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The arbitration of nature: State, water, and civil engineering in Northern Ireland directly after partition (2021)
Journal Article
Reinsborough, M. (2021). The arbitration of nature: State, water, and civil engineering in Northern Ireland directly after partition. Water History, 13, 337–373. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12685-021-00284-6

Begun in the summer of 1923, the Silent Valley Reservoir was the first large scale civil engineering project after the division between the North and the South of Ireland. It was the continuation of a previous project. In the late Nineteenth Century... Read More about The arbitration of nature: State, water, and civil engineering in Northern Ireland directly after partition.

Reference and affect: Abstraction in computation and the neurosciences (2020)
Book Chapter
Reinsborough, M. (2020). Reference and affect: Abstraction in computation and the neurosciences. In K. Purgar (Ed.), The Iconology of Abstraction Non-Figurative Images and the Modern World (294). Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Twenty First Century computational neuroscience and Twenty First Century psychoanalysis have two very different ways of representing the mental life of the subject, each with its own merits and limitations. This paper performs a superimposition of Pe... Read More about Reference and affect: Abstraction in computation and the neurosciences.

Art-science collaboration in an EPSRC/BBSRC-funded synthetic biology UK research centre (2020)
Journal Article
Reinsborough, M. (2020). Art-science collaboration in an EPSRC/BBSRC-funded synthetic biology UK research centre. NanoEthics, 14(1), 93-111. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-020-00367-3

Here I examine the potential for art-science collaborations to be the basis for deliberative discussions on research agendas and direction. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) has become a science policy goal in synthetic biology and several ot... Read More about Art-science collaboration in an EPSRC/BBSRC-funded synthetic biology UK research centre.

An assessment of engaged social science research in nanoscale science and engineering communities (2019)
Journal Article
Radatz, A., Reinsborough, M., Fisher, E., Corley, E., & Guston, D. (2019). An assessment of engaged social science research in nanoscale science and engineering communities. Science and Public Policy, 46(6), 853-865. https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scz034

© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Increased funding of nanotechnology research in the USA at the turn of the millennium was paired with a legislative commitment to and a novel societal research policy fo... Read More about An assessment of engaged social science research in nanoscale science and engineering communities.

Ethics management and responsible research and innovation in the Human Brain Project (2019)
Book Chapter
Rainey, S., Stahl, B. C., Shaw, M., & Reinsborough, M. (2019). Ethics management and responsible research and innovation in the Human Brain Project. In R. von Schomberg, & J. Hankins (Eds.), International Handbook on Responsible Innovation: A Global Resource (379-392). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781784718862.00035

Responsible research and innovation (RRI) is a key concept in current discourses concerning research governance and policy. The practice of Ethics Management in the European Union (EU) Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship Human Brain Proj... Read More about Ethics management and responsible research and innovation in the Human Brain Project.

Research network emergence: Societal issues in nanotechnology and the center for nanotechnology in society (2018)
Journal Article
Youtie, J., Shapira, P., Reinsborough, M., & Fisher, E. (2019). Research network emergence: Societal issues in nanotechnology and the center for nanotechnology in society. Science and Public Policy, 46(1), 126-135. https://doi.org/10.1093/scipol/scy043

© The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. This article looks at the creation of a network of researchers of social issues in nanotechnology and the role of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona Sta... Read More about Research network emergence: Societal issues in nanotechnology and the center for nanotechnology in society.

Science fiction and science futures: Considering the role of fictions in public engagement and science communication work (2017)
Journal Article
Reinsborough, M. (2017). Science fiction and science futures: Considering the role of fictions in public engagement and science communication work. Journal of Science Communication, 16(4),

The imagination of possible scientific futures has a colourful history of interaction with scientific research agendas and public expectations. The 2017 annual UK Science in Public conference included a panel discussing this. Emphasizing fiction as a... Read More about Science fiction and science futures: Considering the role of fictions in public engagement and science communication work.

The integrated ethics and society programme of the Human Brain Project: Reflecting on an ongoing experience (2017)
Journal Article
Aicardi, C., Reinsborough, M., & Rose, N. (2018). The integrated ethics and society programme of the Human Brain Project: Reflecting on an ongoing experience. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 5(1), 13-37. https://doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2017.1331101

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP) aimed to deliver advances in brain science, cognitive neuroscience and brain-inspired computing which would have broad-ranging implications and be... Read More about The integrated ethics and society programme of the Human Brain Project: Reflecting on an ongoing experience.