and his contexts, he edited the Correspondence of Michael Faraday.

UCL IRIS profile
0207 679 7713
room 2.2
email: frank.james

 

Dr Simon Lock

Dr Simon Jay Lock
Associate Professor of Science Communication and Governance

Dr Lock's research interests are centred around the relationship between science and public,the development of science communication, and public engagement with science and technology. 

UCL IRIS profile

0207 679 3763
room 2.2
e-mail: simon.lock

 

Dr Jenny Bulstrode

Dr Jenny Bulstrode
Lecturer in History of Science and Technology

Dr Bulstrode is a historian of physics, with particular interest in the
universalising claims of science and capitalism, and cross-cultural
encounters in experiment, innovation, and materials.  

UCL IRIS Profile
e-mail: j.bulstrode

 

Dr Tiago Mata

Dr Tiago Mata
Associate Professor in Science and Technology Studies

Dr Mata is an expert in the history and sociology of economics and political science.

UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile
personal site
0203 108 4412
room 2.3
e-mail: t.mata

 

Dr Melanie Smallman

Dr Melanie Smallman
Associate Professor in Science and Technology Studies
Dr Smallman is an expert on science communication and policy, especially in the area of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile
room 1.3
e-mail: m.smallman

 

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Dr Jack Stilgoe
Associate Professor of Social Studies of Science

Dr Stilgoe is an expert in the governance of emerging technologies.

UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile
020 3108 1344
room 3.2
email: j.stilgoe

 

Dr Emma Tobin

Professor Emma Tobin
Joint Head of Department and Professor of Philosophy of Science

Dr Tobin is an expert in the philosophy of science; metaphysics of science and philosophy of science in practice. She is particularly interested in the philosophy of biochemistry.

UCL IRIS profile
0207 679 1321
room 2.4
e-mail: e.tobin

 

Dr Noemi Tousignant

Dr Noemi Tousignant
Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies and Wellcome Trust University Award Research Fellow

Dr Tousignant is an expert in medical anthropology, studying policy development in subsaharan Africa. 

UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile
room 2.1
e-mail: n.tousignant

 

Dr Simon Werrett

Professor Simon Werrett
Professor in History and Philosophy of Science

Dr Werrett is an expert in history of early modern and Enlightenment Science, especially in Europe and Russia. 

UCL IRIS profile
Academia.edu profile
0207 679 3261
room 1.2
email: s.werrett
Dr Maria Kiladi

Dr Maria Kiladi
Research Fellow in History of Eugenics

Dr Kiladi is an expert in British history and politics during the Interwar period of the 20thC. She is a member of the Legacies of Eugenics at UCL project. 

UCL IRIS Profile

email: m.kiladi

STS Research Fellows and STS Teaching Fellows

 

Dr Cristiano Turbil

Dr Cristiano Turbil
STS Teaching Fellow

Dr Turbil researches history of science and medicine in Europe in the modern period. His current research focuses on the history of evolution and the ‘science of the mind’ in Europe, especially how evolution and experimental psychology were discussed by scientists, philosophers and amateurs between 1870 and 1920.

ResearchGate profile
Twitter
room 4.3
email: c.turbil

 

Dr Erman Sozudogru

Dr Erman Sozudogru
STS Teaching Fellow

Dr Erman Sozudogru is an interdisciplinary researcher in philosophy of science with a background in pharmaceutical chemistry. Erman combines philosophy of science and science and technology studies approaches in addressing epistemic and practical questions regarding scientific inquiry. In his PhD thesis, Erman focused on understanding how the broader socioeconomic and political context of Neglected Tropical Diseases shape the scientific practices employed to eliminate these diseases. Erman’s research focuses on understanding the scientific inquiry in its broader policy context.

UCL IRIS profile
personal site
room B14
0207 679 2959

Dr Cian O'Donovan

Dr Cian O'Donovan

STS Teaching Fellow

Dr Cian O'Donovan is a researcher and Teaching Fellow at UCL's Department of Science and Technology Studies. His core interest is how innovation is directed towards, and often away from, social progress. His research interests include automation, technology and democracy; the role of politics and institutions in innovation and social change; and cultures of knowledge making, practises and research methods.

UCL IRIS Profile

room B14

0207 679 2959

Stephen Hughes

Dr Stephen Hughes

STS Teaching Fellow 

Dr Hughes is delivering a Responsible Innovation programme to EPSRC CDT doctoral students across UCL. He is interested in exploring the intersection of emotion and responsibility in research cultures.

UCL IRIS Profile

Room B14

0207 679 2959

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Dr Amy Unsworth 

STS Research Fellow

Dr Amy Unsworth studies the relationship between public understandings of science, religion and supernatural beliefs using quantitative and qualitative sociological methods. Her research interests include: perceptions of evolutionary theory among Christian, Muslim and non-religious publics; science and secularization; science and social class.

IRIS Profile

STS Emeritus and Honorary academic staff

Dr Karen Bultitude
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Science Communication
email: k.bultitude
Professor Hasok Chang
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Science
email: h.chang
Professor Donald Gilles
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Science and Mathematics
e-mail: donald.gillies
Mr Nicholas Maxwell
Emeritus Reader in Philosophy of Science
e-mail: nicholas.maxwell
Professor Arthur I. Miller
Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science
e-mail: a.miller
Professor Steve Miller
Emeritus Professor of Science Communication and Planetary Science
e-mail: s.miller
Professor Piyo Rattansi
Emeritus Professor of History of Science
e-mail: piyo.rattansi
Dr Carole Reeves
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies
email: c.reeves