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Prof Arthur Petersen
36-38 Fitzroy Square (2nd floor)
London
W1T 6EY
Appointment
  • Professor of Science, Technology & Public Policy
  • STEaPP
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Role
Head of Department
Biography

Professor Arthur C Petersen (DPA PhD MA MSc FIET FRSA FHEA) joined UCL STEaPP fulltime in September 2014 after more than 13 years’ work as scientific adviser on environment and infrastructure policy within the Dutch Government. Most recently he served as Chief Scientist of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (2011–2014).

Arthur is also Professorial Fellow at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment – RIVM (since April 2016) and Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (since 2009), has been Adjunct Professor of Science and Environmental Public Policy at the VU University Amsterdam (2011–2016), and has been Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2009–2014) and at UCL STEaPP (January–August 2014).

Arthur studied physics and philosophy, obtained doctorate degrees in atmospheric sciences (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Utrecht University, 1999) and philosophy of science (Doctor of Public Administration - DPA, VU University Amsterdam, 2006), and now also finds disciplinary homes in anthropology and political science. Most of his research is about managing uncertainty.

Appointments
SEP-2014 Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy STEaPP University College London, United Kingdom
JAN-2014 – AUG-2014 Visiting Professor STEaPP University College London, United Kingdom
2011 Adjunct Professor of Science and Environmental Public Policy Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 – 2014 Chief Scientist   PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands
2010 – 2014 Deputy Head Department of Information, Data and Methodology PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands
2009 Research Affiliate Political Economy & Technology Policy Program Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
2009 – 2014 Visiting Professor Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS) London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
2009 – 2009 Director of Climate Science The Matrix Project H+N+S Landscape Architects, Netherlands
2008 – 2008 Visiting Scholar Political Economy & Technology Policy Program Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
2003 – 2014 Director Methodology and Modelling Programme Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (RIVM/MNP/PBL), Netherlands
2001 – 2010 Senior Policy Analyst   Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (RIVM/MNP/PBL), Netherlands
1999 – 2001 Postdoctoral Research Associate Faculty of Philosophy VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Academic Background
2006 DPA Doctor of Public Administration – Philosophy of Science Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow  
1999 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Atmospheric Physics Universiteit Utrecht
1995 MA Master of Arts – Philosophy of Science Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1993 MSc Master of Science – Theoretical Physics Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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