Conor Douglas is the Project Leader for the SPIN project.
After completing his PhD at the University of York (in the Science and Technology Studies Unit within the Department of Sociology), he undertook interdisciplinary post-doctoral research at the University of British Columbia (Centre for Applied Ethics), VU University Medical Centre Amsterdam, and again at the University of British Columbia ( Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences). Following that, he received a limited-term Senior Lectureship in the Department of Technology and Society Studies at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Dr. Douglas' research explores the co-production between science/technology (particularly new genetic medical technologies) and society; patient and public participation in science and technological development (particularly in clinical trials, research studies, and pharmaceutical policy); governance of science and technology (particularly new genetic medical technologies); social and cultural factors constraining or enabling the translation – or development and deployment - of science and technologies; as well as global health & governance (particularly as it relates to new medical technologies).
He also sits on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Responsible Innovation.