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About Us

There are no environments or societies that have not been touched and changed by science and technology. The mission of the Institute for Science and Society (ISS) is to produce transdisciplinary studies of the intricate links between scientific research, technological innovation and the social and material worlds we live in. We aim to change how we understand science and technology and how we intervene in their making.

Beyond conducting innovative high-quality research, ISS is strongly committed to supporting postgraduate research students, early career researchers and to providing specialised training across the School of Sociology and Social Policy and other schools within the University of Nottingham.

The members of the institute have close connections to other University of Nottingham's researchers across the natural sciences, engineering, health sciences and veterinary sciences.

Institute for Science and Society

ISS Director

Visiting fellows

  • Dr Casper Bruun Jensen, 2022-2025
  • Dr Catherine Price, 2021-2023
  • Dr Andrea Ghelfi, Leverhulme Fellow, 2020-2022
  • Silvia Cristina Landa-Ávila, 2019
  • Álvaro Ramírez March, 2019

PhD researchers

  • Kathryn Brookfield
  • Natalia Ciecierska-Holmes
  • Nathan Dixon
  • Amy Gibbons 
  • Hannah Keding
  • Ashley Lewis
  • Renelle McGlacken
  • Kathleen Salter
  • Karolina Trdlicova
  • Sangarapillai Vahini
  • Judit Varga
  • Lola Vazquez Peraita
  • Kerou Zhang


Contact us

+44 (0)115 95 15230

Institute for Science and Society
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Law and Social Sciences
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD