Massimo Graae Losinno
I hold a MA degree in political science from Aarhus University. Here I focused, among other things, on quantitative methods and data science. I have just handed in my master’s thesis this summer, I wrote it on lobbyism of the European Commission. After studying only a few semesters of my bachelor degree, I got a position at CFA as a student assistant and I worked there until I graduated. I have therefore worked part time within the field of studies in research and research policy for more than three years now. During which time I have worked on a number of RRI projects, including projects from under the Horizon 2020 framework such as the PRINT project.
WHY AM I INTERESTED IN RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION:
My interest in responsible research and innovation stems from my work at CFA, rather than my studies. Working within this field as a student assistant and being surrounded by colleagues working within this field, underlined the importance of responsibility and ethics in academia and the innovative sectors at large. I am particularly interested in how irresponsible research is categorised as such and how attitudes towards irresponsible research changes from one scientific field to another. I find the discussion of universal rules within RRI and the following inevitable exceptions very interesting. I am therefore very excited to be part of this project and getting the chance to learn more about RRI within different academic fields in different institutions all across Europe. I am also excited to get to know all the other country correspondents, whom I am looking forward to work with.
WHAT DO I HOPE TO LEARN / CONTRIBUTE AS COUNTRY CORRESPONDENT:
Due to my interest in the varying views of RRI, I am hoping to learn not only more about RRI, but also about RRI in different cultural and institutional settings, those are my personal goals. However, as a SUPER MoRRI country correspondent I furthermore hope to assist the current advancement of RRI in the EU as well as in Denmark. I believe that the work we are doing as country correspondents is important, and that this work together with the rest of the SUPER MoRRI project will have a positive impact on RRI in the EU. I know from working at CFA that there are still many things that can be done, but I have also seen that changes are being made. Hopefully I will learn new things from this experience that I can use in the future as an employee at CFA. While also creating a network across the EU of other RRI interested colleagues.