We conduct research into issues in science and society, including climate change and environmental concerns, technology, science funding and engagement.

Science and Technology Studies (STS)

Science and technology (S&T) enhances our ability to thrive through the use of digital, medical, and environmental technologies, but (S&T) is not value neutral.

Critical Studies of Medicine

Contemporary Medicine, from operating theatre instruments to innovative new drugs, is underpinned by diverse socio-cultural logics.

Environmental History

Environmental history considers environment-human interactions over time, examining the impact of environments on humans and humans on environments.

History of Science

History of science takes a critical lens to the development of science in different parts of the world over time.

Mātauranga Māori

Mātauranga Māori is a term that refers to a body of knowledge that arrived here from Polynesia by the ancestors of the Māori and developed here in Aotearoa.

Science Communication and Public Engagement

As well as researching public engagement with science we communicate with a range of publics through writing – in books, magazine articles, podcasts and blogs.

Environmental Humanities

What can literary criticism, philosophy, media studies and other humanities disciplines tell us about environmental issues?

Science and the Arts

Art and science have been entwined with one another as often as they have been separate.

Scholarship of teaching and learning

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) focuses on the reciprocal relationship between teaching and learning at a post-secondary level.