Innovation-environment interactions

Innovative technologies generally have a range of complex interactions with the natural environment, both positive and negative, as perceived by different societal actors. They can provide more environmentally sustainable systems and improve the quality of life. Achieving the desired benefits while minimising the negative aspects requires an integrated and inclusive analytical approach. Innogen conducts in-depth, rigorous research into these innovation-environment interactions to support the delivery of optimal environmental outcomes from the introduction of innovative technologies.

Projects

Meet our Researchers: Dr Mark Lamont

9 September 2020

Dr Mark Lamont, Lecturer in International Development at The School of Social Sciences & Global Studies Development, The Open University, joined Innogen in June 2020. After completing his PhD in Social Anthropology at The University of Edinburgh, he has worked at The University of Victoria, Canada; Goldsmiths, The University of London; and The British Institute in Eastern Africa. He is currently working on research projects in Kenya that promote sustainable community development and resilience. In this Q&A he highlights the need to redesign the application of social science research to address global challenges and growing inequalities.

Meet our Researchers: Dr Katie Adam

20 February 2020

We speak with Dr Katie Adam, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on interdisciplinary animal health projects. She trained as a veterinary surgeon at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and holds a master’s degree in Aquatic Medicine from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. Before joining Innogen, she worked in clinical veterinary practice and as a field epidemiologist, researching endemic animal diseases. 

Innogen retreat 2019

10 October 2019

This year's annual meeting took place 3-4 October in Edinburgh and it brought together researchers from the Open University and the University of Edinburgh as well as colleagues from the Open University Scotland. 

National COVID-19 testing strategy analysis

15 October 2020

Innogen member Smita Srinivas and co-authors analyse COVID-19 testing in different countries. They highlight the need to take the industrial organisation of health systems within countries into account for testing strategies to be successful.

Innogen researchers to deliver new Masters programme in Global Development at the OU

12 March 2020

The Open University has unveiled its new postgraduate Development programme, successor to the popular and influential MSc in Development Management.