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Reader in Sociology of Science, Technology and Development, Open University; Co-Director of Innogen, Internal Liaison and Administration
Development Policy and Practice
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Open University, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
Peter Robbins obtained a BSc in psychology from Guilford College (USA), followed by an MSc and PhD in sociology from the London School of Economics. After having taught sociology at the University of Reading, and in the Institute of Water & Environment at Cranfield University, Peter joined Development Policy and Practice (DPP) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (INNOGEN) in 2004.
Peter is an Innogen Deputy Co-Director and a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies and Genomics based at the Open University.
Huzair, F, Robbins, P (2012) ‘Human Life Science and Agricultural Biotechnology in Transition’ in Robbins, Peter & Huzair, Farah (eds), ‘Exploring Central and Eastern Europe's Biotechnology Landscape’, Springer, pp 1‑12
Robbins, P, Cook, G, Pieri, E (2004) ‘GM Scientists and the Politics of the Risk Society’ in Haugestad, AK and Wulfhorst, JD (eds), ‘Future as Fairness: Ecological Justice and Global Citizenship’, Rodopi
Tiberghien, J. E., Robbins, P, Tyrrel, S. F. (2011) ‘Reflexive Assessment of Practical and Holistic Sanitation Development Tools Using the Rural and Peri-Urban Case of Mexico’, Journal of Environmental Management 92 (3) 457‑471
Cook, G, Robbins, P, Pieri, E (2006) ‘Words of mass destruction: British newspaper coverage of the genetically modified food debate, expert and non-expert reactions’, Public Understanding of Science 15 (1) 5‑29