Professor Brian Wynne

Emeritus Professor

Profile

Brian Wynne is Professor of Science Studies at CSEC and at the ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen).

His education includes MA (Natural Sciences, Cambridge 1968), PhD (Materials Science, Cambridge 1971), MPhil (Sociology of Science, Edinburgh 1977). His work has covered technology and risk assessment, public risk perceptions, and public understanding of science, focusing on the relations between expert and lay knowledge and policy decision-making. He was an Inaugural Member of the Management Board and Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, (EEA), (1994-2000) and a Special Adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee Inquiry into Science and Society, (March 2000). He is also a member of the London Royal Society's Committee on Science in Society.

Observations and reflexivity: responsibilising interdisciplinarity and integration
Gunnarsdottir, K., Dijk, N.v., Wynne, B., Gutwirth, S., Hildebrandt, M. 05/2015 Lancaster University. 6 p.
Commissioned report

Can policy be risk-based?: the cultural theory of risk and the case of livestock disease containment
Duckett, D., Wynne, B., Christley, R.M., Heathwaite, L., Mort, M., Austin, Z., Wastling, J.M., Latham, S., Alcock, R., Haygarth, P. 2015 In: Sociologica Ruralis. 21 p.
Journal article

Responsible innovation across borders: tensions, paradoxes and possibilities
MacNaghten, P., Owen, R., Stilgoe, J., Wynne, B., Azevedo, A., de Campos, A., Chilvers, J., Dagnino, R., di Giulio, G., Frow, E., Garvey, B., Groves, C., Hartley, S., Knobel, M., Kobayashi, M., Lehtonen, M., Lezaun, J., Mello, L., Monteiro, M., Pamplona da Costa, J., Rigolin, C., Rondani, B., Staykova, M., Taddei, R., Till, C., Tyfield, D., Wilford, S., Velho, L. 2014 In: Journal of Responsible Innovation. 1, 2, p. 191-199. 9 p.
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Wrong, but useful: negotiating uncertainty in infectious disease modelling
Christley, R., Mort, M., Wynne, B., Wastling, J., Heathwaite, L., Pickup, R., Austin, Z., Latham, S. 16/10/2013 In: PLoS ONE. 8, 10, 13 p.
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Science, Scientism and Imaginaries of Publics in the UK: Passive Objects, Incipient Threats
Welsh, I., Wynne, B. 09/2013 In: Science as Culture. 22, 4, p. 540-566. 27 p.
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Barcoding nature: shifting cultures of taxonomy in an age of biodiversity loss
Waterton, C., Ellis, R., Wynne, B. 2013 London : Routledge. 248 p. ISBN: 9780415554794 .
Book

Working paper on EPINET's formal and informal assessment methodologies: disciplinarity and value commitments
Gunnarsdottir, K., Dijk, N.v., Gutwirth, S., Hildebrandt, M., Wynne, B. 12/2012 Lancaster University. 23 p.
Commissioned report

Ethics of science for policy in the environmental governance of biotechnology: MON810 maize in Europe
Wickson, F., Wynne, B. 10/2012 In: Ethics, Policy and Environment. 15, 3, p. 321-340. 20 p.
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Policy, practice and decision making for zoonotic disease management: water and cryptosporidium
Austin, Z., Alcock, R., Christley, R., Haygarth, P., Heathwaite, L., Latham, S., Mort, M., Oliver, D., Pickup, R., Wastling, J.M., Wynne, B. 04/2012 In: Environment International. 40, n/a, p. 70-78. 9 p.
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The Anglerfish Deception:The light of proposed reform in the regulation of GM crops hides underlying problems in EU science and governance: The light of proposed reform in the regulation of GM crops hides underlying problems in EU science and governance
Wickson, F., Wynne, B. 02/2012 In: EMBO Reports. 13 , 2, p. 100-105. 6 p.
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Uncertainties in the governance of animal disease: an interdisciplinary framework for analysis
Fish, R., Austin, Z., Christley, R., Haygarth, P.M., Heathwaite, A.L., Heathwaite, L.A., Latham, S., Medd, W., Mort, M., Oliver, D.M., Pickup, R., Wastling, J.M., Wynne, B. 27/09/2011 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 366, 1573, p. 2023-2034. 12 p.
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Biotagging Manchester: interdisciplinary exploration of biodiversity
Nold, C., Tweddle, J., Ellis, R., Hemment, D., Wynne, B. 01/2011 In: Leonardo. 44, 1
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Participatory mass observation and citizen science.
Hemment, D., Ellis, R., Wynne, B. 01/2011 In: Leonardo. 44, 1, p. 62-63. 2 p.
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Social imaginaries and ethical issues in deliberative processes: introduction and summary of results
Gunnarsdottir, K., Mackenzie, A., Wynne, B. 2011 Lancaster University. 22 p.
Commissioned report

