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 *Research (Research Fortnight). He was previously a contributor and co-editor of the Guardian newspaper's 'Political Science' science policy blog.
He teaches courses on science and technology policy, science-society issues and innovation policy to Manchester undergraduates and postgraduates. He is 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 through the UK Newton Fund supported Global Innovation Policy Accelerator (led by NESTA).
Kieron has just finished a stint as 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 has also served as Director of Undergraduate Programmes for the School. He is now embarking on a well-earned sabbatical.