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.

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