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Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Aixa Alemán-Díaz works at the Copenhagen Business School. Her research focuses on the politics and policy of science, technology and innovation with an interest in the governance of emerging fields like nanotechnology. She has ample experience advising governments and international organizations on matters related to economic development and health. She holds BA and MPP degrees from the University of Chicago, and expects her PhD in the Autumn of 2022.


Uppsala University, Sweden

Stefan Arora-Jonsson is Professor of Organization at Uppsala University, Sweden. He has published on the role of institutionalized norms on the competitive behaviour of organizations, the diffusion of ideas and blame, and the identity work of political parties, and he currently devotes his time to questions of the organization of competition - in particular among schools and political parties. His earlier work is published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Sociological Theory and the Strategic Management Journal.


University of Montreal, Canada

Olivier Bégin-Caouette Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Comparative Higher Education at the Department of administration and foundations of education, at Université de Montréal. His research focuses on the interactions between higher education systems and political-economic structures, as well as on the internationalization of higher education. He is a founding member of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Research on Higher Education (LIRES), and an associate member of the Interuniversity Research Center on Science and Technology (CIRST).


Aarhus University, Denmark

Carter Bloch, PhD, is Professor and Center Director at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. His research spans a number of areas within research and innovation policy, including how funding influences research and research performance, innovation ecosystems, and public-private research collaboration. He currently leads the project “Promoting the socio-economic impact of research – the role of funding practices (PROSECON)” and participates in the Horizon2020 GLOBALINTO project on intangible assets.


Arizona State University, United States

Barry Bozeman is Regents’ Professor and Arizona Centennial Professor of Technology Policy and Public Management at Arizona State University, Phoenix AZ.  He conducts research on science policy and organization theory.  Recent books include Public Values Leadership (with Michael Crow, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021), and Strength in Numbers: The Science of Team Science (with Jan Youtie, Princeton University Press, 2019).  Bozeman is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Public Administration.


Uppsala University and Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research, Sweden

Nils Brunsson is Professor of Management and is affiliated with Uppsala University and with the Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (Score), Sweden. He has published numerous articles and authored, co-authored or edited thirty books in the field of management and organization studies. The list of books includes A World of Standards (2000), Mechanisms of Hope (2006), The Consequences of Decision-Making (2007), Meta-organizations (2008), Reform as Routine (2009), Decisions (2017), Organizing and Reorganizing Markets (2018), Organization outside Organizations (2019), and Competition. What it is and why it happens (2021).


Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany

Susanne Bührer works at Fraunhofer ISI since 1996. Before, she studied politics, sociology and history at the University of Stuttgart and completed her PhD at the University of Mannheim. Her specialized research fields include program evaluations, impact analysis (including societal impacts), the evaluation of institutional funding measures, gender and innovation, and responsible research and innovation. As a project manager, she has a wide range of experience working on and managing third-party-funded projects for national and international clients.


University of Bologna, Italy

Giliberto Capano is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Bologna, Italy. He specializes in public administration, public policy analysis, and comparative higher education. His research focuses on governance dynamics and performance in higher education and education, policy design and policy change, policy instruments’ impact, the social role of political science, the policy impact of Covid-19, and leadership as an embedded function of policy making. His recent books are: A modern Guide to Public Policy (co-edited with M. Howlett, Edward Elgar,  2020); Convergence and Diversity in the Governance of Higher Education (co-edited with D. Jarvis, Cambridge University Press, 2020). Trajectories of Governance: How states have shaped critical policy sectors in the Neoliberal Age (co-authored with J. Rayner, F. Toth, and A. Zito, Palgrave, 2022).


University College London, United Kingdom

Joanna Chataway is Head of Department for Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) at University College London (UCL). She is Principal Investigator of the ESRC-funded International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO).  Previously, she was Deputy Director of SPRU and Professor of Science and Technology Policy at SPRU, University of Sussex. She has also worked as the Director of the Health, Innovation and Science (IHS) research group at RAND Europe and Professor of Biotechnology and Development at the Open University.  She has expertise in the areas of science and technology policy, international development, health research and innovation policy and evaluation approaches and methodologies.


