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Senior Research Fellow, Co-Director of Innogen - Agriculture, Food & Environment
0131 650 6364
Science Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS)
School of Social and Political Science
University of Edinburgh
2.01 Old Surgeons’ Hall, High School Yards
Edinburgh EH1 1LZ
Ann has postgraduate degrees in both natural and social sciences and a long-term interest in innovation in the life sciences, particularly agriculture. She has worked in the agricultural industry and subsequently enjoyed a portfolio career at the Roslin Institute and the University of Edinburgh, while completing a part-time PhD at the Open University. She worked as a Research Fellow at the ESRC Innogen Centre and is currently a part-time NERC Agri-Food Knowledge Exchange Fellow and part-time lecturer.
Ann is a co-opted expert member of Exotic Disease Sub-group of the Defra Science Advisory Council and a Member of the Steering group for Scottish Funding Council Knowledge Exchange project on control of paratuberculosis in cattle (PARABAN). 2011-2013. She was appointed to the SRUC Animal Research Ethics Committee in October 2013.
Ann contributes to several courses in the College of Humanities and Social Science including Research Design, Master of Public Policy, Master of Laws, Masters in Management of Bioeconomy, Innovation and Governance, MSc in Science and Technology in Society, and in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine MSc in Science Communication & Public engagement. She has also worked closely with Catherine Lyall in running capacity building workshops around conducting interdisciplinary research, and she is Associate Director Research (KE & Impact) at STIS since August 2016.
Ann supervises students working on innovation in the life sciences, including agriculture.
Ann has a portfolio of research that has two main strands. One involves innovation and regulation of life science industries focusing on what might be loosely termed ‘agricultural biosciences’ and how they can contribute to sustainable development. A second strand involves the wider context of research: particularly the conduct of interdisciplinary research, the way in which stakeholders are engaged in that research and the use of information in research.
Lyall, C, Bruce, A, Tait, J, Meagher, L (2015) ‘Planning the expedition: Designing interdisciplinary research projects (Chapter 3: Spanish translation)’ in Lyall, C., Bruce, A., Tait, E. & Meagher, L, ‘Interdisciplinary Research Journeys’, University of the Republic Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
Bruce, A (2012) ‘Fewer burps in your burgers or more birds in the bush?’ in Potthast, T. and Meisch, S. (eds), ‘Climate change and sustainable development: ethical perspectives on land use and food production’, Wageningen Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp 207‑212
Laurie, G, Bruce, A, Lyall, C (2009) ‘The Roles of Values and Interests in the Governance of the Life Sciences: Learning Lessons from the ‘Ethics+’ Approach of UK Biobank’ in Lyall, C., Papaioannou, T. and Smith, J., ‘The Limits to Governance’, Ashgate, Farnham, pp 51‑77
Tait, J, Bruce, A (2005) ‘Global Change and Transboundary Risks’ in McDaniels, TL and Small, MJ (eds), ‘Risk Analysis and Society: An Interdisciplinary Characterization of the Field’, Cambridge University Press
Bruce, A, Tait, J (2004) ‘Interests, Values and Genetic Databases’ in Árnason, G, Nordal, S and Árnason, V (eds), ‘Blood and Data: Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects of Human Genetic Databases’, Haskolautgafan (University of Iceland Press)
Bruce, A (2017) ‘Derek Byerlee, Walter P. Falcon and Rosamond L. Naylor: the tropical oil crop revolution: food, feed, fuel and forests’, Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food 9 (4) 883–885
Dicks, L. V., Bardgett, R. D., Bell, J., Benton, T, G., Booth, A., Bouwman, J., Brown, C., Bruce, A, Burgess, P. J., Butler, S. J., Crute, I., Dixon, F., Drummond, C., Freckleton, R. P., Gill, M., Graham, A., Hails, R. S., Hallett, J., Hart, B., Hillier, J. G., Holland, J. M., Huxley, J. N., Ingram, J. S. I., King, V., MacMillan, T., McGonigle, D. F., McQuaid, C., Nevard, T., Norman, S., Norris, K., Pazderka, C., Poonaji, I., Quinn, C. H., Ramsden, S. J., Sinclair, D., Siriwardena, G. M., Vickery, J. A., Whitmore, A. P., Wolmer, W., Sutherland, W. J. (2013) ‘What Do We Need to Know to Enhance the Environmental Sustainability of Agricultural Production? A Prioritisation of Knowledge Needs for the UK Food System.’, Sustainability 2013 (5) 3095‑3115
