Sophie Haines is a social anthropologist, specialising in development, environment, and science & technology, with fieldwork experience in Belize, Kenya and the UK. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from University College London. From 2013-19 she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation & Society 2013-19: holding an ESRC Future Research Leaders grant 2017-18; teaching environmental anthropology; and collaborating on a series of projects funded by DfID, NERC, and the Oxford Martin School. Before joining InSIS she worked as a parliamentary researcher in the UK House of Commons, focusing on health policy among other areas.
Sophie’s research interests include infrastructure planning; watershed interventions; and the production and use of scientific predictions, models, and other forms of foreknowledge for environmental decision-making. Across these domains, she is interested in understanding social and material dimensions of uncertainty, translation and power.