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Dr Elisa Vecchione

PhD, MA

Research Fellow

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322

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2122

I obtained a PhD in Institutions, Economics and Law (IEL Program, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin, Italy) through a thesis on the comparative analysis of biotechnology risk regulation in the European Union and the United States. As visiting scholar at Cornell Law School (Ithaca, NY, US) and Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France), I combined a strong legal background with a sociological approach to science and technology.

With a particular focus on 'regulatory science', I have been exploring the science-policy interplay within fields of contested decision-making and, more specifically, the socio-epistemological linkages between knowledge production and knowledge use in different spaces of evidence production: from individual decision-making, to dispute settlement to regulatory policymaking. 

The same approach remained for later investigation of climate change socio-epistemological controversies policies and specifically deepened the analysis of science-democracy relations. As research fellow at Sciences Po (Paris) and Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris), I have particularly focused on the epistemology of scenario building and Integraed Assessment Modeling.

 

 

 

Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy

Teaching

Currently Seminar Leader for the Globalization and Health course (G&D 1503)

I was lecturer at Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP), Paris, for the course “Crisis and risk management” within the Master Program in International Affairs (2010)

I was guest lecturer at Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP), Paris, for the course “Global Governance for Sustainable Development” within the Mater Program of Public Affaires (2010, 2011)

Research

Fields of research: Science and Technology studies.

Main approaches: Sociology of Science; Epistemology of Science; Interpretive Policy Analysis; New-Institutionalism

Very much subscribing to the 'linguistic turn' in sociology and public policy, all my reasearches have been devoted to analysing the conditions of social and political legitimacy of scientific knowledge use, connecting these latter to the social and epistemological practices of knowledge production. 

Currently involved in the GRIP-Health project (ERC funded), I investigate the institutional and policy conditions leading the uptake of scientific evidence into health policies in Ghana and Ethiopia. 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Area
Climate change
Decision analysis
Environment
Globalisation
Health policy
Public health
Public health history
Risk
Science policy
Statistical methods
Environmental Health
Ethics
Evidence use
Food
Methodology
Qualitative methods
Modelling
Discipline
Economics
Policy analysis
Political science
Psychology
Sociology
Statistics
Social Sciences
Socio-legal studies
Law
Country
Ethiopia
Ghana
Region
European Union
North America
OECD members
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)
World
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