Jack Stilgoe is a lecturer in Science and Technology Studies at University College, London. He works on issues of science policy and responsible innovation, with a current focus on geoengineering governance. He was previously at the Royal Society, where he looked after work on the science base, innovation, emerging technologies and public engagement. Before this, he spent four years at the independent think tank Demos, leading work on science and society. He is on the editorial board of Public Understanding of Science, a member of the Government’s Sciencewise steering group and a Demos associate.