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Dr Sarah Hartley

Dr Sarah Hartley

Senior Lecturer in Management

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+44 (0) 1392 723515

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Sarah Hartley joined the Business school in 2016 as Senior Lecturer in Management. Sarah is an interdisciplinary social scientist working closely with natural scientists, engineers, regulators and policy-makers. Her research and teaching revolves around the responsible governance of science, technology and innovation as it moves from the lab to commercialisation. She takes a qualitative methodological approach to understand the factors that shape the innovation process for emerging technologies, particularly the biotechnologies including GM insects, gene drive, and genome-editing. In addition, Sarah explores responsible research and innovation at a policy and institutional level. Sarah has advised the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology on GM insects and the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on genome-editing. She is currently collaborating with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to improve stakeholder engagement.

Sarah obtained a PhD in Politics and Environmental Studies with a specialisation in Public Policy from the University of Toronto in 2005. She has an MSc (distinction) in European Social Policy Analysis and a BSc (first class) in Environmental Management and Policy. After her PhD, Sarah took up a professional position at Genome British Columbia, a Canadian funding agency where she established an interdisciplinary social science research programme in genomics and engaged policy-makers, industry and other stakeholders to explore the role of genomics in addressing societal challenges. She has held positions at the Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham, Department of Political Science, Simon Fraser University, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia and Department of Political Science, University of Victoria.

Research clusters

Research interests

Sarah researches the responsible governance oftechnological solutions to global challenges. She explores efforts to open up governance through case studies involving global health, sustainable agriculture and food security, critically examine ways in which the trajectory of technology and innovation can be shaped by a broad range of actors, exploring the factors that facilitate or restrict these efforts in Europe, North America, Africa and South America. Her current projects examine the regulation and governance of 1] GM insects in the UK, US, Brazil and Africa in agriculture (as pest control tools) and human health (particularly in fighting dengue, malaria and zika); 2] plant genome-editing to address global challenges; 3] gene drive; and 4] human germline genome-editing. Sarah is also involved with projects developing tools and mechanisms for knowledge engagement in innovation development and governance more broadly.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Books

Brunk CG, Hartley S (2012). Designer Animals Mapping the Issues in Animal Biotechnology., University of Toronto Press. Abstract.

Journal articles

Wickson F, Preston CJ, Binimelis R, Herrero A, Hartley S, Wynberg R, Wynne B (In Press). Addressing Socio-economic and Ethical Considerations in Biotechnology Governance: the Potential of a New Politics of Care. Food Ethics
Hyde R, Hartley S, Millar K (In Press). European novel foods policy at a critical juncture: Drawing lessons for future Novel Food Regulation through a retrospective examination of Regulation EC 258/97. Food and Drug Law Journal
de Campos A, Hartley S, de Koning C, Lezaun J, Velho L (2017). Responsible innovation and political accountability: genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 4 (1), 5-23. DOI.
Hartley S, Pearce W, Taylor A (2016). Against the tide of depoliticisation: the politics of research governance. Policy & Politics DOI.
Hartley S, Gillund F, van Hove L, Wickson F (2016). Essential Features of Responsible Governance of Agricultural Biotechnology. PLOS Biology, 14(5), e1002453-e1002453. DOI.
Pearce W, Hartley S, Nerlich B (2016). Transparency: issues are not that simple. Nature, 531(7592), 35-35. DOI.
Macnaghten P, Owen R, Stilgoe J, Wynne B, Azevedo A, Campo ALSD, Chilvers J, Dagnino R, Giulio GD, Frow E, et al (2015). Inovação responsável através de fronteiras: tensões, paradoxos e possibilidades. Teoria e Pesquisa, 24(2), 18-24. DOI.
Hartley S (2015). Policy masquerading as science: an examination of non-state actor involvement in European risk assessment policy for genetically modified animals. Journal of European Public Policy, 23(2), 276-295. DOI.
Macnaghten PM, Owen RJ, Stilgoe J, Wynne B (2014). Responsible innovation across borders: tensions, paradoxes and possibilities. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 1(2), 191-199. DOI.
Hartley S, Millar KM (2014). The Challenges of Consulting the Public on Science Policy: Examining the Development of European Risk Assessment Policy for Genetically Modified Animals. Review of Policy Research, 31(6), 481-502. DOI.
Hartley S, Scott DN (2006). Out-of-bounds? Resisting discursive limits in the debate over food biotechnology. Canadian Review of Social Policy
Hartley S, skogstad G (2005). Regulating genetically modified crops and foods in Canada and the United Kingdom: Democratizing risk regulation. Canadian Public Administration/Administration publique du Canada, 48(3), 305-327. DOI.

