Theme：Emerging Challenges for Science Policy and Innovation Studies
Professor, University of Sussex
Professor, School of Public Policy and Management
Time：9:00-11:00 , June 3th
Venue：Room 518, School of Public Policy and Management
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.