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Biography

Dr Christine Aicardi originally trained in applied mathematics, computer sciences and project management, with a MEng from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in France.

She worked for many years in the Information and Communication Technologies industry, where she held a variety of positions (analyst/programmer, junior consultant, sales engineer, major account manager).

She returned to higher education and came to Science and Technology Studies in 2003 as a mature student. After her MSc at the London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, she was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) through her doctoral studies, and in 2010, she completed her PhD in Science and Technology Studies at University College London, in the area of Artificial Life.

She is currently the Responsible Research & Innovation Lead at the King's School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences. Prior to this, she was a Senior Research Fellow for the Human Brain Project Foresight Laboratory. The Lab aims to evaluate the potential social and ethical implications of the knowledge and technologies produced by the Human Brain Project for European citizens, society, industry, and economy.

Research

  • The contemporary history of the sciences and technologies of brain and mind
  • Social studies of interdisciplinary practices and of scientific/intellectual movements
  • Co-development of Information, Communications and Technologies, their usages and users
  • Politics of memory in science

Further details

See Christine's research profile