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Dr Brett Edwards has a wide range of interests at the interface of technology, governance and security. He is currently involved in a number of projects examining the security implications of cutting-edge biotechnology, the governance of biological and chemical weapons as well as humanitarian intervention. He has also published on international responses to chemcial weapon use in Syria. Generally speaking, Dr Edwards adopts a qualatative and constructivist approach to his research. He is particularily intrested in the processes through which norms, values and authority are reproduced and contested, especially in the defintion of 'technical' problems.
Before holding his current post, Dr Edwards held a number of research and teaching positions. This included work on an ESRC funded project examning technology assessment in the context of the global prohibition regime directed at biological and chemcial weapons.
He also completed a Wellcome funded research fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in 2013. He has an interdisciplinary academic background in the natural and social sciences. His PhD involved a comparative case study of national approaches to addressing security challenges raised by 'synthetic biology'. Dr Edwards also holds a MA in biotechnological law and ethics.
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Newnes, L., Barzotto, M., Battarra, M., Brace, C., Branicki, L., Burke, R., Davidson, M., Dhokia, V., Edwards, B., Ehrhardt, B., Fai, F., Flynn, J., Giannikas, V., Hintermair, U., Kyprianou, A., Larkin, C., Lattanzio, S., Loukaides, E., McManus, M., Pearce, N., Shepherd, P., Shokrani Chaharsooghi, A., Tomlinson, P., Zhang, N., Carey, E., Ehrhardt, B., Garcia Lazaro, A. & Lattanzio, S.
1/09/21 → 28/02/25
Project: Research council
Edwards, B., 10 Feb 2019, Palgrave Pivot, Cham. 97 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book5 Citations (SciVal)
Edwards, B., 2019
Research output: Non-textual form › Web publication/site
Edwards, B. & Cacciatori, M., 3 Apr 2018, In: Contemporary Security Policy. 39, 2, p. 280-297 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Citations (SciVal)179 Downloads (Pure)
The Ethics and Governance of Dual-Use Synthetic Biology within the United States and the United Kingdom (2003 - 2012)Author: Edwards, B., 17 Sept 2014
Supervisor: Kelle, A. (Supervisor) & Hyde-Price, A. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis › PhDFile