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Dr Robert Doubleday

Dr Robert Doubleday

Director, Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP)

Department of Geography
University of Cambridge
Downing Place

Cambridge CB2 3EN
Office Phone: (3)33399

Biography:

Rob Doubleday has been Executive Director of CSaP since September 2012. Previously Rob established CSaP's research programme. His research interests include the role of science, evidence and expertise in contemporary societies, in particular the relationship between scientific advice, public policy and democracy. His research develops collaborative methods of working with scientists and engineers on the public policy dimensions of their research.

In 2010 Rob spent a year on secondment to the Government Office for Science, working on policies to promote engagement between academia and government. Prior to this Rob was the principal investigator of a three-year Wellcome Trust funded project that studied the policy and public dimensions of nanotechnologies. He has published widely on expert advice and public policy, public engagement with emerging technologies, and on public policy dimensions of scientific knowledge. Rob's recent publications include Future Directions for Scientific Advice in Whitehall (CSaP/Alliance for Useful Evidence, 2013).

Rob has degrees in Chemistry (Imperial College, London) and Science and Technology Policy (SPRU, University of Sussex). He has a PhD in Geography and Science & Technology Studies from University College London and studied at the Harvard Kennedy School on a Fulbright Scholarship. Rob is also a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Geography at Cambridge and an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, University of Lancaster.

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Centre for Science and Policy:

Key Publications

Identifying the science and technology dimensions of emerging public policy issues through horizon scanning. Parker M, Acland A, Armstrong HJ, Bellingham JR, Bland J, Bodmer HC, Burall S, Castell S, Chilvers J, Cleevely DD, Cope D, Costanzo L, Dolan JA, Doubleday R, Feng WY, Godfray HC, Good DA, Grant J, Green N, Groen AJ, Guilliams TT, Gupta S, Hall AC, Heathfield A, Hotopp U, Kass G, Leeder T, Lickorish FA, Lueshi LM, Magee C, Mata T, McBride T, McCarthy N, Mercer A, Neilson R, Ouchikh J, Oughton EJ, Oxenham D, Pallett H, Palmer J, Patmore J, Petts J, Pinkerton J, Ploszek R, Pratt A, Rocks SA, Stansfield N, Surkovic E, Tyler CP, Watkinson AR, Wentworth J, Willis R, Wollner PK, Worts K, Sutherland WJ. PLoS One. 2014 May 30;9(5):e96480.

Science policy: Beyond the great and good. Doubleday R, Wilsdon J. Nature. 2012 May 16;485(7398):301-2.

A collaboratively-derived science-policy research agenda. Sutherland WJ, Bellingan L, Bellingham JR, Blackstock JJ, Bloomfield RM, Bravo M, Cadman VM, Cleevely DD, Clements A, Cohen AS, Cope DR, Daemmrich AA, Devecchi C, Anadon LD, Denegri S, Doubleday R, Dusic NR, Evans RJ, Feng WY, Godfray HC, Harris P, Hartley SE, Hester AJ, Holmes J, Hughes A, Hulme M, Irwin C, Jennings RC, Kass GS, Littlejohns P, Marteau TM, McKee G, Millstone EP, Nuttall WJ, Owens S, Parker MM, Pearson S, Petts J, Ploszek R, Pullin AS, Reid G, Richards KS, Robinson JG, Shaxson L, Sierra L, Smith BG, Spiegelhalter DJ, Stilgoe J, Stirling A, Tyler CP, Winickoff DE, Zimmern RL. PLoS One. 2012;7(3):e31824.

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