Social imaginaries and ethical issues in deliberative processes: biometrics; digital globes; body and mind enhancement (3 reports).
Gunnarsdottir, K., Mackenzie, A., Wynne, B. 2011 Lancaster University.
Commissioned report

Strange Weather, Again: Climate Science as Political Art
Wynne, B. 2010 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 27, 2-3, p. 289-305. 17 p.
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Taxonomy, biodiversity and their publics in twenty-first-century DNA barcoding
Ellis, R., Waterton, C., Wynne, B. 2010 In: Public Understanding of Science. 19, 4, p. 497-512. 16 p.
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Plant sciences and the public good.
Stengel, K., Taylor, J.E., Waterton, C., Wynne, B. 05/2009 In: Science, Technology, and Human Values. 34, 3, p. 289-312. 24 p.
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Public participation in science and technology: Performing and Obscuring a Political-Conceptual Category Mistake
Wynne, B. 12/2008 In: East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal. 1, 1, p. 99-110. 12 p.
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Elephants in the room where publics encounter "science"?: A response to Darrin Durant "Accounting for expertise: Wynne and the automony of the lay public"
Wynne, B. 01/2008 In: Public Understanding of Science. 17, 1, p. 21-33. 13 p.
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Risky delusions: misunderstanding science and misperforming publics in the GE crops issue
Wynne, B. 2007 In: Genetically engineered crops. New York : Haworth Food & Agricultural Products ISBN: 9781560229889.
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Taking European knowledge seriously: report of the expert group on science and governance to the science, economy and society directorate, directorate-general for research, European Commission
Wynne, B., Felt, U. 2007 European Commission.
Commissioned report

Public engagement as means of restoring trust in science? Hitting the notes, but missing the music.
Wynne, B.E. 05/2006 In: Community Genetics. 9, 3, p. 211-220. 10 p.
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Afterward
Wynne, B., Kearnes, M., Macnaghten, P. 2006
Foreword/postscript

GMOs and sustainability: contested visions, routes and drivers
Wynne, B., Coff, C., Kamara, M. 2006 Danish Council of Ethics.
Commissioned report

Nanotechnology, Governance, and Public Deliberation: What Role for the Social Sciences?
Macnaghten, P., Kearnes, M.B., Wynne, B. 12/2005 In: Science Communication. 27, 2, p. 268-291. 24 p.
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Reflexing complexity: post-genomic knowledge and reductionist returns in public science.
Wynne, B. 1/10/2005 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 22, 5, p. 67-94. 28 p.
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Adjudicating the GM Food Wars: Science, Risk, and Democracy in World Trade Law.
Wynne, B.E., Winickoff, D., Jasanoff, S., Busch, L., Grove-White, R.B. 2005 In: Yale Journal of International Law. 30, 1 Wint, p. 81-123. 43 p.
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The public value of science: or how to ensure that science really matters
Wilsdon, J., Stilgoe, J., Wynne, B. 2005 London : DEMOS. 67 p. ISBN: 9781841801513.
Book

Introduction: science, citizenship and globalisation.
Wynne, B.E. 12/2004 In: Science and citizens : globalization and the challenge of engagement.. London : Zed Books p. 1-12. 12 p. ISBN: 1842775502 (hbk.). 1842775510 (pbk.).
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Risk at global discourse: framing issues and subjects.
Wynne, B.E. 12/2004 In: Science and citizens : globalization and the challenge of engagement.. London : Zed Books p. 87-112. 26 p. ISBN: 1842775502 (hbk.). 1842775510 (pbk.).
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In the eye of the hurricane: knowledge and social order in the European Environment Agency
Waterton, C., Wynne, B. 2004 In: States of knowledge. London : Routledge p. 87-108. 22 p. ISBN: 9780415333610.
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Knowledge and Political Order in the European Environment Agency.
Waterton, C., Wynne, B. 2004 In: States of Knowledge: the co-production of science and social order. London : Routledge p. 87-108. 22 p. ISBN: 041533361X.
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May the sheep safely graze? A reflexive view of the expert-lay knowledge divide.
Wynne, B.E. 2004 In: Risk, environment and modernity: towards a new ecology [Brazilian translation of a book previously published in 1996]. Sage
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Societal aspects of anotechnology: misunderstanding nanoscience?
Wynne, B.E. 2004 In: Proceedings of the EuroNano Forum. p. 20-21. 2 p.
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Seasick on the Third Wave? Subverting the hegemony of propositionalism.
Wynne, B. 1/06/2003 In: Social Studies of Science. 33, 3, p. 401-417. 17 p.
Journal article

Risk and Environment as Legitimatory Discourses of Technology: reflexivity inside-out.
Wynne, B. 1/05/2002 In: Current Sociology. 50, 3, p. 459-477. 19 p.
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Creating Public Alienation: discourses of risk and ethics on GMO's.
Wynne, B. 12/2001 In: Science as Culture. 10, 4, p. 445-481. 37 p.
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Scientists reflect on science : scientists' perspectives on contemporary science and environmental policy.
Waterton, C., Wynne, B.E., Grove-White, R.B., Mansfield, T. 2001 Lancaster : University of Lancaster, 41 p.
Working paper

