Planetary Connections: ESRC Social Science of the Nexus Network Plus

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sussex
Department Name: University of Sussex Business School

Abstract

Overview

Interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between energy, environment and food generate some of the most significant challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Addressing these at local, national and international scales, the social sciences have the potential to make ground-breaking contributions. But equally important is a process of continuous and deep engagement between the academic and non-academic communities.

Run by the universities of Sussex, East Anglia and Cambridge, the 'Planetary Connections' Network+ (NW+) aims to engage the social science community with these complex 'Nexus challenges' and link them to research users from business, government and civil society. In order to co-design and deliver research that improves decision making in this critical domain, the NW+ will work through seven parallel work streams:


1. User Needs Analysis: mapping and building the network.

Initially we will undertake an intense period of user-needs analysis in order to build membership of the NW+. In parallel, we will establish a 'Planetary Connections' NW+ website to widely promote the NW+. We will populate the website with existing articles and frameworks, and short opinion pieces by leading academics. Invitations to join the NW+ will be accompanied by an initial call for dedicated 'think-pieces' to scope nexus challenges and define issues, problems and perspectives.


2. Six thematic workshops on key nexus questions.

We will run a series of two-day workshops on key nexus topics (from September 2014 until April 2016). Each will involve 30-40 participants, drawn from research and user communities, and identified through our network mapping process. Proposed workshop themes include: a) Values and valuation (Sept 2014); b) Ecological thresholds (Feb 2015); c) Resources and conflicts (June 2015); c) Urbanisation at the nexus (Oct 2015); d) Green technologies and transformations (Jan 2016). E) What works at the nexus - from evidence to policy to transformation (April 2016).


3. Annual 'Planetary Connections' conferences.

To enable wider researcher and user participation we will host three annual conferences linked to the themes of the workshops. In January 2017 we will host a larger international conference that will draw together the work of the NW+ and provide a platform for showcasing new ideas, priorities and methods for co-producing research with users to meet global nexus challenges.


4. Data, methods and skills development.

Throughout the course of the NW+ we will develop a suite of methods, as a resource for wider research, policy and practitioner communities. We will produce an NW+ methodology webspace, to give access to a suite of methodological resources including inter alia: methods-focused outputs from each thematic workshop; a wiki space for collaborative design and reflection, a discussion forum, tools and applications and links to wider resources.


5. Small grants and placements scheme.

The NW+ will administer a series of small project grants (linked to the thematic workshops) in order to contribute essential ideas, empirical applications and practical research-user engagement to the NW+, and an ongoing placement scheme in order to support knowledge exchange and provide enhanced understanding of real world scenarios.


6. Rapid-response 'strategy labs'.

To engage researchers, users and decision-makers in emerging issues, NW+ will convene up to 5 'strategy labs'. Each will focus on a particular, hot, controversial policy topic that highlights nexus issues and trade-offs at a given moment. This will ensure that the NW+ is able to respond in a flexible and timely matter as policy challenges arise.


7. Analysis, synthesis and strategic advice.

Throughout the project, the NW+ team will provide strategic analysis, synthesis and advice to the ESRC, Research Councils, Technology Strategy Board, BIS and GO-Science and other key organisations.

Planned Impact

Achieving a lasting impact is fundamental to the NW+. This requires facilitating the deep and on-going engagement of academic and non-academic communities, working to address the complex set of challenges that cut across the Energy/Environment/Food Nexus. From the outset, we will embed impact, communications and engagement strategies within each of the seven work streams of the NW+. At an early stage we will work to identify demand among participants for particular outputs and activities, and by mapping potential pathways to impact. Using the STEPS Centre's adaptation of the Participatory Impact Pathways Analysis (PIPA) method, we will take a systematic strategic approach to building robust and lasting communities of knowledge and practice and inspiring positive behaviour change.

Who will benefit from this network?

The NW+ will engage a broad range of non-academic beneficiaries, particularly in business, policy and civil society circles working on Nexus issues. These beneficiaries are envisaged to include inter alia business leaders, scientific advisors, civil servants, MPs and special advisors, civil society organisations and charities, learned societies and the media across local, national and international scales. The NW+ will actively seek out these potential users and beneficiaries, interacting with them through a range of channels to ensure that research addresses questions of relevance to them, and providing them with access to research results in accessible and applicable formats.

How will they benefit from this network?

In addition to providing long term benefits to participants and society more broadly (i.e. through improved business, policy maker and other research users' decision-making), the NW+ will produce a wide range of tangible benefits to participants, in the form of high-quality user focused outputs. These will include: accessible policy briefs; synthesized evidence reports; a portfolio of open access publications; evidence-based case studies; a regular newsletter and regular publication of research outputs via social and web-based channels such as a blog, Twitter feed, Flickr, regular YouTube contributions and Slideshare.
Another significant benefit of the network will result from participant engagement in the six NW+ thematic workshops on key Nexus questions; the NW+ annual conferences; 'strategy labs' on emerging topics, and through the grants and placement opportunities.

NW+ participants and the wider academic research, policy and practitioner communities will also benefit from the NW+ methodology webspace, which will give access to a suite of methods developed as part of the NW+. The methodology webspace will consist of, inter alia: methods-focused outputs from each thematic workshop; methodological write-ups from the small grants scheme; a wiki space for collaborative design and reflection, a discussion forum, tools and applications and links to wider resources.
 
Description Since its launch in June 2014, the Nexus Network has worked to support transdisciplinary research at the food-water-energy-environment nexus, and to create meaningful links between communities of researchers, policymakers, business leaders and practitioners. Over three years, the network has:
? Hosted and facilitated numerous events, providing spaces for engagement and discussion about nexus challenges;
? Fostered online awareness and debate, through our website and social media;
? Developed insights into tools and methodologies for nexus thinking and practice;
? Pump-primed and supported nexus-related research through a flexible small grants programme and fellowship scheme;
? Worked with businesses and policymakers to support them to address nexus interdependencies, opportunities and impacts;
? Built capacity in the UK research system for future investments in nexus-related economic, environmental and sustainability research;
? Provided strategic advice to ESRC, RCUK and other funding bodies.

In more detail, the Nexus Network has shown that transdisciplinary research requires working beyond one's usual theoretical and methodological comfort zones, and highlights the diversity of ways to understand problems. The project has illustrated the importance of getting users involved as co-producers in the design of research projects. Our key findings/recommendations, as outlined in our report published on 16th March 2017, are as follows:
Creating spaces for transdisciplinary engagement
? The flexible terminology of "the nexus" is useful as a convening mechanism to link disparate disciplines and perspectives, and highlight interconnections;
? Facilitating transdisciplinary engagement is often messy, expensive, and takes time. End points may not be as envisaged at the outset. It requires patient, flexible investment;
? Creating spaces and trading zones for engagement is crucial for transdisciplinary conversations and collaborations;
? Thematic events are a fruitful way of garnering interest in an event from a wide range of people beyond academia. However, incentives to attend such events are limited for many stakeholders, unless such events are linked to clear outcomes (e.g. policy, business or research funding impact);
? Innovative formats for events should be encouraged in order to stimulate creative thinking and diminish the hierarchies or boardroom dynamics that can be associated with more traditional formats.
Methods, skills and capacity building
? "Nexus-thinking" may have utility beyond food, energy and water. However there is a danger that a buzzword of this sort is able to obscure or "render technical" issues, which are at their core, social and political, rather than technical and managerial. To avoid this pitfall, it is important that critical approaches are supported, which highlight the political nature of these challenges;
? There's no such thing as a "nexus method", but a diverse range of methodological approaches can help to illuminate the complexity of nexus interactions, and facilitate transdisciplinary engagement in research and practice;
? The distinction between qualitative and quantitative methodologies is only one dimension of epistemic culture, and methodologies can be usefully mapped according to multiple dimensions;
? There are strong pressures for certain kinds of knowledge production which leave their imprint in knowledge practices;
? Methodological approaches are required which go beyond simple integration or "joined up thinking" to question power dynamics and facilitate transformation.

Funding transdisciplinary research
? There is a clear demand for smaller, flexible grants of £5K- 150k (currently a gap in UK research council funding). This is especially crucial for early-career researchers;
? Flexibility in grant giving is key to supporting creative approaches - e.g. funding non-traditional partners (such as NGOs) or awarding short fellowships to support work that doesn't fit into a conventional project model;
? It is important to provide funding for the processes of co-design of research: putting together bids is complex and time-consuming, particularly if non-academic partners are involved;
? Efforts to bridge disciplines & sectors require trust. This takes time to build, and patient investment is needed if relationships are to be incentivised and sustained.
Engaging stakeholders in transdisciplinary research
? Business participation in transdisciplinary research remains unusual: academics do not necessarily have the networks nor the experience to work productively with time-poor executives;
? One starting point is to bring business practitioners and researchers together to co-design research questions, and agree priorities and ways of working together (as we did with the Nexus2020 project);
? Placing the user at the heart of the research process can give researchers the opportunity to study fundamental questions while delivering nearer-term value to companies or policymakers;
? User-centric multidisciplinary research has the potential to influence policy, business practices, and in some cases commercial strategy, with positive effects on nexus challenges.
Exploitation Route This work is ongoing but our findings so far are summarised in the March 2017 report, which is publicly available at the URL listed above. We will continue with this work and we hope that others will use the outputs so far to contribute to this area.
A fuller report of the outcomes of the Nexus partnership grants and a more formal evaluation of the three years of the Network will be completed by end of September 2017, and included in our ResearchFish submission for that period.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice

URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/sustainability-in-turbulent-times.pdf
 
