Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement, Sheffield University
Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy
James Wilsdon is Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Sheffield University. Previously he was Professor of Science and Democracy at SPRU (Science & Technology Policy Research) at Sussex University and an Associate Fellow at NESTA.
From 2008-2011, he was the founding Director of the Science Policy Centre at the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science, where he oversaw major studies on topics such as geoengineering, food security, science diplomacy and the future of the UK science and innovation system. Prior to this, he spent seven years as Head of Science and Innovation at the think tank Demos, where his publications included The Atlas of Ideas (2007), China: the next science superpower? (2007), The Public Value of Science (2005) and See-through Science (2004).