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Science, Technology and Innovation Studies:



(For a list of past graduates, please see Completed PhDs.)

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Dayana Ariffin anthropology and indigenous peoples,science in the Philippines,taxonomy of race,colonial science
Jim Baker Fire safety in buildings,Sociology of fire safety  University e-mail: Personal e-mail:
Geoffrey Banda Lecturer in Global Food Security and Innovation Innovation,International development,Science,Regenerative Medicine,Business Models,Financing Innovation,Pharmaceutical Production 2.03 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
Justyna Bandola-Gill Policy construction,Knowledge transfer/exchange,Policy learning,Knowledge production,Evidence & experts in policy,Research impact,Science policy,Knowledge mobilisation,Politics of knowledge,Knowledge brokers,Scientific advice,Impact agenda,Knowledge in policy
Sara Bea Science and technology studies,feminist technoscience,Material Semiotics,inventive methods,ethnography,Organ and tissue donation,Bioengineered Medical Futures,Regenerative Medicine,iPS cellular biotechnology,Nonhuman Animal Studies,Genetic Engineering
Dominic Berry Research Fellow History of science,technology and engineering,Philosophy of science,Synthetic biology,Science and technology studies,History of theories about heredity,Plant breeding,History and philosophy of biology,Agriculture,Agricultural science G1 Chisholm House
David Bloor Emeritus Professor  Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 4256
Ronan Bolton Lecturer Climate change and energy policy,energy policy and politics,Technology and society,sociology of markets,Sustainability S1 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 6366
Ann Bruce Associate Director Research (KE & Impact), lecturer Environment,Participation,Sustainability,Risk,agriculture and food security,interdisciplinarity,GM,animal genetics,Knowledge exchange,animal biosciences,Values G.32 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 6364
Jane Calvert Reader in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Science and technology studies,Sociology of Science,Philosophy of biology,Science policy,Engineering studies,Synthetic biology,Systems biology,Interdisciplinary collaborations  High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 9126
Gian Marco Campagnolo Lecturer & Programme Director; Alan Turing Fellow Valuation Studies,Social Data Science,Sociology of Images,Sociology of Business Knowledge,social studies of markets,Social Studies of ICT Attic Office Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 2843
Géraldine Debard Science, Technology & Innovation Studies (STIS) Administrator G.46 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 9113
Diana Carolina Velasco Malaver National system of innovation,Systems of Innovation,Policing  447827414244
Lawrence Dritsas Lecturer; Deputy Director of the Undergraduate School Science & technology studies,History of science,Colonial/imperial history,Decolonisation,global histories of science technology and medicine,Scottish history,Missionary Encounter Top floor A.4 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 4011
Sergio Orozco-Echeverri Philosophy of science,History of science,Sociology of Knowledge,The Scientific Revolution,Early Modern Science and Philosophy,Science and Religion,Laws of nature  +44 (0) 7986820897
Lukas Engelmann Chancellor's Fellow in History and Sociology of Biomedicine Medical history,Medical Anthropology,Medical sociology,digital culture,Epidemiology 2.01 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)1316506367
Emma Frow Honorary Fellow Science & technology studies,Sociology of Science,Engineering studies,synthetic biology,expertise and interdisciplinarity,Values,Representation in scientific practice  Chisholm House
High School Yards
Miguel Garcia-Sancho Chancellor's Fellow / Senior Lecturer History of science,Science and technology studies,science communication,genomics,biotechnology,bioinformatics,animal genetics,biology and agriculture Room 2.03 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 6506393
miguel.gsancho [at] (dot) uk
Evi Giannatou Socio-legal Study,Open Content Licensing,Digital Copyright,Creative Industries
No Photo Iain Gillespie Innogen Visiting Professor  Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
Leah Gilman Reproduction and assisted conception,Sociology of the family and kinship,Altruism and donation,Sex & Gender,Gift discourses,Medical sociology,Bodies and identity,Research ethics
Owais Golra Interactive Learning and Innovation,Dynamic Capability,Absorptive Capacity,technological capabilities,Global Value Chains,Knowledge System,Knowledge exchange,innovation systems and theory,theory of firm learning,industrial clustering and proximity  +44(0)7563557556