Description How have your findings been used? Please provide a brief summary The Nexus Network was the first Network Plus to be funded by the ESRC. From May 2014 to October 2017, it worked to foster research, dialogue and collaborations across linked 'nexus' domains of food, energy, water and the environment. Participation in the network was open to researchers from all disciplines, and to people from government, business and civil society. Rather than simply produce 'research findings' for later dissemination, the aim of the Nexus Network was to build capacity, cultivate capabilities, and create interconnections and collaboration. As such, one of the primary impacts of the Network was in the doings of the events and onward funding of pump-priming research facilitated by the network. The network website was viewed 48,039 times from June 2014 to July 2017; In total, the network hosted three annual conferences, six thematic workshops, eight other events (e.g. with Defra or business) & ~25 individual project-related workshops; - Over 1,000 people have participated in Nexus Network events, with a core group of around 250 people attending multiple events as the network has grown. By 2017, the network had over 1,400 members on its mailing list. Our work on methods, our events, many of our projects and publications have as much value in a GCRF or SDGs context, as they do as contributions to the challenges of the food-water-energy- environment nexus. Indeed, the Nexus Network was instrumental in disseminating funding during the roll-our of theGCRF within the ESRC. Similarly, the recommendations in our final March 2017 can be applied in many other areas of UKRI, ESRC and GCRF strategy and funding. Indeed, these have arguably informed the ongoing work of many of the Network's investigators, for example in the aims, objectives and methods of the newly established Research on Research Institute, funded by Wellcome and led by James Wilsdon. In addition to these impacts, somewhat more traditional research activities and outputs have influenced policy practices and initiatives and academic debates. These are described in further detail below. Please describe how the research relating to your grant has been used and achieved impact beyond academia. Most significant impacts on policy, practice and wider society These are hard to discern but at this stage, we would single out the following impacts: The Nexus Network's influence (particularly through the work of Professor Ian Bateman) on Defra's evidence strategy & its 25-Year Plan . Hosted jointly with the Valuing Nature Programme, members of the Nexus Network led by Professor Ian Bateman facilitated a special workshop with Defra as part of the consultation process for its '25 year plan for a healthy natural economy' on November 4th 2015. The Nexus-Brexit project, led by Guy Ziv, which was prescient in embarking on research on the environmental and nexus resource implications of a potential Brexit vote a year before the vote itself took place. This work has influenced subsequent research and policy analysis in this area (see: https://thenexusnetwork.org/wp- content/uploads/2017/05/Networking-grant-NEXUS-BREXIT-Report.pdf) A December 2016 POSTNote from the Parliamentary Office for Science & Technology on "The Food Water Energy Nexus", which drew heavily on input from the network: https: //researchbriefings. parliament. uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/POS T -PN-0543 The Nexus2020 project was an ambitious and largely successful process to get leading businesses engaged in the co-design of research agendas with academic researchers, leading to a high quality final report and a multi-authored article. POSTNote on the Water-Energy- Food Nexus, December 2016; and Nexus2020 report from CISL. This is a more diffuse impact, but lessons from the Nexus Network have undoubtedly informed recent interventions by team members (e.g. Andy Stirling and James Wilsdon) in debates over the reorganization of the UK research system and ways in which UKRI should support challenge-directed, interdisciplinary research. Examples would include: https://wonkhe.com/blogs/analysis-ukri-if-you-want-to-how-to-read-the-new-research- funding-landscape/; https://www.nesta.org.uk/report/biomedical-bubble/; https://www.digital-science.com/press-releases/digital-research-report-looks-at-the- positive-value-of-structural-diversity/; https://wakelet.com/wake/4cf86c10-9667-4dea- 918f-b99805ecbb3b It should be noted that while broad in terms of the domains it covered, the 'nexus' is also quite particular in its framing and approach to these issues, and there has been limited sign of the nexus concept gaining much extra traction with policy or business communities (or within academia) in the 7-8 years since ESRC first began scoping work in this area. Indeed, the more expansive UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have since 2016 quickly become a far more dominant and influential framing through which to consider environmental- social-economic links, trade-offs and interdependencies. As noted in the Director's report, the lesson here is to focus future Network Plus investments around themes that are more open and amenable to multiple interpretations, theories and methods, and to shifts in the external political and funding landscape. What types of impact have arisen from the research? The Nexus Network can be regarded as a successful experiment, which delivered on its objectives. As the director's report bears out: It built a larger and more active UK research community on nexus issues, spanning social and natural sciences; It better connected this research community to users in policy, business and civil society; It supported ESRC to create stronger cross-council links around this agenda; It funded a diverse and high-quality portfolio of pilot projects and networks. Perhaps the most substantial impact has been the continued proliferation of the Network Plus model of funding throughout UKRI. For example the EPSRC's Industrial Systems in the Digital Age, AI3SD and Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security as well as the AHRC's set of GCRF Net work Plus investments all follow a similar structure. Most significant contributions to research and scholarship Over 40 peer reviewed articles, workshop and project reports and think pieces have been published to date. We expect several more to appear in the coming months given publishing lag times in peer review journals. Across these outputs, five contributions are worth highlighting as most significant to emerging scholarship in this area: Rose Cairns and Anna Krzywoszynska's high-profile 2016 paper on "Anatomy of a buzzword: The emergence of 'the water-energy-food nexus' in UK natural resource debates" (see https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901116304166). On its publication, this paper also became the focus of an editorial in Nature: https://www.nature.com/news/scientific-buzzwords-obscure-meaning-1.20772 Nature editorial on the Cairns and Krzywoszynska nexus paper, 11 October 2016 Candice Howarth's 2018 Palgrave book on Resilience to Climate Change, which is the culmination of the research undertaken through her Nexus Shocks Fellowship. (see: https: //link. springer . com/book/10. 1007/978-3-319-94691-7) Joe Williams et al.'s 2018 paper on 'The urban resource nexus: On the politics of relationality, water-energy infrastructure and the fallacy of integration', which is one of the most thoughtful outputs based the original Nexus thinkpieces. (see https://doi.org/10.1177/0263774X18803370) Maria Sharmina et al.'s thinkpiece on The nexus in a changing climate: a critique of competing demands for UK land, which was subsequently published as a journal article and also profiled by the ESRC as a policy briefing: https://esrc.ukri.org/news-events-and- publications/evidence-briefings/integrating-water-energy-and-food-in-land-management/ Andy Stirling's working paper on "Developing 'Nexus Capabilities': towards transdisciplinary methodologies" which has made a deeply thoughtful and widely-read contribution to ongoing discussions over interdisciplinary and transdiscplinary methods and skills (see: https://thenexusnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Stirling-2015-Nexus-Methods- Discussion-Paper . pdf). In which sectors has your research been used? A considerable impact of framing concepts such as 'nexus', is in their use as a convening mechanism, to draw in people, concepts and funding from a wide variety of disparate sectors, such as those mentioned. The Nexus Network worked across an explicitly transdisciplinary set of disciplines, institutional settings and sectors. As evidenced from the above description of activities and impact, these include water, energy and food, environment, climate, resource use and extraction. Furthermore, one of the important observations made by Network participants was that it is not only the instrumental acknowledgement of disparate sectors that is important to note, but rather the qualitative nature of the relations, and often pressures between different sectors. It is ambiguous whether the bringing together of various sectors is a good thing in itself. Rather, it is the terms of engagement and issues of power and politics at the heart of the relation building that is crucial to assess when investigating nexus connections across water, energy, food or any other sectors. Notwithstanding these observations, the Network funded significant pump-priming activities across a number of sectors in the UK and other countries. These included multi-sectoral agriculture policy in Northern Ireland and domestic energy and water practices in the UK as well as GCRF research activities on issues of land-use in Kenya, organic resource use in Ethiopia and issues of biomass fuel in urban Ghana. At each of these sites, and across their attendant sectors, transdisciplinary networks and relations have been established or enhanced between academics, local and national policy experts, corporate actors and others. While some of these relations may be ephemeral, the Network's work on transdisciplinary research capabilities shows that it is likely that some longer-term relationship building is a likely outcome, that will be a consideration in future research and non-research work.
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Energy,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Title The ESRC Nexus Network: Core Activities and Outputs, 2014-2018 
Description From its launch in June 2014 through to the end of its project life in 2018, the ESRC Nexus Network worked to support transdisciplinary research at the food-water-energy-environment nexus and to create meaningful links between communities of researchers, policymakers, business leaders and practitioners. Data collated here includes records of public facing network activities such as published working papers, reports, email newsletters and workshop activities. The purpose of the Network+ was to build community through running events, interacting with decision makers, building a network and onward-funding original research. As such, the Network+ did not conduct research in a traditional sense. However, the data and documents collated here represent the substantive knowledge creation activities of the Network+ and can be considered a form of research data in themselves - which were used to iteratively build the network, influence and impact. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2021 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This database collate the outputs from the ESRC Nexus Network + which were used iteratively to build up the knowledge in that project. 
URL https://reshare.ukdataservice.ac.uk/853703/
 
Description 'Exploring the process of achieving SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Navigating Pathways to Sustainability: expertise and democracy in transformative change, keynote talk for symposium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Grande Finale' conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, keynote lecture for the 'Grande Finale' conference of the Lund University Centre of Excellence for Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability (LUCID), University of Lund, Tuesday 16th October 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Nexus Methods': opening up democracy as rigour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to conference session on Nexus Methods, ESRC Methods Festival, University of Bath
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A Homily, an Observation and a Suggestion 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to evening meeting on Science Policy Research
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A Perspective on Conspiracies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contributions to a fellows seminar at the Centre for the Science and Policy, University of Cambridge
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description A View of Science and Technology Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to panel discussion, DPhil Day
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description A safe space for talking about the future of laboratory animal lives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact At the start of this project we stated one of our key objectives was to generate new cultures of communication across science, health and animal welfare, which would shape the future of animal research in the UK. This is a big promise, so it was not without trepidation that we gathered on the evening of the 26th June at the Wellcome Collection to mount our posters and finalise presentations for our opening stakeholder workshop. Yet at the same time the excitement in the air was palpable. This is, at the end of the day, what AnNex is all about, using the approaches and methods from the social sciences and humanities to create a safe space for conversations about animal research for all stakeholders, be they scientists, researchers, academics, funders, animal care staff, NGOs, charities or campaign groups.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description A view on the politics of uncertainty in regulation and infrastructures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, A view on the politics of uncertainty in regulation and infrastructures, introduction to stream on regulation and infrastructures of the STEPS Centre conference on the Politics of Uncertainty, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, 4th July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description A. Stirling, A Pathways Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, A Pathways Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance?, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham 27th June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description A. Stirling, Controlling a stable planetary climate - or caring for a complex changing earth? - 3: Betraying the climate? Has environmentalism succumbed to a modernity it hitherto resisted? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the third in a series of four blog posts on the climate by STEPS co-director Andy Stirling, under the heading: 'Controlling a stable planetary climate - or caring for a complex changing Earth?' Read Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 4
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/betraying-the-climate-has-environmentalism-succumbed-to-a-modernity-it...
 
