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Robert Doubleday

Department of Geography
University of Cambridge
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Cambridge CB2 3EN
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Robert Doubleday is a Research Associate at the Department of Geography University of Cambridge. He works at the intersection of science and technology studies with geography, and focuses on the politics of science and emerging technologies. Doubleday is the principle investigator on a three-year Wellcome Trust funded project that studies the public dimensions of nano-biotechnology. The project involves policy analysis, laboratory studies and the development of novel collaborative methods, working with scientists to elaborate the public issues raised by their research.

Doubleday also leads a work package on the social and ethical aspects of nanotechnology as part of Frontiers, an EU FP6 Network of Excellence in nanotechnology. And he is a core member of the Nanotechnology Engagement Group, a UK Office of Science and Innovation funded project advising on policy lessons from public engagement with nanotechnology.

Robert Doubleday spent one year at the Kennedy School of Government on a Fulbright scholarship studying STS as part of the Reframing Rights project (2000-2001). He has a PhD in Geography (London, 2005), an MSc in Science Policy (Sussex, 1999) and a BSc in Chemistry (London, 1997).


Doubleday, R. (forthcoming) ‘Risk, Public Engagement and Reflexivity: how nanotechnology frames public deliberation’ (submitted for a special issue of Health, Risk & Society).

Doubleday, R. (forthcoming) ‘Organising Accountability: co-production of technoscientific and social worlds in a nanoscience laboratory’ (submitted for special section of Area)

Doubleday, R. and Lezaun, J. (2006) ‘Regulatory Measures: the incipient government of nanotechnology’ Risk and Regulation, 10: 6-7.

Doubleday, R. (2004) ‘Institutionalising NGO Dialogue at Unilever: framing the public as “consumer-citizens”‘ Science and Public Policy, 31: 117-126.

Doubleday, R. (2001) ‘Knowledge and the Governance of Biotechnology’ Notizie di Politeia, 17: 22-33.

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