Current committee


This position is presently vacant. It is expected the Co-convenor, in consultation with the country representatives, will call for nominations in the near future.


darrin-durantDr Darrin Durant is a Lecturer in the School of Philosophical and Historical Studies at Melbourne University. Dr Durant’s research focuses on disputes between experts and publics, and he has published widely on controversies involving nuclear waste management, nuclear power, public policy about energy options, and more recently is investigating climate change policy-making. His general approach asks questions about the different contributions made and roles played by experts and lay publics. Recent (2015) publications include:
– Durant, D. ‘Simulative Politics: the case of nuclear waste disposal.’ Environmental Politics 24(3) 2015: 442-460.
– Durant, D. ‘The Undead Linear Model of Expertise.’ In Michael Heazle and John Kane (eds.), Policy Legitimacy, Science and Political Authority: Knowledge and action in liberal democracies (NY: Routledge Press, 2015), 17-38.
– Durant, D. ‘Collins on Experts: Gangnam Style STS’. Metascience (2015) DOI 10.1007/s11016-015-0025-x

Country representatives

  • Australia – Professor Sushila Chang, Dean Academic of the Sciences Group, Griffith University, Australia
  • China – Professor Cai Zhong
  • Hong Kong – Gonçalo Santos
  • India – Dr Anup Kumar Das, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Indigenous – vacant
  • Indonesia – Jap Tji Beng
  • Japan – Mai Suzuki
  • New Zealand – A/Prof Amy Fletcher, University of Canterbury
  • Philippines – Dr Rey Tiquia, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
  • Taiwan – Yi-Tze Lee
  • Singapore – A/Prof Sulfikar Amir, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

Other portfolios

Newsletter editor

anup-kumar-dasDr Anup Kumar Das, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University