Dr Josephine Anne Stein
Josephine Stein is an independent researcher working and living in London. Formerly she was the Principal Research Fellow in Innovation Studies at the University of East London. Her main research interests are concerned with the interplay between science, technology and democracy, including global knowledge dynamics; science, international relations and security; expert-lay interactions in S&T-related civic affairs; computer ethics; and sustainable technological innovation. She holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, where she was also a Departmental Instructor. Other experience includes working as a cryogenic/aerospace engineer designing cooling systems for spaceborne sensors at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and working at the General Atomic Company in San Diego on nuclear power engineering/design. Her career in S&T policy analysis has included working for the US Congress, with the European Commission, at the Royal Society and in academia, and she has provided consultancy for the OECD and various national and international S&T organisations. She has directed numerous studies for the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the National Science Foundation (USA). She has lectured, given academic talks and briefings to policymakers in sixteen countries, and has published in half a dozen languages. She has written, co-edited or contributed to fifteen books and has published numerous reports, academic and conference papers and shorter works for the popular press. She was the guest editor of the December 2002 issue of Science and Public Policy on “Globalisation, science, technology and policy” and is the European Editor of World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development.
J.A. Stein and A. Ahmed, Global Partnerships in Science and Technology: The European Union as a model of international cooperation, in “Global Partnership for Sustainable Development: The Role of Academic Institutions and Societies in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals”, A. Ahmed and D. Newton, Editors, Emerald, Bradford, UK, pp. 73-84, ISBN 0-903622-99-8, 2005.
J.A. Stein, “Is there a European Knowledge System?”, in S. Borrás (editor), special issue of “Science and Public Policy”on a European System of Innovation, Vol. 31, No. 6, pages 435-447, December 2004.
A. Ahmed and J.A. Stein, “Science, Technology and Sustainable Development: A world review”, World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 5-24, June 2004
J.A. Stein, Science, technology and European foreign policy: European integration, global interaction, in J.A. Stein (editor), special issue of “Science and Public Policy”on Globalisation, science, technology and policy, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp 463-477, December 2002.
J.A. Stein, Openness in Scientific Advisory Committees, (also published in French, German and Spanish), “The IPTS Report”, The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Sevilla, Spain, Vol. 39, November 1999.
(extracted from http://www.ifz.tugraz.at/ias/IAS-STS/Fellows-and-Alumni/Alumni/Josephine-Anne-Stein )