Wising up : the public and new technologies.
Grove-White, R., Macnaghten, P., Wynne, B. 2000 Lancaster : Lancaster University: Centre for the Study of Environmental Change
Working paper

Risk communication, public participation and the Seveso II directive.
Walker, G.P., Simmons, P., Irwin, A., Wynne, B.E. 1/03/1999 In: Journal of Hazardous Materials. 65, 1-2, p. 179-190. 12 p.
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Can focus groups access community views?
Waterton, C., Wynne, B. 1998 In: Developing focus group research. London : Sage p. 127-143. 17 p. ISBN: 9780761955672.
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Public information on the environment: the role of the European Environment Agency
Waterton, C., Wynne, B. 1998 In: British environmental policy and Europe. London : Routledge p. 119-137. 19 p. ISBN: 9780415155007.
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Uncertainty, complexity and concepts of good science in climate change modelling : are GCMs the best tools?
Shackley, S., Young, P.C., Parkinson, S., Wynne, B.E. 1998 In: Climatic Change. 38, p. 159-205. 47 p.
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Global Warming Potentials: ambiguity or precision as an aid to policy?
Shackley, S., Wynne, B.E. 1997 In: Climate Research. 8, 2, p. 89-106. 18 p.
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Building the European Union: science and the cultural dimensions of environmental policy.
Waterton, C., Wynne, B. 09/1996 In: Journal of European Public Policy. 3, 3, p. 421-440. 20 p.
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Imagine complexity : The past, present and future potential of complex thinking.
Shackley, S., Wynne, B., Waterton, C. 1996 In: Futures. 28, 3, p. 201-225. 25 p.
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Patronising Joe public.
Wynne, B.E. 1996 In: Times Higher Education.
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Representing Uncertainty in Global Climate Change Science and Policy: Boundary-Ordering Devices and Authority.
Shackley, S., Wynne, B. 1996 In: Science, Technology, and Human Values. 21, 3, p. 275-302. 28 p.
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SSK’s identity parade: signing-up, off-and-on.
Wynne, B.E. 1996 In: Social Studies of Science. 26, 2, p. 357-391. 35 p.
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Uncertainty, precaution and decision making : the release of genetically modified organisms into the environment.
Mayer, S., Hill, J., Grove-White, R.B., Wynne, B.E. 1996 In: Global Environmental Change Programme Briefing. 8, p. 4-4. 1 p.
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Integrating knowledges for climate change: pyramids, nets and uncertainties.
Shackley, S., Wynne, B.E. 05/1995 In: Global Environmental Change. 5, 2, p. 113-126. 14 p.
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Book Reviews: public perceptions and sustainability in Lancashire: indicators, institutions, participation.
Macnaghten, P., Grove-White, R.B., Jacobs, M., Wynne, B.E., Peattie, K. 1995 In: Local Government Studies. 21, 4, p. 678-678. 1 p.
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CORINE: databases and nature conservation - the new politics of information in the European Union
Waterton, C., Grove-White, R., Wynne, B., Rodwell, J. 1995 Lancaster : Lancaster University: Centre for the Study of Environmental Change..
Other report

Global climate change: the mutual construction of an emergent science-policy domain.
Shackley, S., Wynne, B.E. 1995 In: Science and Public Policy. 22, 4, p. 218-230. 13 p.
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Climatic reductionism: the British character and the greenhouse effect.
Shackley, S., Wynne, B.E. 1994 In: Weather. 49, 3, p. 110-111. 2 p.
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Environmental models: truth machines of social heuristics?
Wynne, B.E., Shackley, S. 1994 In: Globe: Revue Internationale d'Etudes Quebecoises. 21, p. 6-8. 3 p.
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Implementation of greenhouse gas reductions in the European Community: institutional and cultural factors.
Wynne, B. 03/1993 In: Global Environmental Change. 3, 1, p. 101-128. 28 p.
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How science fails the environment.
Wynne, B.E., Mayer, S. 1993 In: New Scientist. 139, 1876, p. 32-32. 1 p.
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Public perceptions and the nuclear industry in West Cumbria - report to Cumbria County Council
Waterton, C., Wynne, B., Grove-White, R. 1993 Lancaster University: Centre for the Study of Environmental Change..
Commissioned report

Public uptake of science: a case for institutional reflexivity.
Wynne, B. 1993 In: Public Understanding of Science. 2, 4, p. 321-337. 17 p.
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Uncertainty and environmental learning: reconceiving science and policy in the preventive paradigm.
Wynne, B. 1992 In: Global Environmental Change. 2, 2, p. 111-127. 17 p.
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