Dr Henry Rothstein is a Professor of Risk and Regulation and is Deputy Director of the King's Centre for Risk Management.
He has a BSc in natural science from Bristol University, and an MSc and DPhil in Science and Technology Policy Studies, from the Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex University. Before coming to King’s in 2006, he held a series of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Research Fellowships at Brunel University and the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics.
- International and sectoral comparative analysis of risk regulation and governance
- Political economy and philosophy of risk regulation
- Risk-based regulation
- Regulatory transparency, accountability and public participation
Henry has interdisciplinary research interests that have broadly concerned the institutional factors that shape the way that risk governance develops, works and fails within the public and private sectors and across policy domains and countries.
His current research project examines the use of 'big data for improving health care quality regulation across the world' (BMJQ&S 2016); 'Health, risk and society' (2016). This project builds on one aspect of his last research project (HowSAFE), which examined the patterned uptake of risk-based approaches to governance across Europe (Socio-Economic Review (2017); Regulation and Governance (2013)) with a particular focus on the underlying norms and accountability structures of different national polities.
The novelty and potential explanatory power of that insight was recognised by the award in 2012 of a prestigious ESRC-Open Research Area grant with an approximate total value of £1.1 million, shared with collaborators at the universities of Bielefeld, Sciences-Po and Maastricht.
Prospective students interested in working in the areas below should contact Henry with a CV and precis of a research proposal.
- Comparative analysis of risk governance regimes
- Risk as an organising concept of modernity
- Participative risk governance
See Henry's research profile
Wang, L., Demeritt, D. & Rothstein, H., 4 May 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Regulation and Governance. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12467
Rothstein, H., Demeritt, D., Paul, R. & Wang, L., 1 Feb 2021, (Accepted/In press) COVID-19 across 5 continents: Social Challenges, Responses and Consequences. Brown, P. & Zinn, J. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Self, D. & Rothstein, H., 2 Nov 2021, In: Journal of Risk Research. 24, 11, p. 1465-1481 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2021.1887329
Borraz, O., Beaussier, A-L., Demeritt, D., Hermans, M., Huber, M., Paul, R., Rothstein, H. & Wesseling, M., 19 May 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Regulation & Governance. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/doi:10.1111/rego.12320
Beaussier, A-L., Demeritt, D., Rothstein, H. & Griffiths, A., May 2020, In: HEALTH POLICY. 124, 5, p. 501-510 10 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2020.02.012
Rothstein, H., Paul, R. & Demeritt, D., Jan 2020, In: Governance. 33, 1, p. 21-39 19 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12411
Rothstein, H. F., Jan 2019, Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management. Gephart, R., Miller, C. & Svedberg Helgesson, K. (eds.). New York and Oxon: Routlege, p. 496-499 Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Rothstein, H. F., Aug 2018, 2 p. Health and Safety at Work Magazine. Research output: Other contribution
Rothstein, H. F. & Beaussier, A-L. M. V., 2017, Society, Regulation and Governance: New Modes of Shaping Social Change?. Paul, R., Molders, M., Bora, A., Huber, M. & Munte, P. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 75-89 Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Rothstein, H. F., Demeritt, D. B., Paul, R., Beaussier, A-L. M. V., Wesseling, M., Howard, M., de Haan, M., Borraz, O., Huber, M. & Bouder, F., 8 Sep 2017, (E-pub ahead of print) In: SOCIO-ECONOMIC REVIEW. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1093/ser/mwx029