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Andrew Watkins

Andrew Watkins
Name
Dr Andrew Watkins
Title
Research Fellow
Department
Science Technology and Innovation Studies School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
2.04 Old Surgeons' Hall High School Yards Edinburgh UK
Email
Research Interests
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
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/science_technology_and_innovation_studies/andrew_watkins

Biography

Andrew holds a BA in Political Science, a MA in Science, Technology and Public Policy from The George Washington University, and a PhD in Regional Planning from The London School of Economics. Andrew formerly worked at The National Science Foundation and The National Academy of Engineering in the US.

Andrew joined the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) department at the University of Edinburgh in June 2016 as Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Governance/Innovation Interactions, after working as a Teaching Fellow in Innovation Studies at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex. During his two years at the University of Edinburgh, Andrew will be carrying out social and policy research contributing to the following two large scale science interdisciplinary projects based in the University of Edinburgh: the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology (CMSB), which links research on synthetic biology, epigenetics and cell therapies, and the Implantable Micro-systems for Personalised Anti-Cancer Therapy (IMPACT), which includes engineering, medical, veterinary and chemical expertise.

Prior to joining SPRU, he worked at the Open University Development Policy and Practice centre from October 2013 on The Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘Unpacking the role of industry associations in diffusion and governance of health innovations in developing countries’.

Research

Research Interests

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

Current Projects

During his two years at the University of Edinburgh, Andrew will be carrying out social and policy research contributing to the following two large scale science interdisciplinary projects based in the University of Edinburgh: the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology (CMSB), which links research on synthetic biology, epigenetics and cell therapies, and the Implantable Micro-systems for Personalised Anti-Cancer Therapy (IMPACT), which includes engineering, medical, veterinary and chemical expertise.

Completed Projects

Unpacking the Role of Industry Associations in Diffusion and Governance of Health Innovations in Developing Countries

Publications

Papaioannou, T, Watkins, A, Mugwagwa, J, Kale, D (2016) ‘To Lobby or to Partner? Investigating the Shifting Political Strategies of Biopharmaceutical Industry Associations in Innovation Systems of South Africa and India’, World Development 78 (February 2016) 66–79


Watkins, A, Papaioannou, T, Mugwagwa, J, Kale, D (2015) ‘National innovation systems and the intermediary role of industry associations in building institutional capacities for innovation in developing countries: a critical review of the literature’, Research Policy 44 (8) 1407–1418


Papaioannou, T, Watkins, A, Kale, D, Mugwagwa, J (2015) ‘Industry associations, health innovation systems and politics of development: the cases of India and South Africa’, Business and Politics