Professor Matthew Kearnes
Chief Investigator, Outreach Sub-Committee Chair
University of New South Wales


Matthew is a senior lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages and his research is situated between the fields of Science and Technology Studies (STS), environmental sociology and contemporary social theory.

Matthew’s current work is focused on the social and political dimensions of nanotechnology and synthetic biology, climate change and society, and the social and political dimensions of climate modification and geoengineering.

Signature Projects

Professor Kearnes is currently actively investigating within the following Signature Project:

Featured Publications

Publication Year Authors
Five Rules of Thumb for Post-ELSI Interdisciplinary Collaborations 2016 Balmer, A.S.; Calvert, J.; Marris, C.; Molyneux-Hodgson, S.; Frow, E.; Kearnes, M.; Bulpin, K.; Schyfter, P.; Mackenzie, A.; Martin, P.
Narrative, nanotechnology and the accomplishment of public responses: A response to Thorstensen 2014 Kearnes, M., Macnaghten, P., Davies, S.