Prof. Brigitte Nerlich

Professor of Science, Language and Society, Uni. of Nottingham

Brigitte Nerlich is Professor of Science, Language and Society at the University of Nottingham. She has a background in French, linguistics, philosophy and sociology. Her research deals with the cultural and political contexts in which metaphors and other framing devices are used in public, policy and scientific debates about emerging technologies, especially biotechnologies, emerging diseases and climate change. She is Director of a Leverhulme Trust funded research programme ‘Making Science Public: Challenges and opportunities’. She has a D.Phil. from the University of Düsseldorf and a D. Litt. from the University of Nottingham. She is a member of the Academy of Social Sciences. She blogs on the Making Science Public blog (http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/makingsciencepublic/).