Nathan Gove
Javier Guerrero-C The war on drugs,Technology and society,Outlaw Innovation,Narcosubmarines,Security
Gill Haddow Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow Patient experiences,Cyborgs,Sociology of health and illness,Medical sociology,Qualitative Research Methods,embodiment,new scientific and medical technologies,public engagement 2.05 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0) 131 650 2389
Barbara Haward History of Occupational Health,Emergence of Health and Safety at work 1840 - 1930,Workers compensation,Workplace disease,Medical sociology
Catherine Heeney Research Fellow, Making Genomic Medicine Research Ethics,Science and technology,genomics 2.08 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
John Henry Director Science Studies History of western thought,sociology of scientific knowledge,History of science,science and religion F2 Chisholm House
High School Yards
Eva Maria Hoffmann  +44 (0) 131 651 3207
Farah Huzair Lecturer governance,Innovation,Policy,Life Sciences G.35 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 6386
David S. Ingram Honorary Professor/Honorary Professorial Fellow, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies.  Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
Bill Jenkins History of science,Pre-Darwinian evolutionary theories,Science and religion in 19th-century Britain,History of the plurality of worlds debate
No Photo Thokozani Kamwendo My research interests are the formation of disciplines and claims to scientificity. I am also interested in questions about rationality and the dynamics of scientific explanation.
Michael Kattirtzi sociology of scientific knowledge,Public participation,Behavioural Economics  M.Kattirtzi[AT]
Niall Kerr Research Fellow (policy effectiveness) Climate change and energy policy,Built environment,Policy effectiveness,Cognitive dissonance B1 Chisholm House
High School Yards
Christine Knight Senior Research Fellow food,nutrition,national identity
Rhodri Leng Scientometrics,Sociology of Scientific Knowledge,Philosophy of Science,Citation Network Analysis,Social Network Analysis,Research Bias,Citation Bias,Public Health Policy,Science-based Policy,History of Medical Science,Public Policy  +447958146337
No Photo Mareike Lührs Energy Systems,Energy policy,Decentralisation
James Lowe Research Fellow genomics,History of science,History of biological sciences,variation,Translation,biotechnology,Philosophy of science,philosophy of biology 2.07 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 6502 842
Catherine Lyall Professor of Science and Public Policy; Head of Science, Technology & Innovation Studies Policy issues related to the governance of science, technology, innovation,The promotion and management of interdisciplinary research,Research evaluation and the assessment of research impact G.39 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 2452
Valentina Marcheselli ethnography,Sociology of Knowledge,Astrobiology,Biomedical knowledge(s), practices and technologies  V.Marcheselli[at]
Fadhila Mazanderani Chancellor's Fellow Social movements,Patient experiences,Public health,Health policy,Sociology of Knowledge,Medical sociology,Social media and internet technologies,Chronic illness,Care ethics 1.01A Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
Koichi Mikami Visiting Research Fellow - Making Genomic Medicine; Project Assistant Professor, Science Interpreter Training Program at University of Tokyo (Japan) Science and technology studies,Biomedical knowledge(s),practices and technologies,Patient experiences,Genetics and Society, Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs  Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
James Mittra Senior Lecturer in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Innovation,translational medicine,agrobiotechnology,Pharmaceuticals,risk governance,regulation,stratified medicine,genomics,Regenerative Medicine,Value,Public-private partnerships,collaboration,interdiciplinarity Room G.33 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 2453
Eileen Mothersole Secretary G.43 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 6398
Vera Florida Mugittu Research Fellow, Diagnostic innovation and livestock (DIAL) livestock development,Rural Development,Food Security,Innovation,Science and technology for development,innovation systems,International Development,Smallholder farming,Sub-Saharan Africa 2.01 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
Tair Mukhamadiyev National innovation systems,World Trade Organization,Transition Economies
Hung The Nguyen Information Infrastructure Studies,Digital Copyright Exchange,Social consequences of technological change
Natalia Nino Science and technology,Standars and Classification,Medical Anthropology