Description Addressing uncertainty in emerging biotechnologies: from CBA and PRA to precautionary appraisal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to workshop at Hastings Centre on Bioethics on 'Values in Impact Assessment'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Against Control: some 'Wynnian' implications for current cusp between autocratic and democratic 'socionatures' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to symposium on Knowledge, Politics and Socionatural Orderings - ventures with Brian Wynne, The Storey, Lancaster
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Against Control: some 'Wynnian' implications for current cusp between autocratic and democratic 'socionatures' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to symposium on Knowledge, Politics and Socionatural Orderings - ventures with Brian Wynne
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Alternative imaginings of transformation: opening emancipatory spaces for sustainability politics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the second in a three-part series of blogposts reflecting on discussions at a great workshop in October 2019, convened in Nairobi by the Africa Sustainability Hub of the African Centre for Technology Studies. Drawing on work undertaken in the wider 'Governance of Socio-technical Transformations' (GOST) project, one key idea that helped frame and motivate these discussions was the notion of the 'socio-technical imaginary'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description An Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, opening presentation to MCM Training aseminar for researchers from London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, J. Coburn, An Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, opening presentation to MCM Training aseminar for researchers from London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, Tuesday 12th February 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description An Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, opening presentation to MCM Training workshop, Madras Institute for Development Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, J. Coburn, An Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, opening presentation to MCM Training workshop, Madras Institute for Development Studies, Chennai, Monday 17th December 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description An Overiew of the Pathways Approach SPRU 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to session of the International Sustainable Transitions conference on the Research Session: Sustainability Transitions & Wider Transformative Change, Historical Roots & Future Pathways
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description An Overview of Experience in the Nexus Network, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, An Overview of Experience in the Nexus Network, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences, University of Sheffield, 10th May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description An Overview of Nexus Methodologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to Roundtable Meeting on the Nexus, Korea Environment Institute (KEI) and Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change (KACCC)
Talk sparked questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description An Overview of the Pathways Approach IDS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary presentation to conference on Resource Politics: transforming pathways to sustainability
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description An overview of sustainability methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, An overview of sustainability methods, presentation to Sussex Sustainabiltiy Research Programme (SSRP), Attenborugh Centre for Contemporary Arts, University of Sussex, 5th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Annual conference: Sustainability in turbulent times: How can research, policy and business meet global challenges 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Sustainability in Turbulent Times conference was a joint event, hosted in London on 16 March 2017, with a focus on the food-water-energy nexus, led by the Nexus Network, the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity and the Centre for Evaluating Complexity Across the Nexus.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/events/sustainability-in-turbulent-times-how-can-research-policy-and-...
 
Description Approaches to Uncertainty, presentation to meeting of the European Commission Expert Group on 'Making Sense of Science under Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Approaches to Uncertainty, presentation to meeting of the European Commission Expert Group on 'Making Sense of Science under Uncertainty, Berlin Academy of Science, Berlin, Tuesday 11th July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Are UK attachments to nuclear power at least partly a military romance? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Are UK attachments to nuclear power at least partly a military romance?, presentation to Oxford Energy Network colloquia series, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, Tuesday, 28th May 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Are UK attachments to nuclear power at least partly a military romance?, presentation to workshop at Church House 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, P. Johnstone, Are UK attachments to nuclear power at least partly a military romance?, presentation to workshop at Church House, Westminster, London, Wednesday 28th November 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Breakout Walkshop on Nexus Urban Methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop of the ESRC Nexus Network on the Urban Nexus, University of Sussex
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Brits Unknowingly Subsidising Nuclear Submarines Through Energy Bills 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Brits Unknowingly Subsidising Nuclear Submarines Through Energy Bills - Report
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Brokers and boundary spanners: where next for evidence and experts at the food-water-energy nexus? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Brokers and boundary spanners: where next for evidence and experts at the food-water-energy nexus?, panel presentation to the Nexus Network final conference, London 16th March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Brussels, Precaution in Practice: rationality under uncertainty in product policyissues around the precautionary principle, Belgian Health Ministry, presentation to Belgian Ministry of Environment, Department of Product Policy and Chemical Substances 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Brussels, Precaution in Practice: rationality under uncertainty in product policyissues around the precautionary principle, Belgian Health Ministry, presentation to Belgian Ministry of Environment, Department of Product Policy and Chemical Substances, Brussels, Tuesday 5th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Brussels, key issues in uncertainty, EU Science Advice Mechanism scoping workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Brussels, key issues in uncertainty, EU Science Advice Mechanism scoping workshop, Monday 4th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description COVID-19, global challenges and modernity: alternatives to control in transformations to sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact COVID-19, global challenges and modernity: alternatives to control in transformations to sustainability, presentation to inaugural online international conference of the Institut national de la recherche agronomique et environment, 23rd June 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Careers in the Sustainability Sector 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to parallel panel session of the International Sustainable Transitions conference on Careers in Transitions
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Chair's Introduction to Session on Governance¬†of¬†Agricultural¬†Biotechnologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Joint conference of the European Association for Social Studies of Science and Technology and the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Barcelona Conference Centre, Barcelona
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Challenges in Governance of GM Organisms 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contributions to breakfast meeting organised by the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology
Talk sparked questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Challenges in Governance of GM Organisms 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to pubic meeting organised by the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology and the Pirbright Research Centre
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Challenges in the Politics of Sustainabiltiy, presentation to workshop on Sustainability in an Imaginary World, Hart House (Great Hall) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Challenges in the Politics of Sustainabiltiy, presentation to workshop on Sustainability in an Imaginary World, Hart House (Great Hall), Thursday 8th March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Changing the Nuclear Waste Governance Paradigm: risk regulation to innovation democracy?. presentation to ESRC workshop on Nuclear Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Changing the Nuclear Waste Governance Paradigm: risk regulation to innovation democracy?. presentation to ESRC workshop on Nuclear Futures University of Sussex, Brighton 27th March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Choices in Science Advice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chair's introduction to UK, Austria, Germany academic exchange panel discussion on Managing Risks in Biotechnology Innovation
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Civil Society in Multilevel Governance for Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Plenary panel contribution to 23rd cconference of European Environment Advisory Committees on Civil Society and Climate Change: on the road to Paris
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Closing Down Research and Innovation: the general dynamics of lock-in 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to ESRC / AHRC workshop on 'Climate Geoengineering Governance Scenarios'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Comparative Appraisal of Energy Options 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Breakout presentation to workshop of the DEFRA SPLICE Project
Talk sparked questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Comparing Nuclear Power Trajectories in Germany and the UK: from 'regimes' to 'democracies' in sociotechnical transitions and discontinuities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to workshop of the DiscGo Project
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Contribution as panel discussant to session on Safety and Nuclear Energy conference of the SPIRAL Research Centre on 'Trading Zones in Technological Societies' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution as panel discussant to session on Safety and Nuclear Energy conference of the SPIRAL Research Centre on 'Trading Zones in Technological Societies'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Contribution to plenary panel presentation on 'what does the future hold for assessment science' of the conference of the European Food Safety Authority on Shaping the Future of Food Safety Together 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to plenary panel presentation on 'what does the future hold for assessment science' of the conference of the European Food Safety Authority on Shaping the Future of Food Safety Together
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Controlling a Stable Planetary Climate - Or Caring for a Complex Changing Earth? - 4: Thriving in an Ever-Changing World: From Technocratic Control to Emancipatory Care? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the fourth and last in a series of blog posts on the climate by STEPS co-director Andy Stirling, under the heading: 'Controlling a stable planetary climate - or caring for a complex changing Earth?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/thriving-in-an-ever-changing-world-from-technocratic-control-to-emanci...
 
Description Controlling a stable planetary climate - or caring for a complex changing earth? - 1: Is the naming of 'climate change' a dangerous self-defeat? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the first in a series of four blog posts on the climate by STEPS co-director Andy Stirling, under the heading: 'Controlling a stable planetary climate - or caring for a complex changing Earth?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/is-the-naming-of-climate-change-a-dangerous-self-defeat/
 
Description Controlling a stable planetary climate - or caring for a complex changing earth? - 2: Does the delusion of climate control do more harm than good to climate disruption? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the second in a series of four blog posts on the climate by STEPS co-director Andy Stirling, under the heading: 'Controlling a stable planetary climate - or caring for a complex changing Earth?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/does-the-delusion-of-climate-control-do-more-harm-than-good-to-climate...
 
Description Conversations in Anthropology, A crisis of Expertise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our ninth episode comes from a conversation recorded at the 'A Crisis of Expertise?' symposium at the University of Melbourne. At the symposium, Tim caught up with Andy Stirling (SPRU, Sussex) and Matthew Kearnes (UNSW) to talk about 'policy-engaged research', policy expertise, and activism in the boardroom.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://soundcloud.com/user-910866758/episode-9-andy-stirling
 
Description Country Life Today: The RAF weathermen who saved D-Day and the bees who have learned to read 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The story of the aircrew who gave their lives to prevent D-Day becoming a disaster, how bees are learning to read, how nuclear submarines are being subsidised by your electricity bills and why we won't be living on Mars in 2050 after all (it'll be another planet instead).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Decision Making Under Uncertainty: reconciling roles of expertise and democracy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Decision Making Under Uncertainty: reconciling roles of expertise and democracy, keynote presentation to international symposium on 'Science and Democracy, and the Role of Experts', Tokyo Tech Ookayama Campus, Friday 3rd March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Defra 25 year workshop 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Researchers from the Nexus Network and the Valuing Nature Partnership ran a session on 'Natural Capital: data, valuation and decision implementation' on 4 November 2015, as part of the Defra #OpenEnvironment 2 day consultation.
Rory Stewart MP, Defra Minister with responsibility for the natural environment, floods and water, resource and environmental management and rural affairs, opened the day with an outline of the Open Environment aspirations for developing a 25 year plan for the environment and invited challenges from the audience of academics, NGOs and practitioners.
Outputs from the discussion sessions were be fed to Defra for inclusion in the Defra 25 year plan for the environment. The 25 year plan should be published shortly.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cserge.ac.uk/news-archive/2015/defra-open-environment-event
 
