Professor Matthew Benjamin Kearnes
Professor

Professor Matthew Benjamin Kearnes

Arts,Design & Architecture
Humanities & Languages

I am the current convenor Environment and Society group, the Environmental Humanities programme and the Geographical Studies programme, based in the School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW

I completed a BSc (honours) in Human Geography at Macquarie University and a PhD at the University of Newcastle. Before arriving at UNSW I held post-doctoral positions at the Department of Geography at the Open University and the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University. I also held a Research Council’s UK Academic Fellowship at the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Department of Geography, Durham University (2007-2011).

My research is situated between the fields of Science and Technology Studies (STS), social and cultural geography and contemporary social theory. My research focuses on the social constitution of processes of technological and environmental change. In this context I have documented the constitution of vernacular understandings of, and responses to, technological, scientific and environmental change, and have explored novel means for promoting diverse forms public participation. Deploying qualitative and ethnographic methodologies, my research has explored the societal dimensions of, and public engagement with, climatic change, bio-nanotechnology, geoengineering and contemporary water treatment and supply.

I am a CI in the ARC Centre of Excellence on Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (2014-2021), and a CI on the ARC Discovery Project Designing illicit drug policy solutions: the role of participation (DP200100909, with Prof. Alison Ritter, Dr. Kari Lancaster & Prof. Jason Chilvers). I am a CI in the ARC Training Centre for Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource (2020-2025)I held an ARC Future Fellowship between 2014-2018. I am also currently a fellow of the PLuS Alliance, and a member of the leadership team of the UNSW Global Water Institute

I am an associate editor of Science as Culture. I am a member of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), the Science and Democracy Network and the Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network.

