I have an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of York, a Masters degree in Science Culture and Communication from the University of Bath, and a Masters by Research degree in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Edinburgh. I am now undertaking a PhD in Science and Technology Studies at Edinburgh exploring the social dimensions of synthetic biology.
Before arriving at Edinburgh, I also held a professional career spanning a period of over 13 years. I started work as a Commissioning Editor in online scientific publishing before moving into broader online product development roles. I have extensive experience in specifying and managing the build and in-life use of a wide variety of online products and services and have worked with public, private and third sectors. Most recently I worked as a Director of Business Analysis and Head of Product Development for the FTSE 100, RELX Group.
2017 - present: PhD in Science and Technology Studies, University of Edinburgh
2016 - 2017: MSc(R) (with Distinction) in Science and Technology Studies, University of Edinburgh
2001 - 2002: MSc in Science, Culture and Communication, University of Bath
1998 - 2001: BSc (Hons) (2:1) in Biology, University of York
Overview of Professional Experience
2013 - 2016: Director of Business Analysis and Head of Product Development, Reed Business Information (part of the RELX group)
2013 - 2013: Senior Technical Product Manager, Reed Business Information (part of the RELX group)
2011 - 2012: Technical Product Manager, Reed Business Information (part of the RELX group)
2007 - 2011: 2 x Product Development roles, NHS Choices
2005 - 2007: 2 x Management roles, Asbestos Watchdog
2003 - 2005: Commissioning Editor for F1000 Medicine, Current Science Group
Science and technology studies Sociology of knowledge and science synthetic biology Discourse and rhetoric studies Philosophy of science Bioethics and concepts of nature Sociology of Science Biotechnologies
2019 - present: Instructor, 'Social Dimensions of Systems and Synthetic Biology' postgraduate course, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.
2019 - present: Tutor, 'Science, Nature and Environment' undergraduate course, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.
Professor Jane Calvert
Dr Erika Szymanski
Dr Robert Smith