About John Downer
John Downer is Lecturer in Risk and Resilience in the department of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPIAS) at the University of Bristol, UK. He has a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Cornell University, where he wrote about the reliability calculations that frame safety-critical technologies and infrastructures. Prior to Joining the faculty at Bristol he was a research fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) at the London School of Economics, and then at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). His current research largely focuses on the knowledge-making, regulation and governance that frame nuclear energy.