Peter Healey

University of Oxford

Peter Healey trained as a sociologist and researched on criminology and education before a spell working at the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Over the past thirty years he has developed and managed research programmes and networks on science and technology (S&T) and innovation policy for a variety of funders including the ESRC and the European Commission, initially through the Science Policy Support Group.  His interests are in science and technology governance, especially in relation to democratisation, S&T indicators, and international and distributional aspects of S&T.
Earlier, Healey engaged in the European Thematic Network Science, Technology and Governance in Europe (STAGE), the James Martin Institute (the predecessor to InSIS), the 10-country EU-funded project Researching Inequality through Science and Technology (ResIST) and the Climate Geoengineering Governance (CGG) research project. He is now working on the related Greenhouse Gas Removal Instruments & Policies Project (GRIP). Healey has been closely involved in the development of InSIS's new area of research Changing Ecologies of Knowledge and Action (CEKA).