Richard Hindmarsh is Professor of Environmental Politics and Policy and STS at School of Environment and Science, and Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. and was co-founder of the APSTSN, with Karen Cronin in 2008.
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).
His current major project is Rethinking the Public Inquiry on Science, Technology & Environmental Change (Australian Research Council Discovery Scheme) (2017-2019: project DP170101440)