Description Delhi sustainability events 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Members of the Nexus Network team, including Professor Lyla Mehta, Professor Fiona Marshall and Dr Saurabh Arora were involved in a number of events in Delhi at the end of January 2016. The South Asia Sustainability Hub & Knowledge Network was launched on 28 Jan 2016 at the India International Centre. The hub aims to develop a network of institutions and people committed to exploring pathways to sustainability in South Asia and is part of the STEPS Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium.A related workshop on Climate Change and Uncertainty from Above and Below was held on 27-28 January 2016. This workshop explored issues around 'does the focus on climate change models, diagrams, regressions and future scenarios (theorizing by experts from 'above') factor in the realities of how local people live with, understand and cope with uncertainty in everyday settings (from 'below')?'.On 29-30 January 2016 the International Conference on Pathways to Sustainable Urbanisation was held at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. Whilst urbanisation brings the creation of new opportunities for some, it can also pose enormous challenges for poor and marginalised citizens in cities and in peri-urban areas.
The conference was organised by the South Asia Sustainability Hub & Knowledge Network (SASH&KN) through direct collaboration with the STEPS Centre, a partner in the Nexus Network.  SASH&KN is the South Asia hub of the STEPS Pathways to Sustainability Global Consortium. SASH&KN hosted and facilitated the events on the ground in Delhi.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/delhi-sustainability-events/
 
Description Democracy in the Digital Age 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation for the Science and Democracy lecture series event on 'The Elusive Demos: Democracy in the Digital Age', Science Centre Lecture Hall A, Harvard University, .
Cambridge.
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Democratising Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to conference on "Edges, horizons and transformations: the future of innovation policy"
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Developing 'Nexus Capabilities': towards transdisciplinary methodologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote presentation to Nexus Network workshop on 'Transdisciplinary Methods for Developing Nexus Capabilities'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Developing 'Nexus Methods': opening up more democratic rigour 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to workshop at Chalmers University, Gothenburg
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Developing Nexus Methodologies: towards transdisciplinary capabilities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote presentation to International Workshop on the Nexus, Korea Environment Institute (KEI) and Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change (KACCC)
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description DiscGo project, Exploring Discontinuity through a comparison of German and UK nuclear power trajectories 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation by P. Johnstone to research session of the International Sustainable Transitions conference on Discontinuity in Sustainable Transitions and Socio-technical Systems: exploring 'flip sides' to innovation and strategic niches
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Don't save 'the world' - embrace a pluriverse! 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact S. Arora, A. Stirling, Don't save 'the world' - embrace a pluriverse!, STEPS Centre blogpost, October 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/dont-save-the-world-embrace-a-pluriverse/
 
Description Driving Forces in Emerging Technologies: issues of social justice and democracy in innovation governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Introductory plenary presentation to conference on Emerging Technologies and Human Rights
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EASST 2018 Conference Panel: Human agency in post-automation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This paper examines how non-industrial digital fabrication activities are opening up 'automation' technologies to 'post-automation' appropriations. We assess evidence for sociotechnical relations based in care for other people and materials, and discuss implications for human agency. Paper by Cian O'Donovan and Adrian Smith
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://nomadit.co.uk/easst/easst2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6189
 
Description Effect of Fracking on Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact P. Strachan, et al, Effect of fracking on climate change, Times, 27th February 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Emancipating Progress - Transforming Democracy: reframing myths for a new politics of knowledge and innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote lecture for ITAS / UPV STS conference on "Techno Science Societies: Between Myth Formation and Societal Structure", San Sebastian.
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Emancipating Transformations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote presentation to Conference on 'Democratizing Technologies: assessing the roles of ngos in shaping technological futures'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Emancipating Transformations: from Anthropocene control to democratic care of Earth systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote presentation to Conference of the International Society for System Sciences on 'Governing the Anthropocene: the greatest challenge for systems thinking in practice?'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Emancipating Transformations: from fallacies of control to innovation democracies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation Conference of the British Sociological Association on 'Societies in Transition: progression or regression?'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Evaluation of policy mixes in practice: What prescriptions for tackling the problem of antimicrobial resistance?, Annual EU SPRI Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact J.Coburn J., F.Bone, M.Hopkins, J.Mestre-Ferrandiz, A.Stirling, Evaluation of policy mixes in practice: What prescriptions for tackling the problem of antimicrobial resistance?, Annual EU SPRI Conference, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, 8th June 2017 [Stirling not present at delivery]
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Evidence, policy and transformation workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Nexus Network workshop on 'evidence, policy and transformation', was led by James Wilsdon. It was an opportunity to draw together strands of thinking and activity from the three years of the network, to agree conclusions and ways forward, and to propose topics and priorities for further investment by ESRC and others, in the context of plans for the Global Challenges Research Fund, UK Research and Innovation and the wider research funding system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/events/past-events/
 
Description Expertise and Democracy: from adversarial crisis to mutualistic renewal, a keynote presentation to conference of Melbourne School of Government, 'A Crisis of Expertise? Legitimacy and the challenge of policymaking 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Expertise and Democracy: from adversarial crisis to mutualistic renewal, a keynote presentation to conference of Melbourne School of Government, 'A Crisis of Expertise? Legitimacy and the challenge of policymaking, University of Melbourne, Friday 16th February 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Fear and Hope in Turbulent Times, introduction to session of the Nexus Network final conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Fear and Hope in Turbulent Times, introduction to session of the Nexus Network final conference, London,16th March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Final Reflections, conference on Pathways to Sustainability in a Changing China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Final Reflections, conference on Pathways to Sustainability in a Changing China
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Foresight study on European stakeholder appraisal of diagnostics to manage anti-microbial resistance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact M.M. Hopkins, J. Coburn, F. Bone, G. Hampson, J. Mestre-Ferrandiz, M. Llewelyn, A. Stirling, A. Towse, Foresight study on European stakeholder appraisal of diagnostics to manage anti-microbial resistance, presentation to workshop of the Antimicrobial Resistance Programme, Wellcome Trust, London, June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Fourth Annual Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation meeting. Szeged, Hungary 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 4-5 October 2018 took place the 4th annual VIRI meeting in Szeged (Hungary). The event was hosted by the First Hungarian Responsible Innovation Association. There were participants from all over the world: from Australia to the US. Altogether 14 experts discussed the current topics of responsible research and innovation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.interreg-danube.eu/news-and-events/project-news/2951
 
Description From CBA to Precautionary Appraisal: practical responses to intractable problems and the example of multicriteria mapping 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to second workshop of the Hastings Centre on Bioethics on 'Values in Impact Assessment', Garrison, New York
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description From Control to Care in Agricultural Strategies, presentation to session on GM Futures: at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, From Control to Care in Agricultural Strategies, presentation to session on GM Futures: at the Oxford Real Farming Conference, Oxford City Hall Friday 4th January 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description From Control to Care, presentation to workshop on Critical Discourse Development Around (New) Genetic Modifications 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, From Control to Care, presentation to workshop on Critical Discourse Development Around (New) Genetic Modifications, Institute for Development Studies Thursday 10th January 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description From Controlled Transition to Caring Transformations: some big issues for practical thinking and action presentation to the 'System Change Hive' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, From Controlled Transition to Caring Transformations: some big issues for practical thinking and action presentation to the 'System Change Hive', University of Brighton Art School, Brighton, Wednesday 13th February 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description From Controlling to Caring for the Planet, presentation to session on 'the Anthropocene' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, From Controlling to Caring for the Planet, presentation to session on 'the Anthropocene' of the American Association of Geographers, Hyatt Hotel, Boston, 6th April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description From Interdsiciplinarity to Transdsiciplinarity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to workshop of the Campaign for Social Science on 'Putting the social into science: New opportunities at the STEM-social science interface'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description From Knowledge Economy to Innovation Democracy: collective action in the shaping of progressive futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote plenary presentation to conference on 'FTA 2014: future oriented technology analysis- engage today to shape tomorrow'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description From Multiple Levels to Entangled Streams of Practice: dynamics of structuration in sociotechnical transformations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to session of the International Sustainable Transitions conference on Re-thinking the Multi-Level Perspective on Transitions
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description From Myths to Reasons in Biotech Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to UK, Austria, Germany academic exchange workshop on Managing Risks in Biotechnology Innovation
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description From Nexus to Democracy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contribution to panel on 'The Global Politics of the Nexus', at ESRC conference on 'What Works at the Nexus'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description From Qualitative vs Quantitative to 'Opening up' and 'Closing down' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the SPRU Methods worklshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description From Risk Regulation to Innovation Governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote presentation to Conference of European Association of Design Engineers
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description From Risk to Uncertainty: tricky issues, misleading blinkers, practical solutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote conference presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description From Transitions to Transformations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, From Transitions to Transformations, keynote talk for public meeting on the Governance of Sustainable Tranasformations, Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Friday 1st March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description From Transitions to Transformations, opening talk for public meeting on the Governance of Sustainable Transformations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote conference presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description GCRF - Transdisciplinarity in Practice: some practical pointers from recent STEPS work, presentation to workshop on 'Introduction to the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, GCRF - Transdisciplinarity in Practice: some practical pointers from recent STEPS work, presentation to workshop on 'Introduction to the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund', Bramber House, University of Sussex, 9th March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Getting to Grips with Uncertainty in science, technology and society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Getting to Grips with Uncertainty in science, technology and society, presentation to the 2019 SPRU residential training course, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for Turbulent Times, University of Sussex, 17th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Governance of Sustainable Transformation, presentation to workshiop of the International Science Council / Belmont Forum, Transformations to Sustainability Programme kick-off meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Governance of Sustainable Transformation, presentation to workshiop of the International Science Council / Belmont Forum, Transformations to Sustainability Programme kick-off meeting, University of Fukuoka, Saturday 22nd September 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Green Technologies & the Direction of Innovation: precaution, transformation & democratisation of progress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Babbage Lecture for consortium of SOAS, LSE and Cambridge University
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description HOW DO WE 'CO-PRODUCE' TRANSFORMATIVE KNOWLEDGE? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is one in a series of four blog posts exploring ideas and case studies on 'transformations', drawing on research carried out in 2017 and looking forward to the STEPS Centre's work in 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/how-do-we-co-produce-transformative-knowledge/
 
