May 2017 – September 2017The Energy Density of Buildings, funded by Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, £1.4k. [joint investigator with Andrew Jarvis supervising intern]
October 2013 – October 2014Inter-Protee, EPSRC, £25k. [co-investigator supervising Research Associate]
July 2013 – June 2014Mapping the Science of Geoengineering, funded by FASS and Department of Sociology, Lancaster University; & University College London, £6.4k. [principal investigator supervising two interns]
March 2012 – September 2012Knowledge Exchange for a Sustainable Local Foodscape in Manchester, Lancaster University FASS Knowledge Exchange Fellowship, £2.2k. [principal investigator supervising Research Associate]
November 2011 – January 2012Living in a Geoengineered World, Durham University, £7k. [co-investigator]
October 2010 – September 2014Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals (IAGP), funded by EPSRC/NERC, £60k to Sociology. [Associated Researcher supervising Research Associate Maialen Galarraga]
February 2008 – March 2010Facilitating Alternative Agro-Food Networks: Stakeholder Perspectives on Research Needs (FAAN), funded by EU. [Associated Researcher co-supervising Research Associate Katerina Psarikidou]
September 2006 – August 2009 Arenas for Risk Governance (ARGONA), funded by EU, £20k to Lancaster University. [principal investigator for UK, supervising Research Associate Larry Reynolds]
June 2006 – May 2008Comparison of Approaches to Risk Governance (CARGO, funded by EU, £11k to Lancaster University. [principal investigator for UK, supervising Research Associate Larry Reynolds]
May 2004 – April 2007 Participatory Governance and Institutional Innovation (PAGANINI), funded by EU, £112k to Lancaster University. [principal investigator for UK, supervising Research Associate Larry Reynolds]
July 2001 – September 2003Participation and the Dynamics of Social Positioning – the Case of Biotechnology. Images of Self and Others in Decision-Making Procedures (PARADYS), funded by EU, £110k to Lancaster University. [principal investigator for UK, supervising Research Associate Simon Pardoe]
October 2000 – June 2002:The Kendal Project: Patterns of the Sacred in Contemporary Society, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Paul Heelas & Linda Woodhead (Religious Studies), £87k. [co-investigator, supervising two RAs]
Selected other research leadership
2014-15: Co-organiser (with Bruno Latour and Olivier Michelon) of exhibition Anthropocene Monument with thirty artists, 3 October 2014 – 4 January 2015, at Les Abattoirs Museum of Contemporary Art, Toulouse, France.
2014: Co-organiser (with Bruno Latour) of colloquium Anthropocene Monument, 10-12 October, with 100 participants, at Les Abattoirs Museum of Contemporary Art, Toulouse, France.
2014: Organiser of session at Climate Engineering Conference 2014, IASS, Berlin, 18-21 August.
2014: Co-organiser of stream of three sessions at the conference Transfusion and Transformation: the Creative Potential of Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange, Durham University, 15-17 July.
2014: Co-organiser of workshop Risk, Innovation and Social Governance, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 3 July.
2013: Co-organiser of workshop Mapping the State of the Art in Geoengineering, London, 18 October.
2012: Lead organiser of workshop Political Geology: Stratigraphies of Power, Lancaster University, 21 June.
2009-10: Director of Experimentality, the 2009-10 Annual Research Programme of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), Lancaster University, exploring ideas and practices of experimentation in science and technology, the arts and wider culture. Funded by IAS, FASS, LUMS, Cesagen and CeMoRe. As well as other associated events, the main programme consisted of:
Five interdisciplinary workshops:
The Experimental Condition: Programme Launch (15-16 October 2009)
Experiment as Event in the Arts and Sciences (19-20 November 2009)
Experimental Subjects (14-15 January 2010)
Experimental Objects – at Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster (18-19 February 2010)
Experimentality in Nature: Evolution, Novelty, Reflexivity (25-26 March 2010)
Two international conferences:
The Experimental City – strand of FutureEverything festival/conference, Manchester (12-15 May 2010)
The Experimental Society – international conference with arts events and activist lab (7-9 July 2010)
Two public debates:
The City Debate: Manchester – The Experimental City? with 200 key Manchester actors in public, private and third sector, organised with FutureEverything, Manchester (14 May 2010)
The Experimental Society, organised with the Royal Society, Science and Democracy Network and Sciencewise-ERC, Southbank Centre, London (28 June 2010)
Experimentality Photography Exhibition, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster (13 January – 6 February 2010)
What Happens If … ?, Storey Gallery, Lancaster (30 January – 3 April 2010)
Experimentality: The Exhibition, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster (7 – 15 July 2010)
2003-09: Director of Centre for the Study of Environmental Change (CSEC).
2008: Co-organiser of workshop Futures: Time, Control and Insecurity, Lancaster University, 8-9 May
2008: Co-organiser of double session on ‘Global Heating’ at British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Social Worlds, Natural Worlds, University of Warwick 28-30 March
2008: Organiser of workshop Mixing Things Up: Science, Politics and Lay Knowledge, Lancaster, 19 March
2007: Co-organiser of workshop Environment, Capitalism and Resistance, Lancaster University, 25 October
2007: Co-organiser of workshop Will Wonders Never Cease, Lancaster, 8 June.
2006: Principle organiser of international colloquium Mapping the Bioeconomy: The Knowledge-Based Economy and the Biosciences, IAS, Lancaster University, 27-28 April with 53 participants.
2005: Principle organiser of international colloquium The Cultural Politics of the Global Knowledge Economy: Technology, Environment and Society, Lancaster University, 11-12 July with 50 participants.