Researcher

Dr Declan Liam Kuch

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Biography

I'm a Research Fellow in the School of Humanities at UNSW. As a sociologist of science and technology, my research is motivated by the problem of how to reconcile public values with economic democracy in an era characterized by environmental constraints and an obsession with innovation. My research covers climate change, energy policy and the social dimensions of the life sciences. My main role is as a co-leader of the Social Dimensions stream...view more

I'm a Research Fellow in the School of Humanities at UNSW. As a sociologist of science and technology, my research is motivated by the problem of how to reconcile public values with economic democracy in an era characterized by environmental constraints and an obsession with innovation. My research covers climate change, energy policy and the social dimensions of the life sciences. My main role is as a co-leader of the Social Dimensions stream of ARC Centre of Excellence in CBNS. I also co-ordinate the Outreach Committee. This means producing the Centre’s ‘Biomedical Futures’ events. I am currently researching the social, ethical and political dimensions of precision medicine.

I have also published widely on topics related to climate change policy and energy, including ‘The Rise and Fall of Carbon Emissions Trading’ (2015, Palgrave McMillan’s Energy and Environment Series edited by David Elliot). I have consulted to the Australian Council of Learned Academies on public engagement with technology.


My Expertise

  • Public engagement with science and technology
  • Precision medicine, biobanking
  • Renewable energy policy 
  • Carbon capture and storage/geosequestration 
  • Unconventional gas 
  • Carbon pricing
  • Platform cooperativism and the sharing economy
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