University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Josie Coburn is a doctoral researcher in science and technology policy studies investigating how and why biomedical research changes direction or remains on target,  funded by the ERC H2020 Serendipity in Research and Innovation (SIRI) project.  She also works on the Multicriteria Mapping (MCM) initiative and has an interest in opening up complex decision making including consideration of uncertainties.  She has a BA in Artificial Intelligence, an MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems and an MSc in Public Policies for Science, Technology and Innovation.


CSIC Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP), Spain

Laura Cruz-Castro is CSIC Senior Researcher at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) in Madrid (Spain). Her area of research is science and innovation policy. She has studied evaluation systems, research careers and the dynamics of research organisations. She is currently interested in the funding of research and its interaction with scientific careers, as well as in organisational characteristics fostering scientific innovations.


Uppsala University, Sweden

Peter Edlund is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden. His current work focuses on the organising of status and competition in and among public sector organisations, such as universities, nursing homes, and upper secondary schools. Edlund’s latest book is “Science Evaluation and Status Creation: Exploring the European Research Council’s Authority” (2020, Edward Elgar Publishing).


University of Kansas and National Bureau of Economic Research, United States

Donna K. Ginther is the Roy A. Roberts and Regents Distinguished Professor of Economics and the Director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas.  She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  She has studied the economic and scholarly impact of research funding on scientific careers as well as race and gender differences in research funding success.


University of Oslo, Norway

Magnus Gulbrandsen is Professor at TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo. His research addresses broad themes within science and innovation policy such as quality, impact and interaction between researchers and users, commercialization of research and internationalization. The main interest for him is how and under which conditions research-based knowledge is taken up and used in society. This is also the topic of the Oslo Institute for Research on the Impact of Science, an 8-year project that Gulbrandsen has led since its startup in 2016. He has published in leading scientific journals and worked with industry and policymakers.


University of Wuppertal, Germany

Thomas Heinze is Professor of Sociology and Director at the Inter­disciplinary Center for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) at the University of Wuppertal. He studied Sociology and Economics (Diploma 2000) and holds a PhD in Administrative Science (2005) and a habilitation in Sociology (2010). He was a guest professor at the following universities: Gothenburg (2013), Arizona State (2017), and Caltech (2018). His research interests include the emergence and diffusion of scientific breakthroughs, research organizations, theories of institutional change, and organizational theory.


Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Diana Hicks is Professor in the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology specializing in metrics for science and technology policy. She was the first author on the Leiden Manifesto for research metrics published in Nature, translated into 25 languages and awarded the 2016 Ziman award of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) for collaborative promotion of public interaction with science and technology. She co-chairs the biennial international Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy and was an editor of Research Evaluation. Prof. Hicks has also taught at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; SPRU, University of Sussex, and worked at NISTEP in Tokyo. In 2018 she was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


University of Hong Kong

Hugo Horta is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. His main topics of interest refer to academic research processes, outputs and outcomes (including research agendas), mobility and academic inbreeding, and career trajectories of PhD holders. He serves on the editorial/advisory boards of several international higher education and science policy journals.


University of Wuppertal, Germany

Arlette Jappe is Senior Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) at the University of Wuppertal. She studied Psychology at Free University Berlin (Diploma 2001) and holds a PhD in Sociology from Bielefeld University (2007). She was a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe (2001-2012) and has broad experience in science and innovation policy research. Her current research interests include research organizations and institutional renewal, higher education institutions, and the professionalization of bibliometrics.


University of Twente, Netherlands

Ben Jongbloed is Senior Research Associate in the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. He has worked at CHEPS for almost 30 years and published extensively on governance and resource allocation in higher education. Ben also teaches public policy and higher education economics in the University of Twente and Oslo University, and he regularly supervises students and PhD candidates working on their thesis. Ben has been involved in several national and international research projects for clients such as the European Commission, the OECD, and national ministries. Ben was part of the team that developed U-Multirank - an alternative to the existing global rankings in higher education. His recent work is on performance-based funding and embedding entrepreneurship and sustainability in higher education.


Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy, Republic of Korea

So Young Kim is an associate professor and the former head of the Graduate School of Science and Technology at KAIST in South Korea. As an academic and a public intellectual interested in high-stake issues at the interface of S&T and public policy, she has conducted large-scale S&T policy projects and served numerous committees providing S&T policy advice for the Korean government. Her work has been recognized by various awards including the National Assembly Award for the Contribution to S&T Policy.


Tampere University, Finland

Jussi Kivistö is Professor in the Higher Education Group, Faculty of Management and Business at Tampere University. His research focuses on higher education policy, management and funding. Dr Kivistö has led several development and evaluation projects related to higher education at national and international levels and served as a part-time consultant at the World Bank. Dr Kivistö has over 100 publications, mostly in the field of higher education research.


Aarhus University, Denmark

Alexander Kladakis, is PhD Fellow at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. He has a background in Sociology and is currently working on a dissertation that compares the career trajectories of elite researchers in Denmark and the UK. His research interests include the scientific workforce, career paths in academia, scientific elites, science funding and problem choice.


Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Quintin Kreth is a doctoral student in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Public Policy. His research examines scientific careers, training, and workplaces. He has particular interests in how research activities and related productivity varies across institutional settings in the United States, particularly among the less elite and lower-resourced.


Technical University Berlin, Germany

Grit Laudel is Senior Researcher in the Department of Sociology at the Technical University Berlin. She is a sociologist of science who investigates the influence of institutions on the conduct and content of research.


Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Benedetto Lepori obtained is PhD at the Faculty of Communication of the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano with a thesis on the Swiss research policy and is currently Titular Professor at the Institute of Communication and Public Policy of the same university. He is a recognized scholar in the field of research policy and higher education; among his major contributions have been the development of indicators for the analysis of public research funding and the development of the European Tertiary Education Register, the reference database of European higher education. He has published nearly 100 papers in leading international journals in the field, such as Research Policy, Organization Studies, Accounting, Organization and Society, Studies in Higher Education, Science and Public Policy.


University of Hong Kong

Huan Li is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. His main research interests include postgraduate education, the academic profession, academic entrepreneurship, and science and technology studies. Much of his current work aims to gain an in-depth understanding of factors influencing doctoral talents’ intended and actual career trajectories in Greater China.


University of Montreal, Canada

Emanuelle Maltais has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Laval University and a master’s degree in Educational Sciences from TELUQ University. She is a PhD candidate in Educational Sciences at Université de Montréal and her doctoral thesis focuses on the effects of research funding mechanisms on university research production. She is a student member of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Research on Higher Education (LIRES).


Old Dominion University, United States

Charles Mathies is Assistant Professor in the Higher Education and Community College Leadership program at Old Dominion University (USA). He also holds ancillary appointments at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research at the University of Jyväskylä and Tampere University in Finland. Dr Mathies’ research focuses on the role of global markets, politics, and infrastructures in the movement of knowledge, data, and people across borders.


Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Julia Melkers is Professor in the School of Public Policy and leads the ROCS lab (Research on Careers in Science) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Her funded research examines issues relevant to careers in science and engineering, from early to established career stages. Her interests are in the social and institutional factors that matter in career progression. As of August 2022 she will be Director of the Center for Organizational Research and Design (CORD) at Arizona State University.


University of Montreal, Canada

Silvia Mirlene Nakano Koga has a bachelor’s degree in Educational Sciences and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a PhD candidate in Educational Sciences at Université de Montréal and her doctoral thesis focuses on the analysis of research coordination in federal countries. She’s a student member of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Research on Higher Education (LIRES).


Aarhus University, Denmark

Irene Ramos-Vielba is Senior Researcher at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA), Aarhus University. With a background in Political Science and Sociology, she has worked in various research institutions and countries. Her research interests include science-society interconnections, research funding and the societal relevance of research. She has participated as an advisor/consultant for governmental agencies and as an expert on science and innovation policy for the European Commission.


