Prof Kieron Flanagan

Professor of Science and Technology Policy

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Biography

I am Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Alliance Manchester Business School and a member of the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (formerly PREST). I have published conceptual and empirical work on a range of issues in science, technology and innovation policy. I've also worked with or advised international, national and regional/local policy-makers. I'm an active commentator on science, technology and economic development policy and have been quoted in a range of publications. I also comment on science policy issues on Twitter as @kieronflanagan. I was formerly a contributor and co-editor of the Guardian newspaper's 'Political Science' science policy blog. I still sometimes write at the blog's new home on the Research Professional website.

I teach courses on science and technology policy, science-society issues and innovation policy to Manchester undergraduates and postgraduates. I am also heavily involved in executive education through the suite of Manchester Institute of Innovation Research executive short courses, through courses offered by Alliance Manchester Business School, and until recently also through the UK Newton Fund supported Global Innovation Policy Accelerator (led by NESTA).

I am currently Associate Director for Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange at AMBS. Before that I held the role of Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for the school, responsible for the portfolio of specialised MSc programmes. I have also previously acted as Director of Undergraduate Programmes for the school.

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General) - Science Policy, Technology Policy, Innovation Policy, Regional policy, Economic Policy, Public Policy, Governance, Science Communication, Science and Technology Studies , Science and Society, Science Diplomacy, Industrial Strategy, Industrial Policy, Productivity, Technological Sovereignty

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Keywords

  • Science, technology & innovation policy, industrial strategy, internationalisation, science diplomacy, regions, science communication, creative industries innovation

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