John’s research focuses, broadly, on the relationship between evidence and public policy-making, and more specifically on policy analysis tools, construction and deployment of scientific evidence, post-normal science, and the boundary work of different policy actors.  He takes a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the politics of policy-making, and is particularly interested in environment, sustainable development and climate change-related policy.


  • 2012 to date: Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Management, School of Political, Social & International Studies, University of East Anglia
  • 2000 – 2012: Senior Research Associate, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research/ Science, Society and Sustainability Research Group, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
  • 1998 - 1999: Research Associate, School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham

Academic Background

  • 1998 - 2000: MA Social Policy, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham
  • 1994 - 1997: PhD Environmental Physics, School of Biological Sciences, University of Nottingham
  • 1991 - 1994: BSc (Hons) in Meteorology, with subsidiary Physics and Applied Maths, University of Reading

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