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Prof David Hornsby
Boston House
36-37 Fitzroy Square
Tel: 020 3108 7979
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  • Honorary Professor
  • STEaPP
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Dr David J Hornsby – is an Associate Professor of Science in International Relations and Head of Department (Interim) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy (STEaPP), University College London. David spent 8 years in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he was an Associate Professor in International Relations and Assistant Dean of Humanities (Teaching and Learning).  David’s research interests pertain to the politics of science and risk in international governance, Canadian foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa, middle power cooperation, and pedagogy in higher education. David has published in both the biological and social sciences, and is a recognized teacher having been awarded the 2013 Faculty of Humanities Teaching and Learning Award and the Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Award (Individual) at Wits University. David currently sits on the Boards of Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, and Active Learning in Higher Education. He has five books currently out including Large Class Pedagogy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives for Quality Higher Education (with Ruksana Osman and Jacqueline De Matos Ala; SUN Press: 2013);  Risk Regulation, Science, and Interests in Transatlantic Trade Conflicts (Palgrave: 2014); Universities, the Citizen Scholar, and the Future of Higher Education (with James Arvanitakis; Palgrave: 2016); South African Foreign Policy: Identities, intentions, and directions (with David R Black; Routledge, 2017); and Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Towards a Socially Just Pedagogy in a Global Context (with Ruksana Osman; Palgrave, 2017). In 2016 David was elected to the Governing Council of the International Studies Association as a member-at-large for a 2 year period.

Research Summary

David’s research interests pertain to: 

  • Science and risk in international governance
  • South African politics and international relations
  • Canadian foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Middle power cooperation
  • Pedagogy in higher education, particularly in developing contexts.

01-FEB-2018 Head of Department (Interim) Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy UCL, United Kingdom
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