Name: Steve Rayner

Affiliation: Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford

Contact details: steve.rayner@insis.ox.ac.uk

Statement of interest: My work focuses on the use of ideas about nature to justify moral and political beliefs and actions. My research covers a range of environmental and technological issues with a focus on emerging technologies. I have published extensively on nuclear technologies, climate change and variability, use of weather and climate information in water resource management, and climate geoengineering technology. Theoretical interests include the development of Mary Douglas’s cultural theory to explore the dynamics of identity and cognition.

Geographical/topical area of interest: Global, UK, USA, Australia