How best to share knowledge and ideas about the latest developments in social science?
Nikolas Rose has been active in knowledge exchange for over 30 years, helping develop new, interdisciplinary approaches to thinking about, and governing, human beings. In 1989, he founded the History of the Present Research Network, an international group of researchers influenced by the writings of Michel Foucault, and he has been closely involved with a number of journals, including Economy and Society and BioSocieties. Rose has collaborated with the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Strategy Committee and is a former Member of the Advisory Committee for the ESRC ‘Virtual Society?’ programme and Chair of the Advisory Board of the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. From 2007-2012, he was Chair of the European Neuroscience and Society Network which introduced the concept of interdisciplinary ‘NeuroSchools’ for sharing data, insights and creative thinking in neuroscience.
Rose was, for six years, a Member of Council of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCOB). He was on the Working Parties for the NCOB reports on pharmacogenomics, personalised medicine and novel neurotechnologies. He is a member of the Science Policy Centre Advisory Group of the Royal Society and the Steering Committee of the Social and Ethical Division of the EU-funded Human Brain Project. His particular contribution is to explore the project’s social, ethical and philosophical implications, and promote engagement with decision-makers and the public.