I studied Political Science and Economics at the Free University of Berlin and at Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2019, I received my PhD at the German University of Administrative Science Speyer. In my dissertation I analysed the role of the third mission in higher education governance in Germany. Since 2013, I have been working as a researcher at Fraunhofer ISI. My work focus is on the evaluation on STI programmes and studies on mission oriented innovation policies.
WHY AM I INTERESTED IN RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION:
My interest in RRI relates to the increasing societal demands and expectations of science and their implications for STI policies and scientific organisations. We are observing an increased normativity with regard to science resulting in a stronger focus on mission oriented innovation policies or concepts like Responsible Research and Innovation. The notion of inclusion, participation and societal impacts offers many chances but also the potential for conflicts of interests within the scientific system. I’m particularly interested in the analysis of institutional and organisational change of research performing organisations (RPOs), as they operate in complex institutional settings and deal with different institutional logics. Research on Responsible Research and Innovation offers a new frame for analysis of organisational change as well as on hindering and supporting factors leading to societal benefits and impacts.
WHAT DO I HOPE TO LEARN / CONTRIBUTE AS COUNTRY CORRESPONDENT:
As a country correspondent in SuperMoRRI I hope to contribute to the development of indicators that help to assess potential benefits and impacts of RRI. I’m keen to learn more about different policy strategies and positions, organisational structures, and pathways to implement Responsible Research and Innovation in different countries. I would like to dig deeper in empirical research to find about about which conditions are supportive to implement RRI and which factors hinder this development. Through this network, I also hope to learn more about different perceptions, narratives and understandings of RRI among the various countries or about the societal role of science more generally. Last but not least, I’m excited to meet and work with other professionals in the field and to scientifically accompany this transformation process in academia.