Research

  • The role of information and communications technologies in society including the multiple and plural histories and futures of automation technologies
  • Sustainability transitions, innovation systems and directionality of innovation
  • Space, place, context and the diffusion of renewable energy systems 
  • European Union Energy Policy and wind power in Ireland and the EU
  • Knowledge politics and interdisciplinary research
  • Social movements, institutional innovation and democracy
  • The intersection of innovation studies and science & technology studies.

Recent conference and workshop presentations include:

  • "Digital fabrication and subjective well-being". Cian O’Donovan, Adrian Smith & Ed Steinmuller (SPRU, University of Sussex). At ICTs and Well-being Workshop, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo, Norway. 4-5 September 2017. 

  • "Digital fabrication and subjective well-being". Cian O’Donovan, Adrian Smith & Ed Steinmuller (SPRU, University of Sussex). At 4S 2017, Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Boston, MA, USA. August 31 2017 

  • "Democratic engagement with and within emerging regulator spaces" EU-SPRI ECC Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: Re-thinking rationales, concepts, applications and impact. Vienna, Austria. 21 – 23 November 2016
  • Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, USA. March 2016
  • Association of American Geographers, Chicago, USA. March. 2015
  • International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Utrecht 2014
  • ETH PhD Summer Academy on sustainability and technology 2014
  • SPRU DPhil Day 2014
  • International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Zurich 2013
  • The UKERC Summer School 2013
  • NTNU Trondeim Winter School 2012
  • SPRU DPhil Day 2012