Science, Technology & Society

From genomics to synthetic biology, mining automation to renewable technologies, nanoparticles to whole-of-system digitisation, science and technology is changing the way we live and work. Our research on new and emerging technologies enables governments and industry to collaboratively develop economic, policy and regulatory frameworks that both harness opportunities and reflect society’s values.

As an interdisciplinary team of scholars, we undertake research on a range of issues regarding the regulation of innovative technologies in Australia and internationally. For example, researchers at the Centre for Policy Futures are investigating the emergence of ethical and regulatory divergences in the deployment of artificial intelligence across international borders, along with the impact of technologies on decision-making in the criminal justice system.

We also undertake collaborative research activities with CSIRO on the regulatory dimensions of synthetic biology, contributing to the understanding of national and international policy contexts in which emerging technologies exist.

Current projects include:

Genomics in Society: Policy & Ethics
CSIRO-UQ Responsible Innovation Collaboration
Queensland Genomics Health Alliance (QGHA)
Digital, Data and Society Network

    Dr Allison Fish
    Senior Research Fellow (CSIRO-UQ), Centre for Policy Futures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Dr Caitlin Curtis
    Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Futures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 

    Dr Amelia Radke
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Futures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 

    Dr Artem Anyschenko
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Futures, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences