Cian O'Donovan

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Cian O'Donovan

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Senior Research Fellow, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London


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I’m a social scientist at UCL. I research how politics and policy works in areas like data use for social care and what role there is for democratic engagement. I also look at the resources, practices and research infrastructures needed to do research. Especially the capabilities required to form interdisciplinary teams of academics and social care practitioners needed to implement change from the ground up. You can get in touch at c.o’

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  • Innovation policy
  • Data policy and ethics
  • Science and technology studies
  • Research infrastructures
  • Innovation and data for social care
Research projects on COVID and Long-Term Care
LTCcovid webinar presentations
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