Meritxell Ramirez-i-Olle Sociology of Knowledge,sociology of scientific knowledge,Paleoclimatology,trust,scepticism,Research methods,Politics of climate change science
George Papamichail
Sarah Parry Senior Lecturer Gender and Environment,Gender and Technology,Gender,Environment and Health,Environment and Social Change Attic Room A.3 Chisholm House
High School Yards
++44 (0)131 650 4262
Pattamaporn Prachomrat National system of innovation
Mason Robbins Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies,Politics of Football,IR and Middle East,Diplomacy,Big Data Analytics,Ranking Systems,Football and IT Companies,Microsoft,Deloitte,Real Madrid,Spanish Football,Sports Management  +44 (0)745 025 5096
Eugenia Rodrigues Lecturer environment,monitoring,surveillance,new technologies,new social media,public engagement,citizen science A3 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 651 4751
Abel Villa Science and technology studies,agriculture,Global Value Chains,technological capabilities,innovation networks,organic agriculture,Cooperation and Value creation,Small-scales farmers  07983139345
No Photo Karina E Romo Medrano M
Alvaro Saez Evidence & experts in policy,Sociology of (scientific) Knowledge,Disasters,Social theory,Green politics/cities,Quantitative Methods,Systems and Complexity Theory,Science in the Law
Pablo Schyfter Lecturer; Director of Science and Technology in Society MSc. Sociology of knowledge,Science and technology studies,Gender,Feminist Theory,Engineering studies,Phenomenology,Philosophy of biology,Philosophy of technology A2 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 4262
Deborah Scott Research Fellow governance of emerging science and technology;,Science and technology studies,synthetic biology,Science policy,knowledge politics,international law G.01 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44(0)131 650 6345
Antti Silvast Research Fellow - European Energy Policy and Markets Energy & Infrastructure,Climate change and energy policy,European Union,Risk and vulnerability,Social Studies of Finance,Everyday Life,Sociological Theory B.1 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44(0)131 650 3427
Graham Spinardi Ove Arup/Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellow in Integrating Technical and Social Aspects of Fire Safety,  Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 6394
Klaus Staubermann Honorary Fellow / Principal Curator of Technology National Museums Scotland 
+44 (0) 131 247 4357
James Stewart Research Fellow and Lecturer Technology and society,Media and society,Political Economy of Market Microstructure,Policy issues related to the governance of science,technology,innovation,Work & Labour,Social media and internet technologies,Space,place and the city,Social network analysis,Open Content Licensing,Computer models and simulations for policy,Social Shaping of Internet and Society,Digital Work,digital culture,digital research,Digital games and social inclusion,Innovation in elderly care,EU Policy,crowdsourcing,ICTs and development,,telecoms policy and innovation,Innovation,Open Data,Domestic Technology,the family,Mobile communications,Social Inclusion,ICTs in Social and Employment Policy,Digital Divide,participatory design,digital evidence 2:02 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 6392
No Photo Paul Stollard
Steve Sturdy Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge; Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator in Medical Humanities History of science and medicine,Medical sociology,sociology of scientific knowledge,genomics 2.08 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 651 4741
Hyojung Sun digital culture,Internet research,copyright issues,popular music,Creative Industries
Erika Szymanski Research Fellow synthetic biology,yeast,science communication,rhetoric,wine,Interdisciplinary collaboration G.01 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 4258
Joyce Tait Director, Innogen Institute Innovation-governance-stakeholder interactions in life science and related areas: cell therapies and regenerative medicine,synthetic biology,GM technologies,drug development,stratified medicine,and biofuels.Innovation-governance-stakeholder interactions in life science and related areas: cell therapies and regenerative medicine,and biofuels.,Strategic and management decision making in companies and public bodies; policy analysis; risk assessment and regulation; stakeholder attitudes; science and risk communication; evaluation and application of interdisciplinary research; sustainable development.Strategic and management decision making in companies and public bodies; policy analysis; risk assessment and regulation; stakeholder attitudes; science and risk communication; evaluation and application of interdisciplinary research; sustainable development. G.36 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 9174
