Kieron is Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Policy at the Alliance Manchester Business School and a member of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (formerly PREST). He has published conceptual and empirical work on a range of issues in science, technology and innovation policy and has worked with or advised international, national and regional/local policy-makers. He is an active commentator on science, technology and economic development policy and has been quoted in a range of publications. He also comments on science policy issues on Twitter as @kieronflanagan and at the 'Political Science' science policy blog at The Guardian, which he co-edits.
He teaches courses on science and technology policy and science-society issues to Manchester undergraduates (through the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning) and to postgraduates via the Manchester MSc Programme in Science Communication. He also teaches an introductory University-wide undergraduate option introducing the study of technological change and an MSc optional course unit on regional, national and global dimensions of innovation from an innovation and economic development policy perspective.
Kieron is currently Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for the Alliance Manchester Business School, responsible for the School's portfolio of specialised MSc programmes (comprising some 900 students). He previously served a short stint as interim Director of Undergraduate Programmes, providing maternity cover for a colleague. He has a wide range of teaching leadership and quality assurance experience.