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Dr Andrew Watkins

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Governance/Innovation Interactions and OU Visiting Research Fellow, DPP

University of Edinburgh
School of Social and Political Science
STIS, Old Surgeons’ Hall
High School Yards

Andrew holds a BA in Political Science, a MA in Science, Technology and Public Policy from The George Washington University, and a PhD in Regional Planning from The London School of Economics. Andrew formerly worked at The National Science Foundation and The National Academy of Engineering in the US.

Andrew joined the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) department at the University of Edinburgh in June 2016 as Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Governance/Innovation Interactions, after working as a Teaching Fellow in Innovation Studies at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex. During his two years at the University of Edinburgh, Andrew will be carrying out social and policy research contributing to the following two large scale science interdisciplinary projects based in the University of Edinburgh: the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology (CMSB), which links research on synthetic biology, epigenetics and cell therapies, and the Implantable Micro-systems for Personalised Anti-Cancer Therapy (IMPACT), which includes engineering, medical, veterinary and chemical expertise.

Prior to joining SPRU, he worked at the Open University Development Policy and Practice centre from October 2013 onwards on The Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘Unpacking the role of industry associations in diffusion and governance of health innovations in developing countries’.

Completed research