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Research Profile

Prof Harry Collins 

Career Profile

Other appointments and positions:

  • 2003 Jan-Mar Andrew W Mellon Visiting Professor of History, California Institute of Technology
  • 2002 Apr/May Visiting Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
  • 2001 Oct/Nov Visiting Research Fellow, Cornell University Dept of Science and Technology Studies
  • 1999- Affiliated Research Scholar, Dept of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge University
  • 1993 Mar-Jun Visiting Professor, University of California at San Diego
  • 1991-1993 President, Society for Social Studies of Science Short visiting positions at Xerox PARC (1987) and Princeton University History of Science (1983)

Awards and Prizes

  • 1997 Society for Social Studies of Science, J. D. Bernal award for contributions to the social studies of science (awarded at the Tucson meeting in October 1997).
  • 1995 American Sociological Association, Robert K Merton Book Prize ( The Golem ).
  • 1994/5 Emory and Henry College Virginia, USA. Book of the year ( The Golem ).
  • 1985 British Computer Society Specialist Group in Expert Systems, Prize for technical merit: best paper at conference.

Teaching Profile

Graduate supervision:

  • The nature of knowledge;
  • The nature of expertise;
  • Medical knowledge and practice;
  • Public understanding of science;
  • Artificial Intelligence;
  • Humans and machines.