Phone
9385 1010
Location
365 Morven Brown

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Tironi M; Kearnes M; Krzywoszynska A; Granjou C; Salazar JF, 2020, 'Soil Theories: Relational, Decolonial, Inhuman', in Salazar JF; Granjou C; Kearnes M; Krzywoszynska A; Tironi M (ed.), Thinking with Soils: Material Politics and Social Theory, pp. 15 - 15
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Salazar JF; Granjou C; Krzywoszynska A; Tironi M; Kearnes M, 2020, 'Thinking-with Soils: An Introduction', in Salazar JF; Granjou C; Kearnes M; Krzywoszynska A; Tironi M (ed.), Thinking with Soils: Material Politics and Social Theory, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 1 - 13
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Kearnes M; Rickards L, 2020, 'Knowing Earth, Knowing Soil: Epistemological Work and the Political Aesthetics of Regenerative Agriculture', in , Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, pp. 71 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350109568.ch-005
    Edited Books | 2020
    Salazar JF; Granjou C; Kearnes M; Krzywoszynska A; Tironi M, (eds.), 2020, Thinking with Soils: Material Politics and Social Theory, Bloomsbury, London
    Edited Books | 2016
    Chilvers J; Kearnes MB, (ed.), 2016, Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203797693
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Kearnes MB, 2016, 'Knowing and not knowing climate change: pedagogy for a new dispensation', in Hall S; LeMenager S; Siperstein S (ed.), Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities, Routledge, Abingdon Oxon, pp. 37 - 45
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Kearnes M, 2016, 'Miraculous engineering and the climate emergency: Climate modification as divine economy', in Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred: Transdisciplinary Perspectives, pp. 219 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315611952
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Chilvers J; Kearnes MB, 2016, 'Science, democracy and emergent publics', in Chilvers J; Kearnes MB (ed.), Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, pp. 1 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203797693
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Chilvers J; Kearnes MB, 2016, 'Remaking participation practice: towards reflexive engagement', in Chilvers J; Kearnes MB (ed.), Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 261 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203797693
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Chilvers J; Kearnes MB, 2016, 'Participation in the making: Rethinking public engagement in co-productionist terms', in Chilvers J; Kearnes MB (ed.), Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, pp. 31 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203797693
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Chilvers J; Kearnes M, 2015, 'Remaking participation: Towards reflexive engagement', in Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, pp. 261 - 288
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Chilvers J; Kearnes M, 2015, 'Science, democracy and emergent publics', in Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, pp. 1 - 27
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Chilvers J; Kearnes M, 2015, 'Participation in the making: Rethinking public engagement in co-productionist terms', in Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, pp. 31 - 63
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Kearnes M, 2015, 'Miraculous engineering and the climate emergency: Climate modification as divine economy', in Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred: Transdisciplinary Perspectives, Taylor & Francis, pp. 219 - 237
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Kearnes MB; Klauser FR; Lane SN, 2012, 'Preface', in Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119962748
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Kearnes MB; Klauser FR; Lane SN, 2012, 'Introduction: Risk Research after Fukushima', in Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119962748.ch1
    Edited Books | 2012
    Kearnes M; Klauser F; Lane S, (eds.), 2012, Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Lane S; Klauser F; Kearnes M, 2012, 'Conclusion: Reflections on 'Critical' Risk Research', in Lane SN; Klauser FR; Kearnes MB (ed.), Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 219 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119962748.ch11
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Kearnes M, 2012, 'Technologies of risk and responsibility: attesting to the truth of novel things', in Lane SN; Klauser FR; Kearnes MB (ed.), Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 125 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119962748.ch7
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Kearnes M; Klauser F; Lane S, 2012, 'Risk Research after Fukushima', in Lane SN; Klauser FR; Kearnes MB (ed.), Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, edn. Original, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 1 - 20
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Davies S; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P, 2010, 'Nanotechnology and Public Engagement', in Nano Meets Macro, Pan Stanford Publishing, pp. 473 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b11126-33
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Wienroth M; Kearnes M, 2010, 'Science policy as discourse: the governance of nanotechnology in the United Kingdom', in Feideler U; Coenen C; Davies S; Ferrari A (ed.), Understanding Nanotechnology: Philosophy, Policy and Publics, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Heidelberg, pp. 101 - 120
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Davies S; Macnaghten P; Kearnes M, 2010, 'Narrative and public engagement: some findings from the DEEPEN project', in von Schomberg R; Davies S (ed.), Understanding Public Debate on Nanotechnologies: Options For Framing Public, European Commission, Brussels, pp. 13 - 29
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Kearnes M; Doubleday R, 2010, 'United Kingdom', in SAGE Encyclopaedia of Nanoscience and Society, SAGE, London
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Degen M; Whatmore S; Hinchliffe S; Kearnes M, 2010, 'The urban green: passionate involvements with urban natures', in Miles M; Degen M (ed.), Culture & Agency, University of Plymouth Press, Plymouth, pp. 62 - 82
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Kearnes M, 2009, 'The time of science: deliberation and the ‘new governance’ of nanotechnology', in Maasen S; Kaiser M; Kurath M; Rehmann-Sutter C (ed.), Governing Future Technologies: Nanotechnology and the Rise of an Assessment Regime, edn. Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook, (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook) Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 279 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2834-1_15
