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Dr Sarah Hartley

Dr Sarah Hartley

Senior Lecturer in Management, Director of Postgraduate Research Students (Management Studies)

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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, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on genome-editing, and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council on 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.

Administrative responsibilities

  • Discipline Director of Postgraduate Research, Department of Science, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship
  • Member, University of Exeter Public Engagement Strategic Advisory Group
  • Member, University of Exeter Global Challenges Research Fund Strategy Group

Research interests

Addressing global and societal challenges with science and technology has become a significant priority for European and North American funding organisations and governments. My research focuses on science and technology governance as a means to address these challenges with a focus on the actors, ideas and institutions in innovation systems. I investigate two research themes through cases of controversial emerging biotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI) innovations: 1] factors that shape innovation trajectories and their impact; and 2] risk regulatory decisions as critical junctures in technology development and the tensions that exist between scientific excellence and efforts to open up risk decisions to a broader range of actors. I work in the UK, USA, Mali, Uganda, Australia, Norway, Brazil and Canada.

Research projects

Principle Investigator, The Wellcome Trust (2019) Talking about gene drive: An exploration of language to enable understanding and deliberation in Africa, Europe, North America and Australasia

Co-Investigator, UK Research and Innovation AI CDT Call (2018) Environmental Intelligence: AI & Data Science for Sustainable Futures, PI - Gavin Shaddick (Mathematics)

Principle Investigator, British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Call (2018) Co-developing risk assessment across disciplines and borders: Gene drive mosquito field trials in Uganda

Principle Investigator, British Academy Knowledge Frontiers Call (2017) Co-producing Knowledge Co-production across disciplines and borders: The case of gene drive mosquitoes in the UK and Mali.

Collaborator, Research Council of Norway Forskerprosjekt - SAMKUL (2017) ReWrite: New knowledge to navigate the rewriting of human/nature relations through genome editing in the search for sustainable food, PI - Fern Wickson (GenØk Center for Biosafety, Tromso, Norway),

PhD Supervision

Josep Pinyol From words to deeds, the impact of the political discourse on the circular economy on environmental policymaking. 2019. Funded through the ReTRaCE Marie Curie Training Network with ABIS (Academy of Business in Society) as an external collaborating partner

EPSRC and Dyson iCASE PhD studentship(2019) Ethics and AI: Understanding privacy in private spaces

Completed supervisions:

2014-2018       Dr Joanne Gardener, Drugs and the socioeconomic costs of an environmental conscience

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Books

Hartley S (eds)(2018). Science and the Politics of Openness Here be Monsters. Abstract.
Brunk CG, Hartley S (eds)(2012). Designer Animals Mapping the Issues in Animal Biotechnology., University of Toronto Press. Abstract.

Journal articles

Hartley S, McLeod C, Clifford M, Jewitt S, Ray C (2019). A retrospective analysis of responsible innovation for low-technology innovation in the Global South. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 6(2), 143-162. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Thizy D, Emerson C, Gibbs J, Hartley S, Kapiriri L, Lavery J, Lunshof J, Ramsey J, Shapiro J, Singh J, et al (2019). Guidance on stakeholder engagement practices to inform the development of area-wide vector control methods. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Full text. DOI.
Rosemann A, Balen A, Nerlich B, Hauskeller C, Sleeboom‐Faulkner M, Hartley S, Zhang X, Lee N (2019). Heritable Genome Editing in a Global Context: National and International Policy Challenges. Hastings Center Report, 49(3) Full text. DOI.
Hartley S, Thizy D, Ledingham K, Coulibaly M, Diabaté A, Dicko D, Diop S, Kayondo J, Namukwaya A, Nourou B, et al (2019). Knowledge engagement in gene drive research for malaria control. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Full text. DOI.
De Graeff N, Jongsma KR, Johnston J, Hartley S, Bredenoord AL (2019). The ethics of genome editing in non-human animals: a systematic review of reasons reported in the academic literature. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1772). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Ribeiro B, Hartley S, Nerlich B, Jaspal R (2018). Media coverage of the Zika crisis in Brazil: the construction of a ‘war’ frame that masked social and gender inequalities. Social Science & Medicine, 200, 137-144. Full text. DOI.
Pearce W, Hartley S, Helliwell R, O'Neill L (2018). Reply to Tagliabue. EMBO reports, 19(4), e45954-e45954. Full text. DOI.
Wickson F, Preston C, Binimelis R, Herrero A, Hartley S, Wynberg R, Wynne B (2017). Addressing Socio-Economic and Ethical Considerations in Biotechnology Governance: the Potential of a New Politics of Care. Food Ethics, 1(2), 193-199. Full text. DOI.
Hartley S, Pearce W, Taylor A (2017). Against the tide of depoliticisation: the politics of research governance. Policy & Politics, 45(3), 361-377. Full text. DOI.
Hyde R, Hartley S, Millar K (2017). 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, 72 (3), 472-505. Full text.
McLeod C, Hartley S (2017). Responsibility and Laboratory Animal Research Governance. Science, Technology, and Human Values Full text.
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. Full text. DOI.
Helliwell R, Hartley S, Pearce W, O'Neill L (2017). Why are NGOs sceptical of genome editing?. EMBO reports, 18(12), 2090-2093. Full text. 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. Full text. DOI.
Pearce W, Hartley S, Nerlich B (2016). Transparency: issues are not that simple. Nature, 531(7592), 35-35. Full text. 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. Full text. 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. Full text. 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


