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Research interests

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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Projects 2017 2017

Volkawagen Foundation Travel Grant

Edwards, B.

13/10/1716/10/17

Project: Research-related funding

S.B 7.0 Biosecurity Fellowship

Edwards, B.

12/06/1716/06/17

Project: Research-related funding

Research Output 2012 2019

Technology Security and Ethics Research Group Website and invited blog series

Edwards, B., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Resilience, Security and Defence

Edwards, B., 2018, Handook on Defence Studies. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

The politics of international chemical weapon justice: The case of Syria, 2011-2017

Edwards, B. & Cacciatori, M., 3 Apr 2018, In : Contemporary Security Policy. 39, 2, p. 280-297 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
chemical weapon
Syria
justice
politics
disarmament
13 Citations (Scopus)

Point of View: A transatlantic perspective on 20 emerging issues in biological engineering

Edwards, B. & et al, N. V., 14 Nov 2017, In : eLife. 6, e30247.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bioengineering
Administrative Personnel
Agriculture
Research Personnel
Health

Thesis

The Ethics and Governance of Dual-Use Synthetic Biology within the United States and the United Kingdom (2003 - 2012)

Author: Edwards, B., 17 Sep 2014

Supervisor: Kelle, A. (Supervisor) & Hyde-Price, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

File

“How many divisions has he got?” The Holy See’s soft power on the US Wars in Iraq, 1991 & 2003

Author: Cahill, L., 19 Jun 2019

Supervisor: Edwards, B. (Supervisor) & Thomas, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD