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Department of Geography

Science in Practice

This is a new field for me, and very much one that has spun out of work conducted under The Waste of the World programme.

As part of that work I conducted a small scale ethnography of a university science laboratory where the work focuses on the immobilisation of radioactive wastes. In 2010 I worked on an EPSRC-funded project which brought together chemists, social scientists and a fashion designer. Currently (late 2011), again through EPSRC funding, I am spending time with a group of polymer chemists and one of their projects. At the same time, I have recently begun working with a group of physicists on a project which seeks to adopt participatory methodologies in relation to photovoltaic devices, in the UK and in Bangladesh. This project runs to 2014.

As this work is ‘in progress’, there are no publications on this work available as yet. Watch this space...