Director for Business Development and Research, Department of Economics, International Business and Operations Management, Anglia Ruskin University
Professor Ruth McNally is a Professor in Innovation and Technology Management and the Department Director for Business Development and Research in the Department of Economics, International Business and Operations Management at Lord Ashcroft International Business School. She is also a Senior Research Fellow and Co-Investigator on the EPSRC Project Catalyst, at Lancaster University.
Prior to joining Anglia Ruskin University in September 2012, Professor McNally was a Senior Research Fellow at the ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen), at Cardiff and then Lancaster University. Before returning to academia to work at Brunel University, she was Director of Bio-Information (International) Limited, and consultant to Derwent World Patents Index on indexing sequence information for GeneSeq. She is an editorial board member of New Genetics and Society and Life Sciences, Society and Policy (formerly Genomics, Society and Policy).
Professor McNally has a BSc Hons in Genetics, a MA in Socio-Legal Studies and a PhD in Science and Technology Studies. Her specialist area is innovation in the biosciences and biotechnologies, and my expertise is in social analyses of forensic genomics, next generation sequencing for genomics, proteomics, data standards, animal genetic engineering, bio-patenting, environmental regulation of genetically modified organisms, data standards, and eugenic abortion. She is co-developer of PROTEE, a reflexive STS-informed project management tool.
She has published four books including Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Profiling. Co-authored with Mike Lynch, Simon Cole and Kathleen Jordan, 'Truth Machine' was winner of the 2011 Distinguished Publication Award by the Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section of the American Sociological Association.