Plenary presentation at AIM18, presented by Alan Irwin
Date & Time:
Wednesday 21 February 2018, 09:00
Alan Irwin is a professor at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) where he is also the Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He was a member of the Strategy Advisory Board for the UK GFS Programme but has recently finished the term of office. Alan has many years of experience dealing with issues of science and technology policy, scientific governance, environmental sociology and science-public relations to bear upon best practice for developing and shaping multi-stakeholder perspectives on transformative innovation.
Prof Irwin has chaired the UK BBSRC Strategy Panel on Bioscience for Society and is currently a member of the Strategy Advisory Board for the UK Global Food Security Programme. Prof Irwin has held positions at the University of Liverpool, Brunel University and the University of Manchester.
He has published widely on issues of science and technology policy, scientific governance, risk and science-public relations. His most recent research has been on the governance of science, including work with the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on expert advice in the policy process. In 2009, Alan Irwin’s article on the ‘politics of talk’ was awarded the first David Edge prize for the best paper in science and technology studies. He was also part of the group that received the John Ziman prize in 2014 for the ESF report, Science in Society: caring for our futures in turbulent times.