Description Homeowners forced to pay higher energy bills to subsidise Britain's nuclear submarines, MPs told 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Government should be more transparent about cross-dependency between civilian nuclear energy and military nuclear defence, researchers say
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Household energy bills 'subsidising' Scotland's nuclear submarines 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Household energy bills 'subsidising' Scotland's nuclear submarines - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How Deep is Incumbency: an introduction to cnfiguing fields analysis, STEPS Centre Theory Afternon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, How Deep is Incumbency: an introduction to cnfiguing fields analysis, STEPS Centre Theory Afternon, University of Sussex, Friday 23rd March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description How Politics Closes Down Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the second in a series of blog posts on uncertainty by Andy Stirling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description How is transformative knowledge 'co-produced'? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact It's often said that knowledge to tackle big problems in the world - food, water, climate, energy, biodiversity, disease and war - has to be 'co-produced'. Tackling these problems is not just about solving 'grand challenges' with big solutions, it's also about grappling with the underlying causal social and political drivers. But what does co-production actually mean, and how can it help to create knowledge that leads to real transformation?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://i2insights.org/2018/04/03/co-producing-transformative-knowledge/
 
Description How should public policy, STI actors & wider civil society interact to address the SDGs? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, How should public policy, STI actors & wider civil society interact to address the SDGs?, presentation for the project on Steering Technology, Research and Innovation for the Global Goals, London, 6th November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IS THE NEW EUROPEAN RULING ON GM TECHNIQUES 'ANTI-SCIENCE'? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact There has been much commotion in the media over the past week, following the ruling by the European Court of Justice over how to interpret EU laws bearing on the regulation of GM crops.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/european-court-of-justice-ecj-gene-editing-anti-science/
 
Description Imagining Transformations to Sustainability in Energy, Agriculture and Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote conference presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Implementing the Pathways Approach in Practice, symposium of Kuwaiti, research and innovation scholars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Implementing the Pathways Approach in Practice, symposium of Kuwaiti, research and innovation scholars, Jury's Inn Hotel, Brighton, 6th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Innovation Democracy: rigour and accountability in science and technology, talk for the 2018 SPRU training course, Innovation Policy in a Changing Global Context 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Innovation Democracy: rigour and accountability in science and technology, talk for the 2018 SPRU training course, Innovation Policy in a Changing Global Context, University of Sussex, Monday 18th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Insight into the "non-nuclear" myth (2): Nuclear-military structural link, allowing some countries to "keep nuclear power" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Insight into the "non-nuclear" myth (2): Nuclear-military structural link, allowing some countries to "keep nuclear power" - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Insight into the "non-nuclear" myth (3): Face up to the political nature of nuclear energy technology and make the energy debate "adult" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Insight into the "non-nuclear" myth (3): Face up to the political nature of nuclear energy technology and make the energy debate "adult" - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Interdsiciplinary Sustainability Research: experience at the STEPS Centre, presentation to workshop pf the Melbourne School of Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Interdsiciplinary Sustainability Research: experience at the STEPS Centre, presentation to workshop pf the Melbourne School of Sustainability, University of Melbourne, Monday 19th February 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Politics and the Changing Role of the 'Expert': Impact of the conservative backlash on science and innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A. Stirling, International Politics and the Changing Role of the 'Expert': Impact of the conservative backlash on science and innovation, presentation to SPRU Doctoral Forum, 8th May 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interpreting the Uncertainty Matrix, presentation to seminar of project led by Tohoku University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Interpreting the Uncertainty Matrix, presentation to seminar of project led by Tohoku University on Contemporary Science Literacy: incertitude, education and society, Institute for Life Sciences, Tokyo, 5th March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Introducing the Project on Governance of Sustainability Transformations, African Centre for Technology Studies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Introducing the Project on Governance of Sustainability Transformations, African Centre for Technology Studies, Nairobi, Wednesday 10th October 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Introduction to Assuming up session, STEPS Centre conference on the Politics of Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 9 A. Stirling, Introduction to Assuming up session, STEPS Centre conference on the Politics of Uncertainty, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, 5th July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, presentation to MCM Taster Workshop, presentation to Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEAPP), UCL, London, 12th March 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, Relational Pathways Project Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Introduction to Multicriteria Mapping, Relational Pathways Project Workshop, African Centre for Technology Studies, Machakos, Kenya, 25th August 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Introduction to Session on Stoking the Anthropocene 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Joint conference of the European Assocaition for Social Studies of Science and Technology and the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Barcelona Conference Centre, Barcelona
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Introduction to the Pathways Approach, symposium of Kuwaiti, research and innovation scholars 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Introduction to the Pathways Approach, symposium of Kuwaiti, research and innovation scholars, Jury's Inn Hotel, Brighton, 6th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Invited Oral Evidence to House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology Inquiry on GM Foods and the Precautionary Principle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited Oral Evidence to House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology Inquiry on GM Foods and the Precautionary Principle
Talk contributed to more informed decision making about complex decisions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Is civil nuclear power subsidising defence? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Murray Hammick, Is civil nuclear power subsidising defence?, The Military Times, 5th June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description James Wilsdon - What works at the nexus? Evidence, policy and the prospects for transdisciplinary research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar Summary:

At all levels of government, the ecosystem of institutions and individuals engaged in expert advice and evidence-informed policymaking is more diverse than ever before. Distinct yet overlapping communities of research, policy and practice are congregating around a core set of questions about how to improve the provision, communication, relevance and application of evidence to policymaking.

Perspectives from the natural sciences and engineering are being enriched and complicated by a deeper understanding of public values, cognitive biases and political psychology from the social, political and behavioural sciences. The assumptions of those on the evidence "supply side" are increasingly tempered by pragmatic insights that come from experience on the "demand side" of policy institutions. Yet despite these positive developments, it is easy to feel frustrated by the visible failures of evidence to influence policy in so many areas.

On thorny issues - exemplified by the food-water-energy nexus - the response to overwhelming evidence is often sluggish and incremental. Populist politicians or social media warriors can tap into the anxieties caused by globalisation, and channel these towards resentment, as we saw in the claims during the Brexit referendum that "people in this country have had enough of experts". Such tensions aren't new, but they are becoming more visible, reflecting what some have called the "paradox of scientific authority".

Expert advice is being sought with growing urgency across a proliferating array of policy and public questions. At the same time, and often on the same issues, the legitimacy of evidence and expertise has rarely been so fiercely contested. So these are interesting times to be a policy-engaged sustainability researcher. In the UK, these challenges are exacerbated by reforms to the policy and research funding landscape, which are creating new uncertainties - and possibilities - for those looking to engage and influence decision making.

Drawing on insights from his role as director of the ESRC's Nexus Network, and vice-chair of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), James Wilsdon will reflect on how the landscape for transdisciplinary, policy-engaged research is changing, and what opportunities may emerge through the Global Challenges Research Fund, reforms to the Research Excellence Framework and the creation of UK Research and Innovation.

This talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

http://www.cecan.ac.uk/events/what-works-at-nexus-evidence-policy-and-prospects-for-transdisciplinary-research
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxT-S0oQAZ8
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cecan.ac.uk/events/what-works-at-nexus-evidence-policy-and-prospects-for-transdisciplinar...
 
Description Key Challenges in Sustainability Governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chair's introduction to parallel session on Government Partnership Initiatives' at conference of the 23rd conference of European Environment Advisory Committees on Civil Society and Climate Change: on the road to Paris
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Knowledge, evidence and power in EU technology governance: from risk regulation through knowledge politics to innovation democracies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to workshop on Regulating risks in the European Union - the co-production of expert and executive power
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Lassoing unicorns: how to map capabilities for better interdisciplinary research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Sometimes doing interdisciplinary work feels like trying to lasso unicorns. Working with big players from foreign disciplines and interdepartmental drifters. Negotiating over language and frameworks. Agreeing common research questions. All the while trying to gather data and do good work.
Building on methods developed in ESRC and Horizon 2020 funded projects on interdisciplinary research, this workshop will:
a) introduce the concept interdisciplinary capabilities - the disciplinary skills and informal aptitudes needed for people like environmental engineers, ecological economists and machine learning developers to work well together.
b) present a mixed-method approach to mapping capabilities using bibliometric analysis and interviews.
c) offer hands-on reflexive exercises on personal 'capability mapping', tailored to workshop participants
The session will help scholars of all levels recognise power and knowledge in research and identify opportunities to steer that research together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://keepfaking.it/workshop-human-capabilities-for-interdisciplinary-research/
 
Description Legitimacy and the challenge of policymaking 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The economic, social and environmental governance challenges facing contemporary societies are growing in severity, scope and complexity; yet trust in experts and established institutions is in decline. The role and legitimacy of expertise in policymaking is increasingly being called into question.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://government.unimelb.edu.au/news-and-events/events/expertiseconference2018#program
 
Description Letter: Global investment in nuclear is in stark decline 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Letter: Global investment in nuclear is in stark decline - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Looking at the "non-nuclear" myth (1): Is nuclear power "the most economical"? Look at the foreign investment report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact What we want you to know is:
The main problem of nuclear energy today is that the cost is too high and too expensive, and this price usually does not include the cost of nuclear waste treatment. Even if the nuclear industry claims to have solved the problem of nuclear waste and achieved zero treatment costs, the cost competitiveness of nuclear power is still far higher than Not on renewable energy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Looking to the Future of Food Governance: from risk regulation to innovation democracy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Opening keynote presentation to conference of the European Food Safety Authority on Shaping the Future of Food Safety Together
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting 'Nexus' Challenges: from policy connections to political transformations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chair's plenary keynote introduction to joint conference of the Royal Geographical Society and Institute of British Geographers on 'Nexus Thinking', Ondaatje Theatre, Imperial College, London
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Methods for Opening Up and broadening out the Appraisal of Sustainabiltiy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Methods for Opening Up and broadening out the Appraisal of Sustainabiltiy, presentation to workshop on of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP), Tuesday 30th January 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Methods for Politics as well as Policy: culturing progressive transformations in (and so for) innovation democracies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Methods for Politics as well as Policy: culturing progressive transformations in (and so for) innovation democracies, lecture for EU-SPRI Winter School, SPRU, Sussex University, 20th January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Modernity Without its Clothes: The Pandemic Crisis Shines a Light on Futilities of Control 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this article, Andy Stirling, IPSP lead author and Professor of Science & Technology Policy at SPRU and at the University of Sussex Business School (UK), outlines the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Modernity as a whole. STEPS Centre Blogpost, 7th April 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/modernity-without-its-clothes-the-pandemic-crisis-shines-a-light-on-fu...
 