2019

Hartley S, McLeod C, Clifford M, Jewitt S, Ray C (2019). A retrospective analysis of responsible innovation for low-technology innovation in the Global South. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 6(2), 143-162. Abstract.  Full text. DOI.
Thizy D, Emerson C, Gibbs J, Hartley S, Kapiriri L, Lavery J, Lunshof J, Ramsey J, Shapiro J, Singh J, et al (2019). Guidance on stakeholder engagement practices to inform the development of area-wide vector control methods. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Full text. DOI.
Rosemann A, Balen A, Nerlich B, Hauskeller C, Sleeboom‐Faulkner M, Hartley S, Zhang X, Lee N (2019). Heritable Genome Editing in a Global Context: National and International Policy Challenges. Hastings Center Report, 49(3) Full text. DOI.
Hartley S, Thizy D, Ledingham K, Coulibaly M, Diabaté A, Dicko D, Diop S, Kayondo J, Namukwaya A, Nourou B, et al (2019). Knowledge engagement in gene drive research for malaria control. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Full text. DOI.
De Graeff N, Jongsma KR, Johnston J, Hartley S, Bredenoord AL (2019). The ethics of genome editing in non-human animals: a systematic review of reasons reported in the academic literature. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1772). Abstract.  Full text. DOI.

2018

Ribeiro B, Hartley S, Nerlich B, Jaspal R (2018). Media coverage of the Zika crisis in Brazil: the construction of a ‘war’ frame that masked social and gender inequalities. Social Science & Medicine, 200, 137-144. Full text. DOI.
Pearce W, Hartley S, Helliwell R, O'Neill L (2018). Reply to Tagliabue. EMBO reports, 19(4), e45954-e45954. Full text. DOI.
Hartley S (eds)(2018). Science and the Politics of Openness Here be Monsters. Abstract.

2017

Wickson F, Preston C, Binimelis R, Herrero A, Hartley S, Wynberg R, Wynne B (2017). Addressing Socio-Economic and Ethical Considerations in Biotechnology Governance: the Potential of a New Politics of Care. Food Ethics, 1(2), 193-199. Full text. DOI.
Hartley S, Pearce W, Taylor A (2017). Against the tide of depoliticisation: the politics of research governance. Policy & Politics, 45(3), 361-377. Full text. DOI.
Hyde R, Hartley S, Millar K (2017). 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, 72 (3), 472-505. Full text.
McLeod C, Hartley S (2017). Responsibility and Laboratory Animal Research Governance. Science, Technology, and Human Values Full text.
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. Full text. DOI.
Helliwell R, Hartley S, Pearce W, O'Neill L (2017). Why are NGOs sceptical of genome editing?. EMBO reports, 18(12), 2090-2093. Full text. DOI.

2016

Hartley S, Gillund F, van Hove L, Wickson F (2016). Essential Features of Responsible Governance of Agricultural Biotechnology. PLOS Biology, 14(5), e1002453-e1002453. Full text. 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. Full text. 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. Full text. 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. Full text. DOI.

2012

Brunk CG, Hartley S (eds)(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.

External positions

  • Member, International Advisory Panel, Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform, CSIRO, Australia
  • Member, UK BBSRC Working Group on Gene Drive
  • Chair, Maximising Impact Science Advisory Sub-Committee, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s federal agency responsible for scientific research

Teaching

University of Exeter, Research-Inspired Teaching Award for BEM3055 Ethics and Responsible Innovation, 2018

I lead, teach and support responsible innovation for the School of Biosciences’ Exeter iGEM Teams.

iGEM is an International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition held in Boston, USA for undergraduates where teams build and test biological systems in living cells and are evaluated on the societal impact of their work.

Visiting lecturer at the University of Oslo’s Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies. Taught: : Responsible Research and Innovation, 2017

Funding

Principle Investigator, University of Nottingham Science, Technology and Society Priority Group Award (2015) RRI tools for teaching responsible research and innovation

Modules

2018/19