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Dr Ine Steenmans
Shropshire House
Tel: 02031086229
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  • Associate Professor
  • STEaPP
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Dr Ine Steenmans is an Associate Professor in Futures, Analysis and Policy at the University College London (UCL). She is based at its Department for Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. Ine’s research focuses on future policy competencies and capabilities and asks how their development can be better aligned. She has an especial interest in the competencies for integrating knowledge across sectors and time horizons. All her work takes the same needs-led, transformation-oriented and partnership-based approach. Recent projects included capability development work on the uses of systems mapping, evaluation skills, scenarios, and strategy tools – in collaboration with BEIS, Lloyds Insurance, UNDP, Policy Lab, the UAE Office of Advanced Sciences and the UAE Space Agency. Before joining UCL in 2017, Ine worked as a foresight researcher in the UK Government Office for Science.

She obtained her MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cambridge University, followed by an MSc in International Planning at the Bartlett School at UCL, and an EPSRC-funded Engineering Doctorate (EngD) at the UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience. Her doctoral research focused on the real-world use of qualitative Operational Research methods within strategic infrastructure planning practices.

Teaching Summary

At postgraduate level, Ine leads "Analytic Methods for Policy" (STEP0020). The course introduces a diverse range of analytical methods for informing public decisions. Over 30 different methods are presented to provide students with an overview of the landscape of analytic practice for policy. These cover analytic contributions across the spectrum of public problem-solving activities: defining problem requirements; understanding the system; exploring options; analysing risk; informing action; and communicating insight.

At Doctoral level, Ine leads the Doctoral Training Programme at the UCL Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy. She also contributes to the UCL Centre of Cybersecurity Doctoral Training. 

As professional education work, Ine is passionate about working on capability development programmes. Recent programmes include Monitoring and Evaluation Training for analysts at the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, futures skills training for Westminster City Council officers, and strategic policy design competencies for the UAE Space Agency.

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