Reader in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Dr Calvert works in the area of the sociology of the life sciences, and her current research focuses on attempts to engineer living things in the emerging field of synthetic biology. She has a long-standing interest in interdisciplinary collaborations of all sorts. She draws on the sociology and anthropology of science, the philosophy of biology, and science policy in her work. Dr Calvert has an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences from Sussex and an MSc in the History and Philosophy of Science from the London School of Economics. She did her doctoral work at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, on the idea of 'basic research'. From 2002-2007 she worked as a research fellow at the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis) at the University of Exeter. She joined the University of Edinburgh in 2007.