I'm a PhD Candidate at the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University, where I'm affiliated with the Risk Innovation Lab. My research and teaching is in science policy, focused particularly on the intersection between expertise, institutions, and knowledge systems.
I'm trained in Science & Technology Studies and qualitative methods, although my work is quite interdisciplinary. My core research these days is on wildfire policy in Canada: How does fire management differ province to province; how do management organizations 'know' fire (and the things they need to protect); and how might we balance conflicting pressures from the public, industry, and government? I've also worked on fisheries management, boundary organizations, and citizen science (I have a book on that).
I teach classes on qualitative methods (including surveys, interviews, and research design), science policy, and science and society. Most notably, I organize and teach an annual 8-day bootcamp for graduate students from across Canada (called Science Outside the Lab), which runs in Ottawa & Montréal each May.