Dr Warren Pearce

Faculty Fellow at University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield

Dr Warren Pearce is a Faculty Fellow at the University of Sheffield Faculty of Social Sciences. He was previously Research Fellow on the University of Nottingham’s Making Science Public programme. His research focuses on the changing meanings of knowledge as it moves between science, publics and policymakers, and the political implications of such changing meanings. He has applied this research agenda across a range of significant contemporary case studies: climate change communication, the rise of randomised trials within UK evidence-based policy, the governance of GM insects and the implications of Responsible Research and Innovation for universities.

In 2016, he will commence Making Climate Social, a three-year ESRC Future Research Leaders fellowship investigating the implications of the social media revolution for the science and politics of climate change. Warren has published in a wide range of academic journals across the natural, social and health sciences such as Nature Climate Change, Policy Sciences, and BMC Trials.

Throughout his time at Nottingham, Warren has been committed to discussing and debating his research across a range of locations. He has been invited to speak about climate change communication at the U.S. Ambassador’s London residence, the Royal Society and the Tyndall Centre.

Warren has a PhD in Public Policy, a Masters in Public Policy and a Masters in Research Methods (University of Nottingham). He also has a BA in Geography and Politics (University of Sheffield). Warren is a member of the Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation, and a member of the inaugural Board of Science in Public, the international cross-disciplinary network focused on the relationship between science, technology and publics.