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Dr Christopher Groves

Dr Christopher Groves

Research Associate (Cesagen)

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

Email:
grovesc1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2087 0466
Location:
10 Museum Place, 51a Park Place
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  • Sociology of risk, uncertainty and vulnerability
  • Risk, regulation and novel technologies
  • Social theories of time
  • Environmental ethics and law
  • Intergenerational ethics and sustainability
  • Devolution, democratic politics and spatial planning in the United Kingdom

Chris Groves' work focuses on how people and institutions negotiate and deal with an intrinsically uncertain future $acirc; one increasingly imagined against the backdrop of global environmental change and accelerating technological innovation. Along with the ethical and political implications of a range of future-oriented discourses and practices (e.g. risk management, precautionary regulation, building resilience), he examines how our ideas about what it means for individuals and whole societies to take responsibility for their futures are being changed by emerging technologies (such as the convergence between bio- and nanotechnology and personalised genetic testing). The monograph Future Matters: Action, Knowledge, Ethics (Brill, 2007), co-authored with Professor Barbara Adam (Social Science, Cardiff University), examines these themes in depth.

He is currently writing a monograph on the sociology of risk and uncertainty and intergenerational ethics, to be published by Palgrave in 2013.

 

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Consultancy:

  • With Paul Anderson (Warwick, Sociology), March - November 2006, advising Campaign against the Pressure Reduction Installation (CAPRI), Corse/Tirley, Gloucestershire, including a submission to Planning Enquiry on Gas Pressure Reduction Station (PRI), Corse, P0624/06/FUL (Environmental law, risk assessment, ethics of risk, impact of uncertainty on community resilience).
  • With Paul Anderson, February - May 2009, for Harrison Grant Solicitors, contributing advice to the drafting of an application for Judicial Review of the UK Government$acirc; s decision to support expansion of Heathrow Airport (Ethics of technological risk, environmental law).
  • Written evidence to House of Lords Select Committee on Nanotechnologies and Food, 9 June 2009 (ethics of decision making under uncertainty, participatory technology assessment).

Chris is also an External Associate of the ESRC Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University.

Invited Presentations

$acirc; Nanotechnology in the UK: future scenarios and adaptive governance$acirc; , FoodDrinkEurope Nanotechnology Stakeholder Meeting, Hotel Silken Belaymont Brussels, 5 October 2011.

$acirc; Regulating Nanotechnology in the UK: An Overview and Prospects$acirc; , Products, Privacy and People: Regulating on the Nanoscale, Biocentre Symposium, House of Lords, 28 February 2011.

 $acirc; The public perception of nanotechnology: is it all about risk?$acirc; , Nanomaterials 2010, Hotel Russell, London, 9-10 June 2010.

 $acirc; Future Conflicts: On The Politics of Uncertainty$acirc; , Transformation and the Dynamics of (Radical) Change: Insights from Political Theory and Philosophy, School of Politics, International Studies & Philosophy, Queen$acirc; s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, 28-29 November 2008.

 $acirc; Narratives, Uncertainty and Nanoethics$acirc; , Cardiff University NanoNet Meeting 2008, Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University, 13 November 2008.

 $acirc; Living with Uncertainty: the Limits of $acirc; Risk Thinking$acirc; $acirc; , Future Ethics Workshop 2: What Price Security?, Lincoln Theological Institute, University of Manchester, 19 September 2008.

 $acirc; Environmental Futures and Value Conflicts$acirc; , Understanding Conflicts, Aarhus University, Denmark, 19-22 August 2008

 $acirc; Care, Fear and Precaution: Learning to Live with Uncertainty$acirc; , The New Sciences of Protection - Designing Safe Living, Lancaster University, May 2008

"The Humanities and the Shaping of Social Futures", Keynote Presentation, International Humanities Conference, American University of Paris, Paris, 18 July 2007.

"Taking Responsibility for the Future: Care and Value Conflicts", Conflict and Identity: On Conflict Resolution, Department of Philosophy, Aarhus University, Denmark, 23-24 November 2006.

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  • Sociology of risk, uncertainty and vulnerability
  • Risk, regulation and novel technologies
  • Social theories of time
  • Environmental ethics and law
  • Intergenerational ethics and sustainability
  • Devolution, democratic politics and spatial planning in the United Kingdom

Chris Groves' work focuses on how people and institutions negotiate and deal with an intrinsically uncertain future – one increasingly imagined against the backdrop of global environmental change and accelerating technological innovation. Along with the ethical and political implications of a range of future-oriented discourses and practices (e.g. risk management, precautionary regulation, building resilience), he examines how our ideas about what it means for individuals and whole societies to take responsibility for their futures are being changed by emerging technologies (such as the convergence between bio- and nanotechnology and personalised genetic testing). The monograph Future Matters: Action, Knowledge, Ethics (Brill, 2007), co-authored with Professor Barbara Adam (Social Science, Cardiff University), examines these themes in depth.

He is currently writing a monograph on the sociology of risk and uncertainty and intergenerational ethics, to be published by Palgrave in 2013.

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