Tom Wakeford is a biologist, action researcher and participatory worker. In 1998 he organised the world’s first citizens’ jury on a new technology (Citizen Foresight). Since then he has been involved in around twenty five processes of participatory technology assessment and other deliberative processes in Europe and countries of the Global South, including India, Brazil, Zimbabwe and Myanmar. He is author and co-editor of articles and books on issues ranging across the sciences and humanities, including Everyday Experts (2017), People’s Knowledge: Escaping the White Walled Labyrinth (2016), Empowered Participation (2008), Liaisons of Life (2001) and Science for the Earth (1995). He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society and an adviser on processes of science dialogue to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre at Ispra, UK and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, University of Exeter, UK.
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