Daniel Thorpe environmental politics,aerospace science and technologies,technopolitics,ethnography,Knowledge transfer/exchange,Sociology of Science & Technology,postcolonial science and technology studies,Situational analysis
Vasilis Tsiatouras Soviet Mathematics,Economic Anthropology,Economic Sociology,Organizational Studies,Sociocybernetics
Sara Valencia Clinical Trials,Clinical regulation,Knowledge transfer/exchange,Knowledge managment,Latin America,Shared Knowledge,Vaccines
Anne Valentine Research Administrator G.46 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 2388
Niki Vermeulen Lecturer in history/sociology of science; Wellcome Research Fellow Science & technology studies,History of science and medicine,Social Organisation of Knowledge,Science policy,Innovation,Life Sciences Attic - Room A1 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44(0)131 650 6396
Matjaz Vidmar Innovation,Innovation theory,Sectoral Systems of Innovation,Systems of Innovation,Science and technology,Knowledge transfer/exchange,Anthropology of Knowledge,Institutional knowledge production and practices,Knowledge managment,Entrepreneurship,Business Incubation,Space,aerospace science and technologies,Policy  +44 (0)131 668 8461
Faye Wade Career Development Fellow (Energy and Society) Climate change and energy policy,Heat,Domestic energy,Building professionals,Technology and society B1 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 6399
Michel Wahome Technology and society,Innovation,Kenya,sustainable development
Xiaona Wang Intellectual History of Science,History of science and medicine,The Scientific Revolution,Science and religion
Andrew Watkins Postdoctoral Research Fellow Science,technology and development,National innovation systems,Global Health Policy,Regional development,Entrepreneurship and regional development,Regulation and innovation,Inclusive innovation,Institutional capacity building,Entrepreneurial finance,Intermediaries and knowledge exchange 2.07 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
Alison Wheatley donor insemination,gamete donation,denmark,gender,Masculinities
Valeri Wiegel Technology and Innovation Studies,Biography of Artefact,Social Shaping of Technology,Social Learning,Information Infrastructures
David Wield Visiting Professor, University of Edinburgh; Professor of Innovation and Development at the Open University; Co-Director, Innogen Institute biotechnology,agriculture,Food Security,Policy,regulation,governance,development,innovation,health,Pharmaceuticals,Africa,capacity building,GM,India,interdisciplinarity,Research methods,Innovation in health care life sciences,development and global health,public-private collaboration in genomics and biotechnology 2.07 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 6385
Robin Williams Director, Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies; Research Adviser, and Postgraduate Research Adviser, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Subject Group Room 2.09 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 650 6387
Mark Winskel Senior Chancellor's Research Fellow on Energy Innovation sociology of energy innovation,expertise and interdisciplinarity,sociotechnical system change,energy policy and politics,research-policy exchange,energy organisations and institutions,innovation systems F3 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 651 4086
Mark T. O. Wong Research Assistant Big data,Social network analysis,Digital Sociology,Data Science,History of science and technology,Social Data Science,social media,bioinformatics,Social Policy,API,digital age,Bibliometric,Digital Social Research 2.07 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
0131 650 4256
Chris Mellingwood Communication theories,sociology of scientific knowledge,public understanding of science,narrative and metaphor,Engineering studies,Science and technology studies,Biotechnologies  c.r.mellingwood[at]
Steven Yearley Professor of the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge Environment,citizen science,Justice and environment,Environmental Sociology,Sociology of knowledge and science,Sustainability,Sociology of Climate Change 2.06 Old Surgeons' Hall
High School Yards
+44 (0)131 651 4747
Chihwei Yeh Discourse & rhetoric studies,Representation of science,Social relations of curiosity-driven research,Historical and political construction of big physics  +44 (0) 131 651 4274
Peter Zeniewski Chancellor's Fellow, Energy and Society energy security,energy politics,Energy policy,EU Energy Policy,natural gas F3 Chisholm House
High School Yards
+44 (0) 131 651 1396
Giorgos Zoukas Sociology of Scientific Knowledge,Science Communication,Internet Studies  G.Zoukas[AT]