Emerging Challenges for Science Policy and Innovation Studies

Theme:Emerging Challenges for Science Policy and Innovation Studies

Speaker:Ben Martin

                  Professor, University of Sussex

Moderator:Su Jun

                  Professor, School of Public Policy and Management

Time:9:00-11:00 , June 3th

Venue:Room 518, School of Public Policy and Management

Speaker introduction:

Ben Martin, Professor of Science and Technology Policy Studies at SPRU, where he served as Director from 1997 to 2004. He has carried out research for over 30 years in the field of science policy. He helped to establish techniques for evaluating scientific laboratories, research programmes and national scientific performance. Martin also pioneered the notion of ‘technology foresight’. More recently, he has carried out research on the benefits from government funding of basic research, the changing nature and role of the university, the impact of the Research Assessment Exercise, and the evolution of the field of science policy and innovation studies. Since 2004, he has been Editor of Research Policy, and he is also the 1997 winner of the de Solla Price Medal for Science Studies.