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Mrs Josie Coburn

Post:Research Assistant (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
Other posts:Associate Tutor (Business and Management)
 Research student (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877118
International:+44 1273 877118
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Josie Coburn is a Doctoral Researcher in Science and Technology Policy Studies working on the ERC-funded Serendipity in Research and Innovation (SIRI) project.  She is focussing on research for diseases of the rich and research for diseases of the poor.

Josie is also a Research Assistant and an Associate Tutor at SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit.  She has a special interest in Multicriteria Mapping (MCM), a hybrid quantitative-qualitative method for opening up complex decision making by mapping different perspectives and taking into account uncertainty.  Most recently, she used MCM in a project appraising policy options to encourage the development and use of diagnostics to manage antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 6 different European countries funded by the Antimicrobial Resistance Cross-Council Initiative.

Josie has a BA in Artificial Intelligence and MSc's in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems sponsored by the EPSRC and Public Policies for Science, Technology and Innovation sponsored by the ESRC.  She also has 4 year's experience as an Analyst Programmer and Systems Analyst in large and small ICT firms.


Josie is a Doctoral Researcher, a Research Assistant and an Associate Tutor at SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit.


MSc in Public Policies for Science, Technology and Innovation (Merit)

MSc in Evolutionary and Adaptive Systems (Distinction)

BA Hons in Artificial Intelligence (First Class)

Maths, Geography and Chemistry A Levels (AAB)

9 GCSEs (grades A-A*)