Molly Bond

Global Political Economy

PhD Researcher in Global Political Economy (ESRC 1+3)
School for Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol

Start date: September 2014

Research topic: Governing the Bioeconomy

Bridging Science and Technology Studies (STS), Development Studies and Poltical Ecology, and contextually set within the emerging policy transition to a global ‘Bioeconomy’, my research examines the implications of commercial synthetic biology to sustainable development and future agro-industrial production. I am particularly interested in the concepts of ‘disruptive’, ‘sustainable’ and ‘responsible’ innovation, as well as how these notions are assimilated into multi-stakeholder deliberations and the global governance of emerging technologies at the UN Convention of Biological Diversity.

Research supervisors: Dr Maria Fannin (Bristol), Dr Karen Tucker (Bristol), Professor Clare Saunders (Exeter)

Professional memberships/Positions held:

Cabot Institute

FSSL International Development Research Group

Global Political Economy Research Group

Development Studies Association