Steve Rayner is James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography and Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society. He is the Co-Director of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, the Oxford Geoengineering Programme and the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewadship and is the principal investigator (PI) of the Climate Geoengineering Governance project.
Javier Lezaun is James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Governance at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Deputy Director of InSIS and a Fellow of Kellogg College. He is also the PI of the BioProperty project and a co-investigator on the Climate Geoengineering Governance project.
Esther Vicente is the Institute Manager. Her role includes support for a variety of events and activities. Esther is the first point of contact for any Institute queries.
Michele Acuto is the Stephen Barter Research Fellow for the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities. He is also a CPD Fellow of the University of Southern California's Centre on Public Diplomacy, and a Contributing Editor for the Diplomatic Courier. He completed a PhD in the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University (ANU), where he began his research on the strategic role of global cities for global governance.
Idalina Baptista is the Sir Nigel Mobbs Research Fellow for the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities. She holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. Idalina’s main research interests focus on the theoretical and practical challenges of contemporary urban governance, with a wide geographical focus.
Sophie Haines is James Martin Fellow in Knowledge Use in Resource Management at InSIS. She completed her PhD in Anthropology at University College London. Her main research interests relate to decision-making over natural resources in contexts of social and environmental change. She is interested in the interfaces of natural and social sciences, and of research and policy-making processes.
Peter is the Co-ordinator of the Climate Geoengineering Governance research project. He joined the James Martin Institute (the predecessor to InSIS) in 2006. His interests are in scientific governance, especially in relation to democratisation, S&T indicators, and international and distributional aspects of S&T.
Clare joined InSIS in April 2011 as a James Martin Fellow on the Oxford Geoengineering Programme. She also works at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Clare's primary research interests are the ethics and governance issues raised by the prospect of using geoengineering as a response to climate change.
Amy is a Research Fellow in BioProperty at InSIS. She completed her PhD in 2010 at the BIOS Centre and the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics (LSE). Her research interests focus on science and technology studies (STS), social and political theory, ethics, ownership and exchange in the life sciences, biopolitics and social identity, human genome science, health and the study of populations, and human-animal chimeras.
Nils Markusson is a Research Fellow in the Climate Geoengineering Governance programme at InSIS. Nils’ research interests lie in the empirical domain of environmental technology, and his work draws on concepts and models from mainly Science and Technology Studies and Innovation Studies.
Catherine Montgomery is a Research Fellow in Bioproperty at InSIS. Before joining InSIS, she held an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Science & Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) at the University of York. Catherine’s research interests lie at the nexus of medical sociology, science & technology studies and global health.
Natalie Porter is a Research Fellow in Bioproperty at InSIS. She completed her PhD in anthropology in 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she was a visiting lecturer at the University of Freiburg in Germany. Natalie’s research focuses on global avian influenza governance, intersections of health expertise in pandemic contexts, and links between disease ecologies and human-animal relationships.
Tanja Schneider is a Research Fellow in Science and Technology Studies at InSIS and the Saïd Business School. Her areas of expertise include social studies of markets and marketing, media and consumer culture as well as the politics and practices of food governance with a particular interest in food marketing.
Ebru Soytemel is a James Martin Research Fellow for the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities. Her research interests mainly center on subjects such as: social inequality, cultural class analysis, urban theory, globalisation and social-spatial dislocation, restructuring and rescaling of space, using mixed methods (ethnographic research, multiple correspondence analysis and social network analysis).
Steve Woolgar is Professor of Marketing at Saïd Business School and Head of the STS group at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society.
Pak-Hang Wong is a Research Fellow on Climate Geoengineering Governance at InSIS and the Institute for Science and Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy. Pak-Hang works primarily on philosophy and ethics of technology, but he is also interested in social theory, (digital) media studies, discourse analysis, and science and technology studies.