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Joyce Tait

Joyce Tait
Name
Professor Joyce Tait CBE, FRSE, D. Univ. (Open)
Title
Director, Innogen Institute
Address
G.36 Old Surgeons' Hall High School Yards Edinburgh UK EH1 1LZ
Telephone
+44 (0)131 650 9174
Email
Research Interests
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.
URL
http://www.stis.ed.ac.uk/people/academic_staff/tait_joyce

Biography

 Joyce Tait CV 2015 (PDF 183kb)

Honours:

Honours

Appointments:

Recent External Appointments

  • 2015 – 2016: Member, US National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Committee on Re-programming Non-human Populations using “Gene Drives”: Recommendations for Responsible Conduct of Research
  • 2014 – 2015: Member, ESRC/Research Councils UK Working Group on “Antimicrobial Resistance – Setting the Social Science Agenda” and “Scoping Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance”.
  • 2014 – ongoing: Member, John Innes Centre Science and Impact Advisory Board.
  • 2014 – ongoing: AcademiaNet, portal for excellent women scientists.
  • 2014 – 2015: Member, Regenerative Medicine Expert Group, Regulation and Licensing Subgroup.
  • 2013 – 2014: Member, Scottish Science Advisory Council Working Group on Synthetic Biology
  • 2012 – ongoing: Member, Governance Committee, Scottish Funding Council project Industrially generated red blood cells for transfusion.
  • 2012 – 2014: Member, TSB Stratified Medicine Public Engagement Oversight Group
  • 2012 – ongoing: Member, Synthetic Biology Leadership Council, UK Government Department for Business Innovation and Skills.
  • 2012 – 2014: Member, UK Department of Health Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee.
  • 2012 – 14: Adviser to Technology Strategy Board in development of its synthetic biology Responsible Innovation Framework
  • 2012: Participant by invitation in Road-mapping consultations organised by UK Research Councils and Technology Strategy Board on stratified medicine, synthetic biology and regenerative medicine.
  • 2009 – 2011: Chair, Nuffield Council on Bioethics, Working Party on 'New Approaches to Biofuels'
  • 2008 – ongoing: Board member, Roslin Foundation Board
  • 2006 – 2008: Member of the Governing Council of the Roslin Institute
  • 2004 – 2011: Member of the Scientific and Technical Council of the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC), Geneva
  • 2004 – 2010: Member of the Scottish Science Advisory Council

Publications

Books

Recent Book chapters

  • Tait, J., (2014) Bringing it all Together. In Annual Report of the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, 2014. Innovation: Managing Risk not Avoiding It. Evidence and Case Studies, pp 129-136 (accessed 2/1/15)
  • Tait, J. (2012) “Innovation, Policy, and Public Interactions in the Management of Infectious Diseases”. Institute on Science for Global Policy Conference Report – Emerging and Persistent Infectious Diseases: Focus on Mitigation. Edinburgh, Oct. 23-26, 2011. Tucson Arizona, USA, www.scienceforglobalpolicy.org
  • Milne, C-P and Tait, J. (2009) Evolution along the Government-Governance Continuum: impacts on medicines innovation in the United States. In eds. C. Lyall, T. Papaioannou and J. Smith, Limits to Governance: challenges of policy making for the new life sciences. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited, pp 107-132.
  • Tait, Joyce (2009) 'Governing Synthetic Biology: processes and outcomes' in Synthetic Biology: the technoscience and its societal consequences, Chapter 9, Springer.

Special Issue

Recent journal articles

Joyce has contributed to a number of policy reports and briefings:

A full list of Professor Tait's publications can be found on her CV - please see www.innogen.ac.uk

Research Interests

Joyce is involved in the following Innogen projects:

Joyce has an interdisciplinary background in natural and social sciences including risk assessment and regulation, policy analysis, technology management, strategic and operational decision making in companies and public bodies.