CNR-IRCRES Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth – National Research Council, Italy

Emanuela Reale, is Research Director and currently Director of the Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth IRCRES CNR. Her main areas of interest are higher education policy, governance, R&D funding, STI indicators, research evaluation and impact assessment -with a special focus on SSH research.  Emanuela has been Principal Investigator in several national and European projects and Coordinator of EC tenders on transnational interdisciplinary academic research and government R&D funding. She published and is a referee in many international journals dealing with research policy, research evaluation and higher education studies.


Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

Professor of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology. Receive his professional engineer degree in electrical engineering from the University of Buenos Aires and PhD in Science and Technology Studies from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He specializes in the analysis and evaluation of science, technology and innovation policies in economic development, competitiveness and uses of science and technology to address special social or economic needs.


CSIC Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP), Spain

Luis Sanz-Menéndez is a CSIC Research Professor at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) in Madrid. He has also been involved in Science and Technology policymaking at the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology and Chaired the OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) between 2007 and 2015. His research relates to research and innovation policies including research funding, public research organisations and universities, academic careers and program evaluation.


AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria

Thomas Scherngell is Senior Scientist and head of the research group Innovation Dynamics & Modelling at the Center for Innovation Systems & Policy of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. He is also lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and holding a venia docendi (habilitation) in Economic Geography and Regional Science, received from WU in 2012. Before joining AIT in 2007, Thomas Scherngell was a full-time university assistant at the Department of Economic Geography and GIScience at WU (2002-2007). He also held a post-doc fellowship at the University of Macau, China (2012-2013).


Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany

Sarah Seus works at Fraunhofer ISI since 2014. Her work focuses on the evaluation of science and innovation policies where she is specifically interested in evaluating societal impacts of research and transition processes. She was the project manager of several evaluations of research programmes. She currently leads the RRI activities in the H2020-funded project “Shared Green Deal”. Sarah Seus studied political science in Germany (Catholic University of Eichstätt) and France (IEP Rennes / IEP Lille; MA in 2008).


Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Norway

Gunnar Sivertsen is Research Professor at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) in Oslo, Norway. Sivertsen contributes to research on research and to science-based innovation in the development of research evaluation, research funding, and the use of indicators. He has advised the development of the research evaluation and funding systems in several countries.


Aarhus University, Denmark

Mads P. Sørensen, PhD, is a Senior Researcher at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark. He has a background in History of Ideas and has specialised in meta-research, research integrity, and social theory. His current research interests include research integrity, key concepts/ideas in research policy, changing conditions of knowledge production, non-knowledge, risk society, and social theory. He is presently coordinating a large European project on research integrity: SOPs4RI, 


Aarhus University, Denmark

Duncan A. Thomas is Senior Researcher at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA), Aarhus University. He is interested in how excellence, quality and societal impacts of research interrelate with policy, funding, evaluation and organisational conditions. He has researched various fields, at small scales and national levels, explored instances of supranational, and multilateral cooperation, and studied massively collaborative global science, like CERN-LHC particle physics. He has also advised UK, European and USA industries, regulators and policymakers.


De Montfort University, United Kingdom

Dr. Inga Ulnicane is Senior Research Fellow at De Montfort University, UK. Her interdisciplinary expertise is in areas of science, technology and innovation politics, policy, and governance. Her publications focus on topics such as Artificial Intelligence, dual use, European integration in research and innovation, Grand societal challenges, and Responsible Research and Innovation. She has also prepared commissioned studies for the European Parliament and European Commission and contributed to a number of international projects including the Human Brain Project.


Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany

Rainer Walz is Deputy Director of Fraunhofer ISI and Head of the Competence Center Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems. He studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Freiburg and at Brock University, Canada. PhD and "habilitation" in economics. His research focuses on sustainability and innovation, environmental and natural resources policy, dynamics and competitiveness in green markets, the interaction between economic development, globalization and the environment, and the analysis of impacts of new technologies.


Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Richard Woolley is a sociologist working at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) in Valencia, Spain.


University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Ohid Yaqub works on research policy and biomedical innovation. In previous work, he has examined the rate and direction of vaccine innovation. His current focus is on the desirability and feasibility targeting research, and the idea of serendipity in research. Neglected diseases caught his attention in the 1990s, after which he studied for a BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc and PhD in Science Policy.

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