Description Modernity withouts its clothes: the pandemic crisis shines a light on futilities of control 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Modernity withouts its clothes: the pandemic crisis shines a light on futilities of control, keynote presentation to series organised by the Bangalaore-based Environment Support Group on 'Imaginaries for a Resilient and Inclusive New World', Friday 15th May 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://steps-centre.org/news/andy-stirling-on-covid-19-modernity-and-control-video/
 
Description Multicriteria Mapping Taster Workshop, talk for the 2018 SPRU training course, Innovation Policy in a Changing Global Context 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, J. Coburn, Multicriteria Mapping Taster Workshop, talk for the 2018 SPRU training course, Innovation Policy in a Changing Global Context, University of Sussex, Tuesday 19th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Multicriteria Mapping: a hybrid method for practical problems of uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, J. Coburn, Multicriteria Mapping: a hybrid method for practical problems of uncertainty, BMEc, University of Sussex, 24th April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Multicriteria Mapping: a qualitative/quantitative hybrid method for opening up appraisal of uncertain contending values 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Multicriteria Mapping: a qualitative/quantitative hybrid method for opening up appraisal of uncertain contending values, Department of Geography, University of Manchester, , 5th June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Natural bridge: exploring business-led action from nexus thinking - workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Our second thematic workshop, 'Natural Bridge: exploring business-led action from nexus thinking' workshop, was held on Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 April 2015. The workshop was led by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and brought a particular focus on the role of business in dealing with nexus challenges.

The workshop, which took place in Cambridge over two days, explored the business risks related to land use, food, water, energy and the environment through a mix of interactive sessions to inspire business led action underpinned by research.

The event accommodated a broad mix of 40 people, with half representing the private sector and half from academia. We witnessed a real combination of minds that crossed the business-academia divide and broke down multi-sector and disciplinary boundaries. Fruitful discussions often yielded more questions than answers but these can stimulate future research ideas and encourage funding into areas that are impactful for business. Read more in the blog about the Natural Bridge event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/projects/defra-intern/
 
Description Neglected military drivers of official support for civil nuclear power? Multi-method social science with potentially significant global implications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, P. Johnstone, Neglected military drivers of official support for civil nuclear power? Multi-method social science with potentially significant global implications, presentation to conference on 'the nuclear and social science nexus' OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Paris, 11th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nexus India workshops 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Professor Fiona Marshall and Dr Ruth Welters from the Nexus Network took part in a two-day workshop in Delhi, in October 2014, to discuss social science challenges relating to the food, energy, environment Nexus and their implications for development in South Asia. The meeting attracted a good mix of researchers from across the UK and from Indian Universities.
The workshop was run by the ESRC, RCUK India and the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) as part of the Newton-Bhabha fund. Launched in April 2014, the Newton Fund will strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and emerging knowledge economies, such as India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Nexus Network Conference 2015: Scales, levels and spaces of the nexus 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Nexus Network second Annual Conference was held on 19 November 2015, in London, attended by 120 people from academia, policy and the third sector. We framed this year's conference around the themes of scales, levels and spaces - the nexus is often framed as a global security problem, but this can obscure alternative understandings of interactions and trade-offs at local, regional and national levels. Questions of scale are crucial in addressing linked nexus challenges of food, energy, water and the environment. This broad and inclusive theme offered an entry point for discussion and engagement on the day and throughout the year.
The conference was successful in bring together recipients of Nexus Network funding and wider network members, and catalysed discussions which in turn contributed to subsequent network activity such as applications for the Nexus Partnership Grant scheme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/events/scales-levels-and-spaces-of-the-nexus-conference-19-nov-2015-i...
 
Description Nexus annual conference 2014: What works at the nexus? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Over 170 people joined us at the first Nexus Network conference: 'What works at the nexus? New connections in food, energy, water and environment' on Thursday 27 November from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. This was an opportunity for network members to meet, hear high-profile keynote speakers, discuss nexus challenges from a variety of perspectives, and find out about possibilities for collaboration.
The meeting was open to everyone interested in nexus issues, from academia, policy organisations, business, practitioners and civil society.
The event was a significant milestone for the Network, establishing connections ongoing connections between researchers and actors in other sectors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/events/what-works-at-the-nexus-conference-27-nov-2014-in-london/
 
Description Nexus workshop on Resource Conflicts and Social Justice, February 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The aim of this workshop was to stimulate debate between diverse stakeholders on contested issues raised in Nexus Network research and activities to date, and to create the opportunity to tease out the academic, civil society activist, business and policy challenges as well as develop research agendas around the themes of the nexus, resource conflicts and social justice. The workshop was structured around the following questions: 1) What are the on-the-ground challenges of integration across food, water, energy, climate etc. across diverse political and geographical scales? How is nexus thinking being picked up in bureaucracies, institutions and scientific bodies, especially in the global South where capacity to deal with data/ knowledge challenges can be limited? 2) Can 'nexus thinking' be used to achieve social justice in resource management? 35 participants attended from the UK, other European countries and South Africa.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/events/the-nexus-resource-conflicts-and-social-justice-workshop/
 
Description Nuclear Power and Politics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public talk to Bexhill Science Café
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Nuclear power is subsidising nuclear weapons, MPs told 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nuclear power is subsidising nuclear weapons, MPs told - newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Nuclear: Energy bills 'used to subsidise submarines' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nuclear: Energy bills 'used to subsidise submarines' - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Opening Up Innovation Democracy: from 'trading zones' to 'imperial structures' in science and technology governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Opening keynote plenary presentation to conference of the SPIRAL Research Centre on 'Trading Zones in Technological Societies'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Opening Up Pathways for Seed Production 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference on Pathways to Sustainability in a Changing China
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Opening Up Policy Appraisal: the background to multicriteria mapping 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to workshop at RAND Europe, Cambridge
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Opening Up Science Advice, presentation to workship of the International Group of Scientific Advisors (INGSA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Opening Up Science Advice, presentation to workship of the International Group of Scientific Advisors (INGSA), Mercator Institute, Berlin, 25th April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Opening Up Scientometrics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to HEFCE workshop on 'In Metrics We trust: prospects and pitfalls of new research metrics'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Oral evidence to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on GM foods and application of the precautionary principle in Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral evidence to House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry on GM foods and application of the precautionary principle in Europe
Talk contributed to more informed decision making about complex decisions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description POLITICS IN THE LANGUAGE OF UNCERTAINTY 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Uncertainty is not a condition out there in the world. It is a state of knowledge - deeply embedded and shaped in society. The difference may seem abstract. But it could hardly be of more profound or practical importance. And this has arguably never been more true than in today's turbulent world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/politics-in-the-language-of-uncertainty/
 
Description PUBLIC EVENT: MEETING ENERGY - EASST 2018 CONFERENCE PANEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS member Prof Andy Stirling (SPRU) is among the panel for this public event on energy, as part of the annual EASST conference. The other panellists are Gillian Kelly and João Camargo, and the meeting is chaired by Maggie Mort of Lancaster University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description PUBLIC EVENT: MEETING ENERGY - EASST 2018 CONFERENCE PANEL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact STEPS member Prof Andy Stirling (SPRU) is among the panel for this public event on energy, as part of the annual EASST conference. The other panellists are Gillian Kelly and João Camargo, and the meeting is chaired by Maggie Mort of Lancaster University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://steps-centre.org/event/panel-meeting-energy-easst-2018-conference/
 
Description Panel session at the Royal Georaphic Society Annual Conference on: Nexus thinking as democracy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This session was convened to bring together researchers funded by the Nexus Network small grants programme to discuss "tensions and trade-offs between different environmental and social domains". In doing so the session aimed to open up alternatives to closed, instrumental views of 'nexus thinking' that privilege techno-fixes over movements for social justice. The session posed the framing of the nexus as a democratic process of deliberation and struggle aimed at furthering the voices (and interests) of the most marginalized and vulnerable sections in society. The abstract follows: 'Nexus challenges cannot be separated from the perceptions, interests, and practices of different actors associated with a nexus (Stein et al., 2014). But by broadening out and opening up nexus-related methods and methodologies, researchers and policy analysts may at the same time hope to achieve greater scientific rigour and societal accountability (Stirling, 2015). Recognition of situated 'nexuses', (e.g. urban nexuses), point to the need for reflexive inter- and trans-disciplinary perspectives that bring together diverse insights and mend tools from beyond the social sciences, humanities and the natural sciences. Indeed, attendant moves to transdisciplinary research requires democratic encounter between a range of researchers and practitioners who can work together to produce valuable knowledge (Harris and Lyon, 2014). These emergent strands of research offer the prospect of nexus thinking as a democratic process by which to address social and environmental challenges thrown up by interlinkages between food, water and energy domains. Democracy is not an end point but the process through which power can be afforded to those outside the realm of influence. Nexus-related challenges can then be constructed to empower initiatives for genuine social progress, rather than the solving of urgent, top-down assertions of catastrophic technical fears. And nexus thinking then becomes a process of equal exchange between disciplines, where scientists and citizens participate together in discussion and decision-making'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://conference.rgs.org/AC2016/19
 
