Richard Hindmarsh was co-founder of the APSTSN, with Karen Cronin in 2008. He is (Snr.) Associate Professorat Griffith School of Environment, and Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. He has a PhD in STS (Griffith University, awarded 1995), and has also been an academic at the University of Queensland. His research field lies at the intersection of STS and environmental politics, policy, and governance. Also a keen nature and landscape photographer; he has published in numerous journals including Social Studies of Science, Nature, East Asian Science, Technology and Society, Environmental Politics, and Local Environment. Books include The Fukushima Effect: A New Geopolitical Terrain (Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society, NY, 2016: co-edited with Rebecca Priestley); Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi: Social, Political and Environmental Issues (Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society, NY, 2013); Genetic Suspects: Global Governance of Forensic DNA Profiling and Databasing (Cambridge University Press, UK, 2010: co-edited with Barbara Prainsack); and Edging Towards BioUtopia, University of Western Australia Press: 2008).
Richard currently holds two research grants:
- Rethinking the Public Inquiry on Science, Technology & Environmental Change (Australian Research Council Discovery Scheme) (2017-2019: project DP170101440)
- Towards More Effective Renewable Energy Transitions in Korea (Australia-Korea Foundation: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) (2016-2019: with Partner Investigator, and APSTSN member, Dr Hyomin Kim: Ulsan National Inst. of S&T, Korea)
Amy Fletcher is Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations at The University of Canterbury, and specialises in science, technology and environmental policy.
Prior to taking up a Lecturer position at Canterbury in 2000, she worked in the United States Congress as a legislative assistant on telecommunications and technology issues. She is an Associate Editor for Politics and Life Sciences Journal (Cambridge University Press) and an expert panel member with TechCast Global (based in Washington, DC). Her publications include Mendel’s Ark: Biotechnology and the Future of Extinction (Springer, 2014).
She is the lead academic on the recently launched Futures Studies Research Network at Canterbury, which focuses on interdisciplinary research related to anticipatory governance of emerging technologies. Her current research focuses on the social and policy implications of exponential technological change and the workforce.