Innovation-environment interactions

Innovative technologies generally have a range of complex interactions with the natural environment, both positive and negative, as perceived by different societal actors. They can provide more environmentally sustainable systems and improve the quality of life. Achieving the desired benefits while minimising the negative aspects requires an integrated and inclusive analytical approach. Innogen conducts in-depth, rigorous research into these innovation-environment interactions to support the delivery of optimal environmental outcomes from the introduction of innovative technologies.

Projects

The role of social sciences in innovation

18 November 2019

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the Innogen Institute brought together social science researchers and scientists from the Roslin Institute and the Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology (SynthSys) at the University of Edinburgh for a free public event exploring the opportunities arising from the latest genetic technologies and the regulatory issues they are facing.

Rapid diagnostic tests are no panacea for tackling antimicrobial resistance

5 November 2020

Innogen members Ann Bruce and Katie Adam have co-authored a paper as part of the Diagnostic Innovation and Livestock (DIAL) project team, in collaboration with the University of Exeter and Bristol Veterinary School. This new publication explores the potential role of rapid or point-of-care diagnostic tests for farm animals in supporting decisions about antimicrobial use in livestock.

Engineering and Development

19 March 2020

Innogen researchers, Peter Robbins and David Wield have edited a Special Issue of the Journal of International Development entitled ‘The global and the local in engineering and international development’

Meet our Researchers: Dr Mark Lamont

9 September 2020

Dr Mark Lamont, Lecturer in International Development at The School of Social Sciences & Global Studies Development, The Open University, joined Innogen in June 2020. After completing his PhD in Social Anthropology at The University of Edinburgh, he has worked at The University of Victoria, Canada; Goldsmiths, The University of London; and The British Institute in Eastern Africa. He is currently working on research projects in Kenya that promote sustainable community development and resilience. In this Q&A he highlights the need to redesign the application of social science research to address global challenges and growing inequalities.

Meet our Researchers: Dr Katie Adam

20 February 2020

We speak with Dr Katie Adam, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on interdisciplinary animal health projects. She trained as a veterinary surgeon at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and holds a master’s degree in Aquatic Medicine from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. Before joining Innogen, she worked in clinical veterinary practice and as a field epidemiologist, researching endemic animal diseases.