Prof Kieron Flanagan

Professor of Science and Technology Policy

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I teach science policy studies and science and society issues to undergraduates across the University through the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) and to postgraduate students on the MSc in Science and Health Communication. I also teach the spatial dimensions of science and innovation policy from a local economic development policy perspective to postgraduate students on the Alliance Manchester Business School's MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.  

I have supervised doctoral, MPhil and DBA students working on a range of S&T policy and innovation studies topics. I am currently supervising a small group of research students on a range of 'science diplomacy' topics (e.g. the governance of Antarctic science, China's space programmes as instruments of 'soft power', and the historic role of the British Council in UK science diplomacy) all jointly supervised with my colleague Dr Simone Turchetti in CHSTM). I continue to supervise research students in the more general areas of science policy and innovation studies. (See the 'Student Theses' tab for information on my supervisory research interests).