Associate Professor in Science and Technology Studies
Melanie Smallman is Associate Professor in Science and Technology Studies at UCL, Co-Director of the UCL Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation and a Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute.
Melanie’s research focuses on how responsibility and ethics is understood and enacted in the development of research and technology, and how these issues affect public perceptions and social acceptance of technologies. Specifically, she is interested in the role of technologies in increasing inequality, and how these wider social impacts can be taken account of in ethical frameworks.
Melanie previously ran the science policy and communication consultancy Think-Lab and spent eight years as an adviser to the UK Government. She is a former Fellow in Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School for Government and has a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from UCL.