Public Trust, Deliberative Engagement and Health Data Projects: Beyond Legal Provisions

Title: Public Trust, Deliberative Engagement and Health Data Projects: Beyond Legal Provisions Authors: Nishtha Bharti, Cian O’Donovan, Melanie Smallman, James Wilson Journal: Engaging Science, Technology, and Society Abstract In England, a new scheme for collating and sharing General Practice data has faced resistance from various quarters and has been deferred repeatedly. While insufficient communication and […]


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Capabilities for transdisciplinary research

Title: Capabilities for transdisciplinary research Authors: Cian O’Donovan, Ola Michalec and Josh Moon Journal: Research Evaluation Download full paper: https://keepfaking.it/articles/odonovan_et_al_2021_transdisciplinary_capabilities.pdf Abstract Problems framed as societal challenges have provided fresh impetus for transdisciplinary research. In response, funders have started programmes aimed at increasing transdisciplinary research capacity. However current programme evaluations do not adequately measure the skills […]


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The politics of robotics research

Title: What is robotics made of? The interdisciplinary politics of robotics research Authors: Ola Michalec, Cian O’Donovan and Mehdi Sobhani Journal: Humanities & Social Sciences Communications Download full paper: nature.com/articles/s41599-021-00737-6 Abstract: Under framings of grand challenges, robotics has been proposed as a solution to a wide range of societal issues such as road safety, ageing […]


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Technology and Human Capabilities in UK Makerspaces

Title: Technology and Human Capabilities in UK Makerspaces Authors: Cian O’Donovan and Adrian Smith Download full paper: 10.1080/19452829.2019.1704706 Abstract: The relationship between technology and human capabilities is an ambivalent one. The same technology can expand capabilities for some users under certain circumstances, whilst diminishing capabilities for others situated differently. In this paper we analyse human […]


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The emergence of innovation systems in new locations

Title: The emergence of innovation systems in new locations: theoretical explorations and an in-depth case study of wind energy technologies in Ireland, 1990-2014 (PhD Thesis) Author: Cian O’Donovan Download full thesis Summary: This thesis is about the processes of creating renewable electricity systems in new locations. Specifically it addresses the challenges and drivers of building-up […]


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