A/Prof. Sujatha Raman

Associate Professor Sujatha Raman is the Director of Research and Reader at Australia's Centre for Public Awareness of Science, ANU. Trained in science and technology studies (STS), she is exploring the contribution that science communication research and practice can make to science, technology and innovation in the public good. 

Raman was previously Co-Director of Research at the Institute for Science and Society (ISS), University of Nottingham (UK) and Director from 2016-18 of the Leverhulme Research Programme, “Making Science Public: Challenges and Opportunities”. In 2014-15, she was Visiting Scholar at the Center for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) and the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University.

With former Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb and the Crawford School of Public Policy, Raman co-convenes the 2019 ANU series of professional graduate workshops on Science, Technology and Public Policy for the Australian Public Service. In collaboration with the Australian Academy of Science, she is co-convening the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Australia Dialogue in 2019.

Raman is Co-Investigator and Australia case study lead in the “Talking about Gene Drive” research project (2019-2020) led by the University of Exeter (UK) with funding from the Wellcome Trust. She is Co-Investigator in EVAL-FARMS, a research project funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to investigate AMR in the UK farm environment. She collaborates on a research project funded by INGSA on evidence and energy policymaking in Nigeria.  

Raman is a member of the Science and Democracy Network (SDN) and the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). She leads CPAS’ partnership in the Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI). Her recent publications include Science and the Politics of Openness (co-edited, Manchester University Press, 2018) and papers in Palgrave Communications, Geoforum, Sociologia Ruralis, Environmental Science and Policy, Environmental Communication, Progress in Development Studies and Journal of Rural Studies.

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Major funding support

Australian Research Council