Haddow, G, Bruce, A, Sathanandam, S, Wyatt, JC (2011) ‘'Nothing is Really Safe': A Focus Group Study on the Processes of Anonymising and Sharing of Health Data for Research Purposes’, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 17 (6) 1140‑1146
Haddow, G, Bruce, A, Calvert, J, Harmon, SHE, Marsden, W (2010) ‘Not “human” enough to be human but not “animal” enough to be animal - the case of the HFEA, cybrids and xenotransplantation in the UK’, New Genetics and Society 29 (1) 3‑17
Bruce, A, Harmon, SHE (2009) ‘Discursive Typologies and Moral Values in Stem Cell Politics, Regulation and Commercialisation: Some Preliminary Observations PART 1’, Journal of International Biotechnology Law 6 (2) 61‑66
Bruce, A, Harmon, SHE (2009) ‘Discursive Typologies and Moral Values in Stem Cell Politics, Regulation and Commercialisation: Some Preliminary Observations PART 2’, Journal for International Biotechnology Law 6 (2) 61‑66
Haddow, G, Cunningham-Burley, S, Bruce, A, Parry, S (2008) ‘Generation Scotland: consulting publics and specialists at an early stage in a genetic database's development’, Critical Public Health 18 (2) 139‑149
Suk, J, Bruce, A, Gertz, R, Warkup, C, Whitelaw, CBA, Braun, A, Oram, C, Rodríguez-Cerezo, D, Papatryfon, I (2007) ‘Dolly for dinner? Assessing commercial and regulatory trends in cloned livestock’, Nature Biotechnology 25 (1) 47‑53
Bruce, A (2004) ‘Risk Regulation – crossing boundaries’, III Seminario Internacional de Estudos Interdisciplinares Technologias, Riscos e Incertezas, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil, April 2004
Tait, J, Bruce, A (2004) ‘Will Stem Cells be the Solution to Degenerative Diseases?’, Chair and joint organiser of a seminar, Innogen Centre with the Royal Society of Arts and the Scottish Stem Cells Network, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, February 2004
Bruce, A (2012) ‘Mitigating the environmental impact of cattle and sheep: animal genetics and farmers’ readiness for uptake: Food sector opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’, Innogen policy briefing
Bruce, A (2012) ‘Mitigating the environmental impact of cattle and sheep: animal genetics and farmers’ readiness for uptake: Will beef and sheep farmers use breeding technologies to reduce carbon footprints?’, Innogen policy briefing
Tait, J, Bruce, A, Mittra, J, Purves, J, Scannell, J (2014) ‘Independent review on anti-microbial resistance - regulation/innovation interactions and the development of antimicrobial drugs and diagnostics for human and animal diseases: Main Report’, Report to ESRC for the O’Neill Commission on Antimicrobial Resistance
Scannell, J, Bruce, A (2014) ‘Independent review on anti-microbial resistance - regulation/innovation interactions and the development of antimicrobial drugs and diagnostics for human and animal diseases: Supplementary Report 3 - Regulation-innovation interactions in the development of veterinary antimicrobial drugs and diagnostics’, Report to ESRC for the O’Neill Commission on Antimicrobial Resistance
Bruce, A, Gertz, R, Oram, C, Suk, J, Tait, J, Warkup, C, Whitelaw, B (2005) ‘Animal Cloning and Genetic Modification: A Prospective Study (2): Cloned animals Socio-economic issues’, ESTO, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), European Commission
Braun, A, Bruce, A, Gertz, R, Oram, C, Suk, J, Tait, J, Warkup, C, Whitelaw, B (2005) ‘Animal Cloning and Genetic Modification: A Prospective Study (3): GM animals Socio-economic issues’, ESTO, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), European Commission
Whitelaw, B, Oram, C, Warkup, C, Bruce, A (2005) ‘Animal Cloning and Genetic Modification: A Prospective Study (1): R&D and commercialisation activities’, ESTO, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), European Commission
Haddow, G, Cunningham-Burley, S, Bruce, A, Parry, S (2005) ‘Generation Scotland - Preliminary Consultation Exercise 2003-04, Public and Stakeholder Views from Focus Groups and Interviews’, Innogen working paper no. 20