Major Research Projects

  • ‘Technology and Health Information in the New Economy’, funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2004-8 (CDN$ 3 million)
  • ‘Presenting and Interpreting Health Risks and Benefits: The Role of the Internet’, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Innovative Health Technologies Programme, 2001-3
  • ‘From the Net to the Web and Beyond: Actors and Interests in the Construction of the Internet’, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Virtual Society? Programme, 1998-2000
  • ‘Parallel Divergence: Comparison of UK and US Central Government Networking Strategies’, funded by the Joint Committee of the ESRC and SERC, 1990-2
  • contribution to the IMAGINE project, University of Leiden, funded by ESPRIT, 1991 (my role was to outline the contribution social science theory had made to understanding cooperative work)
  • ‘The use of IT in public services’, funded by NAB, 1988-90
  • ‘Preliminary analysis of 1983 time budget data’, funded by the ESRC, 1984-5
  • ‘Role of patents in multinational corporations’ strategies for growth’, funded by the Institute for Research into Multinationals, 1982-4
  • ‘Innovation and international competitiveness of British industry’, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, 1980-2



  • European Commission, DG Research ‘Science & Society’, 2006
  • Advisor to EU-funded SIGIS research programme (Social Inclusion for Gender in the Information Society), 2002-3
  • CONVERGE Project, ‘Strategies and policies for systemic interaction and convergence in Europe’, TSER Programme/DGXII, European Commission, 2000
  • Health Education Authority, London, 1999
  • European Commission, DGIII, Brussels, 1993-4
  • UN Centre on Transnational Corporations, New York, 1991
  • Public Management Division, OECD, Paris, 1990
  • Technology Division, UNCTAD, Geneva, 1985 and 1990
  • Centre for Technology and Social Change, University of Wollongong, Australia, 1989
  • Department for Industrial Promotion, Consultations and Technology, UNIDO, Vienna, 1986-7
  • Committee on Women’s Employment, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, 1985
  • Global Learning Division, United Nations University, Tokyo, 1985


Scholarships, Honours and Awards

  • President, EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology), 2001-5
  • Fellow-in-Residence, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar, 1993-94 (invitation of the Dutch Royal Academy)
  • 1986 Quarterly Journal of Social Affairs Medal for J Gershuny et al, ‘Time Budgets: Preliminary Analyses of a National Survey’, Quarterly Journal of Social Affairs 2,1: 13-39
  • Grace Fairley Trafalgar Scholarship, McGill University, 1976
  • Ontario Scholarship, Government of Ontario, 1976


Membership of Editorial Boards

  • Health, Technology and Society, book series, (Palgrave-Macmillan), with Andrew Webster, 2004-cont.
  • Graduate Journal of Social Science, (London School of Economics/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) 2004-cont.
  • Technology and Ethics, A European Quest for Responsible Engineering, handbook prepared for European Ethics Network, 1998-99 (funded by European Commission, Socrates Programme)
  • European Guide to Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, 1999 (funded by European Commission, DGXII)
  • Informatisation and the Public Sector (Elsevier) 1991-4
  • PICT Policy Research Papers (sole editor) nos.1-8, 1988-9
  • McGill Journal of Political Economy, 1978-9