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Our people are the most important thing about our subject area. It takes a team of academics, professional services colleagues and PhD students working together to deliver our teaching, carry out our research and keep the department running. Together, they form a supportive community covering a range of professional expertise. You can search by name or role here, or browse below.

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Professor James Mittra

Personal Chair of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

  • Global health policy
  • Innovation in life sciences (agriculture, food and health)
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Social studies of biology and medicine
  • Studies of the life sciences
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Harry Moncreiff

Early Stage Researcher

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Dr Catherine Montgomery

Senior Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow

  • Data & Digital
  • Health & Well-being
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Social studies of biology and medicine
  • Technology and material culture
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Cristina Moreno Lozano

PhD candidate

  • Historical approaches to science, technology and medicine
  • Social studies of biology and medicine
  • Social Studies of Information and Communication Technologies
  • Technology and material culture
  • Work & Economy
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Rob Nayan

PhD Student

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John Nott

Research Fellow

  • Global health policy
  • Health & Well-being
  • Historical approaches to science, technology and medicine
  • Race and decolonial thought
  • Social studies of biology and medicine
  • Technology and material culture
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Kyunghoon Park

PhD Student

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Dr Kyle Parker

Research Fellow

  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Dr Sarah Parry

Senior Lecturer

  • Children, families and relationships
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Health & Well-being
  • Identities & Inequalities
  • Kinship, bodies and relatedness
  • Not just energy futures
  • Technology and material culture
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Dr Helen Poulter

Research Fellow

  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • Governance & Democracy
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Eugenia Rodrigues

Lecturer in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

  • Data & Digital
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Simone Sambento

PhD Student

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Lara M. Santos Ayllón

PhD Student

  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • Not just energy futures
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Pablo Schyfter

Senior Lecturer

  • Gender Politics Research Group
  • Social studies of biology and medicine
  • Technology and material culture
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Rachel Simpson

PhD student

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Dr Robert Smith

Lecturer, Responsible Research & Innovation

  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Innovation in life sciences (agriculture, food and health)
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Science, technology and innovation
  • Social studies of biology and medicine
  • Studies of the life sciences
  • Technology and material culture
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Alli Spring

PhD Student

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Dr James Stewart

Lecturer

  • Data & Digital
  • Digital sociology
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Social Studies of Information and Communication Technologies
  • Studies of information and communication technology
  • Technology and material culture
  • Work & Economy
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Mayline Strouk

PhD Student - Free as a bird? Geography of seabird ornithologists' mobilities to the field in the Anthropocene

  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Science, technology and innovation
  • Social studies of biology and medicine
  • Studies of the life sciences
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Steve Sturdy

Professor of the Sociology of Medical Knowledge

  • Historical approaches to science, technology and medicine
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Joyce Tait

Director - Innogen Institute

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Niki Vermeulen

Professor and Director International

  • Cultural Heritage
  • Data & Digital
  • Historical approaches to science, technology and medicine
  • Social studies of biology and medicine
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Louis Volkmer

PhD Student

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Dr Jan Vrhovski

Research Fellow (Situating International and Global Mathematics)

  • Culture
  • Methods
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Science, technology and innovation
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David Wield

Honorary and visiting staff

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Robin Williams

Director - ISSTI

  • Social Studies of Information and Communication Technologies
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Dr Mark Winskel

Senior Lecturer

  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • Science, knowledge and policy
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Xiao Yang

PhD Student

  • Data & Digital
  • Historical approaches to science, technology and medicine
  • Science, technology and innovation
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Professor Steven Yearley

Professor of the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge

  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Energy, environment and sustainability
  • Environment and energy
  • Science, knowledge and policy
  • Studies of the life sciences