Chapters

Hartley S (2016). The treatment of social and ethical concerns in policy responses to agricultural biotechnology: an historical analysis. In  (Ed) The intellectual property–regulatory complex: Overcoming barriers to innovation in agricultural genomics.
Brunk CG, Hartley S, Rodgers LC (2012). Focusing on the values in debates about animal biotechnology. In  (Ed) Designer animals: Mapping the issues in animal biotechnology.
Brunk C, Hartley S (2012). Issues of governance in animal biotechnology. In  (Ed) Designer animals: Mapping the issues in animal biotechnology.
Skogstad G, Hartley S (2007). Science and policy-making: the legitimation conundrum. In  (Ed) Public science in liberal democracy: the challenge to science and democracy.

Publications by year


In Press

Wickson F, Preston CJ, Binimelis R, Herrero A, Hartley S, Wynberg R, Wynne B (In Press). Addressing Socio-economic and Ethical Considerations in Biotechnology Governance: the Potential of a New Politics of Care. Food Ethics
Hyde R, Hartley S, Millar K (In Press). European novel foods policy at a critical juncture: Drawing lessons for future Novel Food Regulation through a retrospective examination of Regulation EC 258/97. Food and Drug Law Journal

2017

de Campos A, Hartley S, de Koning C, Lezaun J, Velho L (2017). Responsible innovation and political accountability: genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 4 (1), 5-23. DOI.

2016

Hartley S, Pearce W, Taylor A (2016). Against the tide of depoliticisation: the politics of research governance. Policy & Politics DOI.
Hartley S, Gillund F, van Hove L, Wickson F (2016). Essential Features of Responsible Governance of Agricultural Biotechnology. PLOS Biology, 14(5), e1002453-e1002453. DOI.
Hartley S (2016). The treatment of social and ethical concerns in policy responses to agricultural biotechnology: an historical analysis. In  (Ed) The intellectual property–regulatory complex: Overcoming barriers to innovation in agricultural genomics.
Pearce W, Hartley S, Nerlich B (2016). Transparency: issues are not that simple. Nature, 531(7592), 35-35. DOI.

2015

Macnaghten P, Owen R, Stilgoe J, Wynne B, Azevedo A, Campo ALSD, Chilvers J, Dagnino R, Giulio GD, Frow E, et al (2015). Inovação responsável através de fronteiras: tensões, paradoxos e possibilidades. Teoria e Pesquisa, 24(2), 18-24. DOI.
Hartley S (2015). Policy masquerading as science: an examination of non-state actor involvement in European risk assessment policy for genetically modified animals. Journal of European Public Policy, 23(2), 276-295. DOI.

2014

Macnaghten PM, Owen RJ, Stilgoe J, Wynne B (2014). Responsible innovation across borders: tensions, paradoxes and possibilities. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 1(2), 191-199. DOI.
Hartley S, Millar KM (2014). The Challenges of Consulting the Public on Science Policy: Examining the Development of European Risk Assessment Policy for Genetically Modified Animals. Review of Policy Research, 31(6), 481-502. DOI.

2012

Brunk CG, Hartley S (2012). Designer Animals Mapping the Issues in Animal Biotechnology., University of Toronto Press. Abstract.
Brunk CG, Hartley S, Rodgers LC (2012). Focusing on the values in debates about animal biotechnology. In  (Ed) Designer animals: Mapping the issues in animal biotechnology.
Brunk C, Hartley S (2012). Issues of governance in animal biotechnology. In  (Ed) Designer animals: Mapping the issues in animal biotechnology.

2007

Skogstad G, Hartley S (2007). Science and policy-making: the legitimation conundrum. In  (Ed) Public science in liberal democracy: the challenge to science and democracy.

2006

Hartley S, Scott DN (2006). Out-of-bounds? Resisting discursive limits in the debate over food biotechnology. Canadian Review of Social Policy

2005

Hartley S, skogstad G (2005). Regulating genetically modified crops and foods in Canada and the United Kingdom: Democratizing risk regulation. Canadian Public Administration/Administration publique du Canada, 48(3), 305-327. DOI.