Advisory Board

The JERRI project is supported by an Advisory Board of outstanding experts for each RRI dimension:

Societal Engagement: Ursula Caser

Ursula Caser is a physical geographer (diploma 1989 – Ludwig Maximilians University Munich). Since 1994 she works as a freelancer, collaborating with the New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Environmental Engineering (P) in the fields of public participation and conflict management. From 2000 holding a master´s degree: European Master in Mediation (IUKB- Sion-CH). From 2001 freelancer and project coordinator for WTeamUp - Participação e Empowerment, responsible for Environmental and Public Mediation. 2002 accreditation by the Portuguese Ministry of Justice; 2010 and 2012 accreditations as business mediator from CEDR (UK) and IMI (NL); since 2011 guest researcher at the Instituto do Mar – IMAR (PT). Founded Mediatedomain, Lda. in 2012, a SME focusing on engaging civil society in collaborative planning and decision making, stakeholder dialogue, participative processes, and multi-party mediation, (P). Participation in various EU-Projects (PRACTICE, Transport Learning, URBACT II, OPERAs, ENGAGE2020, CIMULACT). Since October 2015 researcher at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at TUM.

Societal Engagement: François Jégou

François Jégou created and leads the Brussels-based sustainable innovation lab Strategic Design Scenarios. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategic design, participative scenario building and interactive new product-services system definition. François is design manager of the LUPI business user lab for the Cité du Design in St Étienne, lead expert of an URBACT network of 10 European cities building their sustainable food governance, France and partner of DESIS, the Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability network. He teaches strategic design at La Cambre design school, Brussels and is visiting professor at Politecnico, Milan and ENSCI, Les Ateliers Paris. François is one of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners of participatory design methods that integrate both citizens and users into solutioning processes and bridge perspectives of actors from policy, society and industry. He has applied these methods in a wide range of research and innovation fields ranging from key technology fields such as nanotechnology and energy technologies to societal need areas such as food, mobility, urbanisation and clothing. François has developed numerous interaction concepts with a wide range of online and face to face formats such as exhibitions, movies, storyboards, chat-sessions, scenarios and simulations. With this unique experience he will be able to provide substantial support to RTOs wishing to engage into societal engagement transition processes.

Gender Equality and Gender in Research and Innovation Content: Daniela Falcinelli

Daniela Falcinelli (PhD) is Adjunct Professor of Sociology of Equal Opportunities and Equal Opportunities and Scientific Careers at University of Milan. She is a sociologist and gender expert. Currently, she is the coordinator of the research centre GENDERS – Gender & Equality in Research and Science and of the project STAGES – Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science at University of Milan. She also coordinated the European projects Universidonna, PRAGES – Practising Gender Equality in Science; WHIST – Women's careers hitting the target: gender management in scientific and technological research at University of Milan.

Science Education: Pádraig Murphy

Dr. Pádraig Murphy is lecturer in Communications at Dublin City University and Chair of the MSc in Science Communication programme. His teaching and research interests include science communication, public participation in, and public representations of, science and technology; concepts of nature and culture in science education; and emerging technologies and new media in education. An environmental science graduate, his background also includes content management in e-learning. Pádraig Murphy is director of the Societal Impact Platform (SIP) at DCU. This is a transversal platform connecting research hubs at DCU and which optimises research opportunities connecting university research to society through interdisciplinary work and coordinating action among civil society and enterprise stakeholders. Through the SIP, he also coordinates the Celsius research group at DCU and DCU Community Knowledge Exchange, a “science shop” based in DCU. He is also co-chair of Campus Engage Research and Learning Working Group, and Work Package Leader on the Framework 7 project “PERARES”, connecting community-based research across Europe.

Open Access: Bridgette Wessels

Bridgette Wessels, Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University (UK), has extensive research experience in the area of digital communication in a wide range of areas, such as public sphere, the creative and cultural industries, media and new media, e-services, and in everyday life studies. She is currently working on projects that include focusing on the open data movement, participatory design for digital research in the early news books, mainstreaming telehealth, and the role of social media in the new dynamics of cultural audiences. She is now addressing two emerging research areas, which are issues that are emerging in civic media in terms of political culture and in the developing uses of open data such as open services, data journalism and data curation. These foci also involve addressing methodological challenges in terms of working with big data in meaningful ways. She has written 6 books and numerous articles and has received funding from the research councils in the UK as well as European funding. She has been on advisory boards for the EU, UK government, the Association of South East Asia nations, and the Consumer Action Network, Australia, as well as the EU e-Forum Privacy Group, including the EU ICT–China programme.

Ethics: Enikő Demény

Enikő Demény is a researcher at the CEU Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine (CELAB). She received her PhD in Philosophy in 2006 at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj. Her research interests include the impact of new technologies on identity and the family; ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of new converging technologies (biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology and cognitive sciences); social sciences and bioethics, gender and science, feminist epistemology, the anthropology of international bioethics governance.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 709747.