Description Pathways to Sustainability: an overview, presentation to 'relational pathways' project training workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Pathways to Sustainability: an overview, presentation to 'relational pathways' project training workshop, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Nairobi, 29th August 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pathways to Sustainability: responding to uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote presentation for the THESys Forum on What Does the Future on Earth Look Like, Special event of the German Future Earth Summit, Humboldt University, Berlin
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Policy and Politics on Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Policy and Politics on Innovation, contribution to a panel discussions for the 2019 SPRU residential training course, Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for Turbulent Times, University of Sussex, 21st June 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Politics in the Closure of Incertitude STEPS Centre Blogpost 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Politics in the Closure of Incertitude STEPS Centre Blogpost, forthcoming February 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Politics in the Language of Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the first in a series of three blog post about uncertainty by Andy Stirling. The second post is here and the third post is here.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Politics of Control in Development, Between the Lines Podcast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I. Scoones, S. Kaker, A. Stirling, Politics of control in development, Between the Lines Podcast, Institute fr Development Studies, 16th November 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Power and the Politics of Knowledge in Transformations to Sustainability: introducing a STEPS 'pathways' approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Power and the Politics of Knowledge in Transformations to Sustainability: introducing a STEPS 'pathways' approach, Laboratorio Nacional de Ciencias de la Sostenibilidad (LANCIS), UNAM, Mexico City, Wednesday, 4th September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Presentation on Multicriteria Mapping 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting of the Board of the MRC Antimicrobrial Resistance Project, Office of Health Economics, London
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentations for Multicriteria Mapping Taster Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentations for Multicriteria Mapping Taster Workshop
Talk sparked questions and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Progress, Innovation & Transformation: what are the practical implications of ways in which knowledges shape political action? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Progress, Innovation & Transformation: what are the practical implications of ways in which knowledges shape political action?, lecture for EU-SPRI Winter School, SPRU, Sussex University, 16th January 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Qualitative Research in policy making for and by science: opening up an obstructive dichotomy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to workshop of the ESRC National Centre for Research methods on 'The Value and Place of Qualitative Research in Science Policy-Making'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Rei(g)ning Back the Anthropocene 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to plenary panel discussion of the Stockholm Resilience Centre Conference Transformations 2015: People and Planet in the Anthropocene
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Researching Science Policy Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to seminar at the Centre of Science and Policy
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Resilience, Power and Politics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to workshop on Focusing the Evidence - Community Climate Change Resilience Practices
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Rethinking Society for the 21st Century: Where do we go from here? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, a major research-based report from with the International Panel for Social Progress (IPSP), publishes this summer from Cambridge University Press. Professor Johan Schot, Professor Andy Stirling and Dr Cian O'Donovan from SPRU have contributed to a cross-cutting theme of the report which examines the relationship between technology and social progress. Following this, a special IPSP edition of Technology's Stories has been launched (published by the Society for the History of Technology - SHOT), featuring new essays linked to the report's findings. These articles also consider how stories can help us to imagine a new society for the 21st century.
SPRU hosted a special event at the University of Sussex that brought together these authors to remark on their contributions to the IPSP and to ask 'what follows?' The international panel convened for the discussion included SPRU's Professor Schot and Professor Stirling, Professor Helga Nowotny (ETH Zurich and SPRU Advisory Group), Professor Judith Sutz and Professor Suzanne Moon. The panel addressed a diverse audience from around the university campus, including the 42 participants from the 2018 STEPS Summer School.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/newsandevents/2018/publications/ipsp-rethinking-society
 
Description STEPS Centre 'Pathways Methods': helping appreciate alternative pathways 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to conference session on Nexus Methods, ESRC Methods Festival, University of Bath
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description STEPS Methodology: to help appreciate alternative pathways 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to 'Masterclass on the STEPS Pathways Approach'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Science and Entitlement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Remarks to closing panel session, closing workshop of the SPICE, IAGP and CGG projects
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Science and precaution in the trading system 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contributions to panel discussion at Multi-stakeholder Forum hosted by Trans-Atlantic Consumer's Dialogue on 'the precautionary principle in TTIP: Trade barrier or essential for consumer protection?', Renaissance Hotel, Brussels
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Science, Transdisciplinarity, Democracy and Sustainability: key challenges in struggles for transformation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote conference presentations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Science, Transdisciplinarity, Sustainability and Transformation: some challenges in struggles pioneered in the work of the Copernicus Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Science, Transdisciplinarity, Sustainability and Transformation: some challenges in struggles pioneered in the work of the Copernicus Institute, seminar presentation at the Copernicus Institute, University of Utrecht, 9th July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Social Mirrors in Nuclear Imaginaries? reflections, refractions or reactions? presentation to workshop on New Nuclear Imaginaries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Social Mirrors in Nuclear Imaginaries? reflections, refractions or reactions? presentation to workshop on New Nuclear Imaginaries, Harvard Centre for the Environment, 6th April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Social Science of the Nexus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to EPSRC 'sandpit' workshop on The Water Energy Food Nexus
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Some Key Issues Around Knowledge and Power, workshop on Government Decision-Making under uncertainty? London School of Economics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Some Key Issues Around Knowledge and Power, workshop on Government Decision-Making under uncertainty? London School of Economics, Thursday 22nd March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Some reflections on responsible innovation, presentation to workshop on Responsible Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Some reflections on responsible innovation, presentation to workshop on Responsible Innovation, University College London, 19th September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Steering Directions for Emerging Technologies: beyond "risk, trust and public engagement" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 'Enabling the Next Industrial Revolution: systems innovation for green growth'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Steering towards sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Andy Stirling describes a new project aiming to help science and innovation serve global goals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainability and the Politics of Transformation, symposioum on 'What next for sustainable development? Our Common Future at thirty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Sustainability and the Politics of Transformation, symposioum on 'What next for sustainable development? Our Common Future at thirty', Moulin Wakefield, Wakefield, Quebec, Thursday 10th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sustainability, Democracy and Transformative Futuring: a STEPS pathways approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Sustainability, Democracy and Transformative Futuring: a STEPS pathways approach, presentation to the Summer School on Futuring for Sustainability, Urban Futures Studio, Utrecht University, 9th July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sustainability, Security & Transformation: emancipating care from fallacies of control, presentation to session on 'Aspects of Security in Managing Transitions to a Sustainable World' of conference on Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Sustainability, Security & Transformation: emancipating care from fallacies of control, presentation to session on 'Aspects of Security in Managing Transitions to a Sustainable World' of conference on Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures, World Social Science Forum, Fukuoka International Conference Centre, Wednesday 26th September 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sustainability, transformation and power: rebalancing expertise with democratic struggle 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In ways that are explored in the first and second blogpost in this three-part series, the recent workshop organised by the Africa Sustainability Hub (ASH) on the 'governance of transformations to sustainability', embodied in the spirit of its own discussions, some of the key driving values of sustainability itself: solidarity, ambition and hope.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Taking Sustainability Seriously: some key challenges in research for progressive transformation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Keynote presentation for conference of the Volkswagen Foundation on 'Sustainable Development Goals the Role of Research - a focus on coastal regions'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Case For Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to Debate on UK Nuclear Disarmament at the UCL Debating Society
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Knowledge Polics of Infrastructure, presentation to session on 'Infrastructure' of the American Association of Geographers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, The Knowledge Polics of Infrastructure, presentation to session on 'Infrastructure' of the American Association of Geographers, Hyatt Hotel, Boston, 5th April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The MASOS Report on Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The MASOS Report on Uncertainty, symposium at Clare College, University of Cambridge, 30th January 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description The MASOS Report on Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, The MASOS Report oin Uncertainty, symposium at Clare College, University of Cambridge, 30th January 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Multicriteria Mapping Method 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Inception workshop of the MRC Antimicrobiral Resistance Project, Office of Health Economics, London
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Multicriteria Mapping method, presentation to workshop of the the Relational Pathways out of Poverty Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, The Multicriteria Mapping method, presentation to workshop of the the Relational Pathways out of Poverty Project, Madras Institute for Development Studies, Tuesday 18th December 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Multiple Directions for Progress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to the conference of the STS authors for report of the International Panel on Social Progress, Herrenhausen Palace, Hannover
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Multiple Directions for Progress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to the conference of the STS authors for report of the International Panel on Social Progress
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Multiple Directions of Progress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Panel presentation to plenary of the SPRU 50th Anniversary Conference on Transforming Innovation, University of Sussex
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Multiple Directions of Social Progress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Panel presentation to first plenary session of the joint conference of the European Association for Social Studies of Science and Technology and the Society for the Social Studies of Science, Barcelona Conference Centre, Barcelona
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Nexus Network workshop on 'Transdisciplinary Methods for Developing Nexus Capabilities' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Nexus Network workshop on 'Transdisciplinary Methods for Developing Nexus Capabilities', was held at the University of Sussex, UK on 29-30 June 2015. The workshop took a critical look the research challenge in addressing nexus issues. In light of growing challenges in the just, equitable and sustainable global provision of water, food and energy and the complexity of the interactions between these vital systems (the challenges of 'the Nexus'), participants in the workshop were encouraged to consider the following key questions:
-What different kinds and interconnections of method in contrasting contexts, form the most practical basis for enabling transformative action to address Nexus challenges?
-How can such encompassing Nexus methodologies best enable academic, government, business and civil society actors to develop appropriate skills, training and research capabilities?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/events/transdisciplinary-methods-for-developing-nexus-capabilities-wo...
 
Description The Politics and Ethics of Impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to workshop of a National Science Foundation project on 'Evaluating Broader Impacts: state of the art' Carnegie Endowment, Washington DC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Politics of Green Transformations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Introductory presentation to parallel session of the Stockholm Resilience Centre Conference Transformations 2015: People and Planet in the Anthropocene
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The Politics of Uncertainty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opening talk to plenary kick-off session of conference on 'the politics of uncertainty'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Politics of Uncertainty: Practical Challenges for Transformative Action 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This international academic symposium, held at the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, explored the theme of uncertainty - the STEPS Centre's theme for 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Resource Nexus - Launching the Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The concept of the resource "nexus" has been hotly debated and is now widely adopted in research and policy circles as a powerful new way of understanding the relationships between multiple resources and their sustainable management at different scales. These include energy, water, food - and materials and land. This event launches the Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus. The main editor, Raimund Bleischwitz, and a Co-editor, Catalina Spataru, both at UCL, will present this fascinating new research perspective and talk through the handbook, which comes with 32 chapters structured along six parts and has been written by more than fifty authors. Cian O'Donovan, coordinator of the UK Nexus Network and Sussex University, will act as a discussant. A number of authors from the Routledge handbook will be present and join the discussion. Key topics include: what is the relevance of the nexus? What research areas are best addressed and how? What is in it for broader sustainability research and stakeholders on the SDG agenda?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.evensi.uk/resource-nexus-launching-routledge-handbook-room-225-floor/256484338
 
