Dr. Josephine Anne Stein
Josephine Stein is a Principal Research Fellow in Innovation Studies at the University of East London in England. Her main research interests concern the interplay between science, technology and democracy, including global knowledge dynamics; science, international relations and security; expert-lay interactions in S&T-related civic affairs; computer ethics; and sustainable technological innovation. She holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, where she was also a Departmental Instructor. Other experience includes working as a cryogenic/aerospace engineer designing cooling systems for spaceborne sensors at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and working at the General Atomic Company in San Diego on nuclear power engineering/design. Her career in S&T policy analysis has included working for the US Congress, with the European Commission, at the Royal Society and in academia, and she has provided consultancy for the OECD and various national and international S&T organisations. She has directed numerous studies for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the National Science Foundation (USA). She has lectured, given academic talks and briefings to policymakers in sixteen countries, and has published in half a dozen languages. She has written, co-edited or contributed to fifteen books and has published numerous reports, academic and conference papers and shorter works for the popular press. She was the guest editor of the December 2002 issue of Science and Public Policy on “Globalisation, science, technology and policy” and is the European Editor of World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development.