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Honorary CSEC staff

Robert Doubleday is Research Associate in the social dimensions of nanotechnology at the University of Cambridge's Nanoscience Centre, where he exploring the social implications of scientific research and working on innovative forms of public debate about science and technology.

Robin Grove-White was Director of the Council for the Protection of Rural England, before coming to Lancaster to found CSEC with Brian Wynne in 1991. He has served as a Forestry Commisioner, as the Chair of Greenpeace UK, and as a member of the government’s Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission. He is now Emeritus Professor at CSEC.

Sue Holden is a freelance researcher and writer on environment, health and development issues. She has worked as a consultant for organisations including Oxfam, ActionAid, SCF and the World Health Organisation.

Michael Jacobs, economist and writer, is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at CSEC. He is currently a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and was formerly General Secretary of the Fabian Society.

Sue Mayer is Executive Director of the non-governmental organisation Genewatch. She was formerly Director of Science at Greenpeace UK, and a member of the government’s Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at CSEC.

Deborah Oughton, Honorary Research Fellow at CSEC, is Professor in Environmental Chemistry at the Agricultural University of Norway, and Research Fellow at the University of Oslo Ethics Programme. Her scientific research has focused on radioecology and environmental pollution; in ethics, her main research interests are on risk, scientific uncertainty and the use of ethics in practical decision-making. She is a board member of the International Union of Radioecology and has acted as a consultant on ethical issues for the International Atomic Energy Agency on Protection of the Environment.

John Scott is a partner at the marketing consultancy KSBR.

Dr Mark Toogood is Lecturer at the School of Natural Resources, University of Central Lancashire. His current research both reflects a long term interest in how best to understand attitudes towards nature and to involve land users and the public more generally in conservation policy and practice.

Dr James Wilsdon leads the science and innovation programme at the think tank Demos. His research interests include science policy, emerging technologies, sustainability and democratic renewal, and frequently advises government on these issues. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at CSEC.

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