Science & Society

Institute for Science, Innovation and Society

What are we doing?
We conduct research, deliver teaching and formulate policy proposals on the implications of scientific and technological change in contemporary societies.  

Why is it important?
Scientific and technological changes are at the centre of transformations experienced by humanity in the 21st century. It is vital to anticipate, understand and influence these changes now.

How are we different?
The Institute encompasses world-class capabilities (both scholarly and practical) and combines research, practice and education across multiple domains, from intellectual property rights in the life sciences to climate geoengineering governance.

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Javier Lezaun

Dr Javier Lezaun

James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance
Steve Rayner

Professor Steve Rayner

James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization


Rob Bellamy

Rob Bellamy

Research Fellow
Natalie Porter

Dr Natalie Porter

Research Fellow in Bioproperty


Jason J Blackstock

Dr Jason J Blackstock

INSIS Visiting Fellow
Amy Hinterberger

Dr Amy Hinterberger

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick
Catherine Montgomery

Dr Catherine Montgomery

Research Fellow in Bioproperty