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Prof Erik Millstone

Post:Professor in Science & Technology Policy (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, School of Business, Management and Economics)
Location:JUBILEE BUILDING JUB-387
Email:E.P.Millstone@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:7380 or 8166
UK:01273 877380 or 01273 678166
International:+44 1273 877380 or +44 1273 678166

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Biography

Erik Millstone is a Professor of Science Policy. Erik gained a first degree in Physics, followed by three postgraduate degrees in Philosophy.

He was then appointed as a lecturer at the University of Sussex in History and Social Studies of Science. He joined SPRU in 1987, becoming a senior lecturer in 1995, a reader in 2001 and a professor in 2005.

Since 1974 he has been researching into the causes and consequences of scientific and technological change in the food and agricultural sectors.

He is one of the UK's leading independent scholars of food safety policy.  Most of his research has focussed on the UK and the EU, but in recent years his interests have extended to cover food and agricultural policies in developing countries.



Role

Erik Millstone is a Professor of Science Policy, and a Director of Studies for the SPRU MSc in Science and Technology Policy. 

In collaboration with Dr John Thompson of the Institute for Development Studies, he is joint leader of the STEPs Centre's work on Agriculture and Food policy. See http://www.steps-centre.org/ and http://www.steps-centre.org/ourresearch/agriculture.html.

His most recent contribution to the debate about the safety of aspartame can be found at https://www.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=millstone-on-efsa-on-aspartame-16dec2013.pdf&site=25