Dr Wendy Russell is currently a research fellow with the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. She was previously a research fellow in the National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science in the College of Science at ANU. She is also an associate of the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. She began her career as a lecturer in Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong, gradually shifting her research focus to technology assessment and transdisciplinary research. She worked for a time in the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research, trained in community engagement and facilitation and has since established her own consultancy, Double Arrow Consulting, which specialises in deliberative engagement. She has received awards for her research, teaching and community engagement work.
Science dialogue, deliberation and engagement (intensive), through CPAS, ANU
Wendy’s research interests include responsible innovation, public engagement with science, deliberative democracy and technology assessment. She has studied social dimensions of biotechnology and synthetic biology, nanotechnology, and now renewable energy. She has practical expertise in deliberative engagement, dialogue, collaboration, process design and facilitation. She is also an expert in research impact and was a founding member of the Knowledge-to-Action network at ANU.
N. Marks and A.W. Russell (2015) Public engagement in biosciences and biotechnologies: Reflections on the role of sociology and STS. Journal of Sociology 51 (1): 97-115
A.W. Russell, F. Vanclay, J. Salisbury and H. Aslin (2011) Technology assessment in Australia: The case for a formal agency to improve advice to policy makers. Policy Sciences 44: 157-177
A.W. Russell, F. Vanclay, H. Aslin, (2010) Technology Assessment in Social Context: The case for a new framework for assessing and shaping technological developments. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal28 (2): 109 – 14
A.W. Russell, F. Wickson and A.L Carew (2008) Transdisciplinarity: context, contradictions and capacity. Futures 40 (5): 460-472
A.W. Russell, S. Dolnicar and M. Ayoub (2008) Double degrees: double the trouble or twice the return? Higher Education 55 (5): 575–591
F. Wickson, A.L Carew and A.W. Russell (2006) Transdisciplinary Research: characteristics, quandaries and quality. Futures 38 (9): 1046-1059
N.J. Marks & A.W. Russell (2015) Public engagement in biosciences and biotechnologies: Reflections on the role of sociology and STS. Journal of Sociology, 51(1), 97-115.
A.W. Russell (2013). Improving legitimacy in nanotechnology policy development through stakeholder and community engagement: forging new pathways. Review of Policy Research 30 (5): 566-587
- International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Core Values Regional (ACT) and Project of the Year National Awards, 2011 and Core Values Regional (ACT) Award, 2013 (as project manager)
- Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, The Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Australia, 2006
- Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Faculty Award, University of Wollongong, 2006
- Science and Innovation Award for Young People, Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, NSW award, 2003
- Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education, Australian College of Education, 2001
- Young Biophysicist Award, Australian Biophysics Society, 1995
- Young Endeavour Science Award (Federal Government), 1992