Description The SPRU Contribution to the GOST Project, Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, The SPRU Contribution to the GOST Project, Umweltforschungszentrum Leipzig, Leipzig, Thursday 28th February 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Social Process of 'Making Decisions': some neglected implications of power 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Opening plenary presentation to symposium of the British Ecological Society on Making a Difference in Conservation: improving links between ecological research, policy and practice, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Towards Opening Up Progressive Transformation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Closing presentation to workshop on Opening Up the Development Agenda
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Towards a More Convivial Politics of Incertitude 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Towards a More Convivial Politics of Incertitude, forthcoming February 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Towards a More Convivial Politics of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the last in a series of three blog posts by Andy Stirling about the theme of the STEPS Centre for 2019: Uncertainty.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Towards innovation democracy? participation, responsibility and precaution in innovation governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Opening presentation to conference on ' Science, Technology and Democracy: Scientific Citizenship and Governance'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Trade-offs and synergies between economic growth and sustainability? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, contribution to debate with R. Tol on Trade-offs and synergies between economic growth and sustainability? For Sussex Pluralist Economics Group, 5th December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Tranformative power and knowledge in energy governance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to international workshop on 'Towards a relational perspective on power and transformative agency', University of Amsterdam
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Transformations: Overview of a STEPS Approach 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Transformations: overview of a STEPS approach. lecture for converstatorio, Laboratorio Nacional de Ciencias de la Sostenibilidad LANCIS, UNAM, Mexico City, 29th November 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Transformations: overview of a STEPS approach, contributions to 'converstatorio' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Transformations: overview of a STEPS approach, contributions to 'converstatorio', Laboratorio Nacional de Ciencias de la Sostenibilidad (LANCIS), UNAM, Mexico City. Thursday, 5th September 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Transformations and the Pathways Approach, presentation to closing workshop of the Transformations to Sustainability Project, Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Transformations and the Pathways Approach, presentation to closing workshop of the Transformations to Sustainability Project, Nairobi, Kenya Monday 8th October 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Transformative Choices 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to conference on Energy Futures
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Transformative Responses to Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Short talk at small group meeting on Transformative Responses to Climate Change at Anthony Gormley Studios, London
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Transforming Innovation Workshop: Addressing Nexus Challenges With Radical Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Transforming Innovation Workshop: Addressing Nexus Challenges With Radical Change, 17th March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Transforming Power? Do Current Approaches to Energy Transitions Adequately Address the Real Depths of Incumbency? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Transforming Power? do current approaches to energy transitions adequately address the real depths of incumbency?, STS Programe lecture, jointly for the Center for Energy & Society at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, Monday, 16th November 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Trends in Participatory Practice in Europe 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Contributions to a seminar at the SPRIAL Research Centre, University of Liege, Liege
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description UCL Institute for Global Prosperity hosts Nexus Network event on transdisciplinary research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Organised by Cian O'Donovan, Becky Ayre and Andy Stirling, The IGP hosted a Nexus Network workshop on the capacity of research communities to deliver inter and transdisciplinary research. The workshop was an opportunity for those engaged in such research to explore and pilot innovative methods for evaluating their own researcher capabilities, and the capacities of their research networks.

Professor Henrietta Moore gave the welcoming address exploring questions of inter- and trans-disciplinarity as they relate to the nexus of food, water, energy and environment and linked these to the need for the co-design of more prosperous futures. Dr Davies spoke on the nature of the IGPs trans-disciplinary work in Marakwet Kenya.Participants in this workshop piloted a mixed-methods evaluation framework, developed and tested by researchers based at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, to assess their own research projects. This evaluative framework allows researchers to understand how the diversity of their collaborative transdisciplinary interactions has changed during the course of their project, and to measure and compare these changes for the organisational benefit of future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/igp/news/2018/may/igp-hosts-nexus-network-event-transdisciplinary-res...
 
Description Uncertainties About "Impacts": personal reflections from collective effort to make a difference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to conference on 'Uncertainty and Impact in the Researching of Science, Technology and Innovation'
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Uncertainties surround spent nuclear fuel disposal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Uncertainties surround spent nuclear fuel disposal - news article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Uncertainty, Interdisciplinarity and Politics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote conference presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Understanding entrenchment in technological systems: a deep incumbency complex? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Seminar presentation for the STEPS Centre, University of Sussex
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Understanding the intensity of UK commitments to new nuclear power 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact P. Johnstone, A. Stirling, Understanding the intensity of UK commitments to new nuclear power, seminar presentation to Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Sussex, 20th March 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Unpacking sustainabilities in socio-technical transitions. Solar photovoltaic and urban mobility experiments in India and Thailand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation by B. Ghosh to session of the International Sustainable Transitions conference on Strategic Niche Management experiments and trials
Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Unusual obstacles to acknowledging obsolescence around nuclear power. Presentation to symposium on the Fukushima disaster, seven years on 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Unusual obstacles to acknowledging obsolescence around nuclear power. Presentation to symposium on the Fukushima disaster, seven years on, House of Commons, Portcullis House London, Wednesday 14th March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Urban Nexuses: Interactions between water, energy and food provision for sustainable cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop participants took stock of what kind of plural understandings of 'urban nexuses' are emerging, produced by (partnerships between) activists, communities, think tanks, corporations, and multilateral organizations, natural scientists, humanities scholars and social scientists. Participants reflected on the contribution that different social science perspectives might make in understanding urban nexuses, and how social scientists might effectively participate in inter- and trans-disciplinary initiatives, and considered what kind of policy mechanisms and events might support the pursuit of the partnerships that may be required for developing new understandings. The workshop was structured around the following orienting questions:
1. What divergent framings and understandings of 'urban nexuses' are emerging and why are they important, in what ways and to whom?
2. What are the implications of these understandings and their foci for governance of nexus interactions by public, private and hybrid arrangements?
3. What implications do these understandings hold for political-economic action by, and for alliances between, civil society organizations, businesses and social movements striving for sustainability and justice?
4. What kind of relations (inter- and trans-disciplinary alliances, engagements with the material world) underpin the making of the emerging understandings of 'urban nexuses'?
5. What new inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches (and concepts) do we need to further understand interactions at 'urban nexuses', including the interdependent vulnerabilities associated with access to food, water and energy in cities?
 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/events/nexuses-of-the-urban-interactions-between-water-energy-and-foo...
 
Description Using the Multicriteria Mapping Tool, Relational Pathways Project Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, Using the Multicriteria Mapping Tool, Relational Pathways Project Workshop, African Centre for Technology Studies, Machakos, Kenya, 24th August 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Values and valuation workshop: improving decisions at the food, water, energy and environment nexus: values and valuation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The first Nexus Network workshop Improving decisions at the food, water, energy and environment nexus: values and valuation, led by Professor Ian Bateman from the University of East Anglia, was held on Friday 28 November 2014. The workshop brought together 50 people from government, the business sector and wider society together with researchers in this field to promote understanding and explore practical solutions to the challenges of decision making in this area.
The 50 workshop participants included policy representatives from Scottish Government, Welsh Government, Defra, DECC, Department of Health, Suffolk Council, Natural England and the Environment Agency; business people from Thames Water, Anglian Water, EDF Energy, Energy Technologies Institute; academics from a number of UK research institutions; research funders and practitioners from organisations including RSPB, Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust, London Wildlife Trust and the Forestry Commission. This balance of sectors enabled a good mix of views and ideas to inform the discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.thenexusnetwork.org/events/values-and-valuation-workshop/
 
Description WHICH WAY? WHO SAYS? WHY? QUESTIONS ON THE MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS OF SOCIAL PROGRESS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact For better or worse, science and technology are both deeply entangled in "social progress". This is the case equally in discourse and practise around the world. In areas such as health, wealth, energy, mobility, and communications, it is widely recognized that remarkable historical improvements- at least for some- all owe much to science and technology. However, it is equally important to acknowledge that not all consequences of research and innovation are positive. Nor do any benefits unfold automatically - especially if they are to be fairly distributed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.technologystories.org/which-way-who-says-why/
 
Description What can STS approaches help society learn from this pandemic? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact What can STS approaches help society learn from this pandemic?, presentation to online conference of the UK Association for Studies of Innovation, Science and Technology (ASSIST-UK), 18th June 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description What drives transformations to sustainability? Some reflections from recent discussions in Nairobi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In October 2019, the Africa Sustainability Hub at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi organised an unusually lively, thought-provoking and inspiring event tackling exactly these thorny questions. This first in a three-part series of blogposts reflects on some issues raised.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description What is the Point of Stakeholder Engagement? Opening up aims and interests in integrated assessment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to sebinar for the Mercator Foundation, Berlin
Presentation - To Share information, Stimulate thinking, Inform decision making. Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description What prospective policies for tackling the problem of antimicrobial resistance with diagnostics? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Coburn J., Bone F., Hopkins M. M., Mestre-Ferrandiz J. and Stirling A., What prospective policies for tackling the problem of antimicrobial resistance with diagnostics? Workshop on Medical Innovation (WOMI), Reykjavik, January 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description What prospective policies for tackling the problem of antimicrobial resistance with diagnostics? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Bone F., Coburn J., Hopkins M. M., Mestre-Ferrandiz J. and Stirling A., What prospective policies for tackling the problem of antimicrobial resistance with diagnostics? Workshop on Medical Innovation (WOMI), Reykjavik, January 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Why Uncertainty Requires a New Politics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is the fourth and last in a series of blog posts on the climate by STEPS co-director Andy Stirling, under the heading: 'Controlling a stable planetary climate - or caring for a complex changing Earth?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://steps-centre.org/blog/thriving-in-an-ever-changing-world-from-technocratic-control-to-emanci...
 
Description Why is the UK government so infatuated with nuclear power? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Against a worldwide background of declining fortunes for nuclear power, UK policy enthusiasm continues to intensify. Already pursuing one of the most ambitious nuclear new-build agendas in the world, Britain is seeking to buck 50 years of experience to develop an entirely new and untested design of small modular reactors (SMRs). In 2016, then energy and climate secretary, Amber Rudd, summed up the government's position: "Investing in nuclear is what this government is all about for the next 20 years."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2018/mar/29/why-is-uk-government-so-infatuated...
 
Description Why such persistent attachments to obsolescing nuclear power? talk to launch conference of the World Nuclear Industry Status Reort (WNISR) 2018, Royal Institute for International Affairs 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A. Stirling, P. Johnstone, Why such persistent attachments to obsolescing nuclear power? talk to launch conference of the World Nuclear Industry Status Reort (WNISR) 2018, Royal Institute for International Affairs, Chatham House, London, Tuesday 4th September 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018