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Davies S; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P, 2009, 'Nanotechnology and Public Engagement: A New Kind of (Social) Science?', in Kjølberg K; Wickern F (ed.), Nano meets Macro: Social Perspectives on Nanosciences and Technologies, Pan Stanford, Singapore, pp. 473 - 500, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000289061000026&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Kearnes M; Rip A, 2009, 'The emerging governance landscape of nanotechnology', in Gammel S; Lösch A; Nordmann A (ed.), Jenseits von Regulierung: Zum politischen Umgang mit der Nanotechnologie, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Kearnes M, 2009, 'Nanotechnology and the constitution of the social', in Gammel S; Ferrari, A (ed.), Visions of Nanotechnology, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Hinchliffe S; Kearnes M; Degen M; Whatmore S, 2008, 'Urban wild things: a cosmopolitical experiment', in Contemporary Movements in Planning Theory: 3, Ashgate, pp. 501 - 516, http://aldershot/
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Kamstra P; Cook B; Edensor T; Kennedy D; Kearnes M, 2021, 'Relational Risk and Collective Management: A Pathway to Transformational Risk Management', Risk Analysis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/risa.13691
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kuch D; Kearnes M; Gulson K, 2020, 'The promise of precision: datafication in medicine, agriculture and education', Policy Studies, vol. 41, pp. 527 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2020.1724384
    Journal articles | 2020
    Duché G; Thordarson P; Kearnes M, 2020, 'The importance of reflecting on treatment and post-treatment care when assessing the social aspects of cosmetic nanomedicine and transdermal delivery system', Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2020.102214
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ey M; Mee K; Allison J; Caves S; Crosbie E; Hughes A; Curtis F; Doney R; Dunstan P; Jones R; Tyndall A; Baker T; Cameron J; Duffy M; Dufty-Jones R; Dunn K; Hodge P; Kearnes M; McGuirk P; O’Neill P; Ruming K; Sherval M; Williams M; Wright S, 2020, 'Becoming Reading Group: reflections on assembling a collegiate, caring collective', Australian Geographer, vol. 51, pp. 283 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2020.1759181
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chilvers J; Kearnes M, 2019, 'Remaking Participation in Science and Democracy', Science, Technology, & Human Values, pp. 016224391985088 - 016224391985088, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0162243919850885
    Journal articles | 2019
    Anderson B; Grove K; Rickards L; Kearnes M, 2019, 'Slow emergencies: Temporality and the racialized biopolitics of emergency governance', Progress in Human Geography, pp. 030913251984926 - 030913251984926, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132519849263
    Journal articles | 2019
    Macnaghten P; Davies SR; Kearnes M, 2019, 'Understanding Public Responses to Emerging Technologies: A Narrative Approach', Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, vol. 21, pp. 504 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2015.1053110
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kearnes M; Kuch D; Johnston A, 2018, 'How to do things with metaphors: Engineering life as hodgepodge', Life Sciences, Society and Policy, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40504-018-0084-z
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kearnes M; van Dooren T, 2017, 'Rethinking the Final Frontier: Cosmo-Logics and an Ethic of Interstellar Flourishing', GeoHumanities, vol. 3, pp. 178 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2017.1300448
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rickards L; Neale T; Kearnes M, 2017, 'Australia's national climate: learning to adapt?', Geographical Research, vol. 55, pp. 469 - 476, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12240
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kearnes M; Rickards L, 2016, 'Earthly graves for environmental futures: Techno-burial practices', Futures, vol. 92, pp. 48 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2016.12.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Balmer AS; Calvert J; Marris C; Molyneux-Hodgson S; Frow E; Kearnes M; Bulpin K; Schyfter P; Mackenzie A; Martin P, 2016, 'Five rules of thumb for post-ELSI interdisciplinary collaborations', Journal of Responsible Innovation, vol. 3, pp. 73 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2016.1177867
    Journal articles | 2015
    Balmer AS; Calvert J; Marris C; Molyneux- Hodgson S; Frow E; Kearnes MB; Bulpin K; Schyfter P; Mackenzie A; Martin P, 2015, 'Taking Roles in Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Reflections on Working in Post-ELSI Spaces in the UK Synthetic Biology Community', Science & Technology Studies, vol. 28, pp. 3 - 25, http://www.sciencetechnologystudies.org/node/2573
    Journal articles | 2015
    Chilvers J; Kearnes MB, 2015, 'Public participation in science and technology: why the failure to launch?', The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2015/dec/17/public-participation-science-technology-failure-to-launch
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kearnes MB, 2015, 'Growing the social life of soil', Australian Policy Online, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/50/5668B815A9E22
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kearnes M; Macnaghten P; Davies SR, 2014, 'Narrative, Nanotechnology and the Accomplishment of Public Responses', NanoEthics, vol. 8, pp. 241 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11569-014-0209-7
    Journal articles | 2013
    Szerszynski B; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P; Owen R; Stilgoe J, 2013, 'Why solar radiation management geoengineering and democracy won’t mix', Environment and Planning A, vol. 45, pp. 2809 - 2816, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a45649
    Journal articles | 2013
    Kearnes M, 2013, 'Performing synthetic worlds: Situating the bioeconomy', Science and Public Policy, vol. 40, pp. 453 - 465, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/scipol/sct052
    Journal articles | 2013
    Meyer M; Kearnes M, 2013, 'Intermediaries between science, policy and the market', Science and Public Policy, vol. 40, pp. 423 - 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/scipol/sct051
    Journal articles | 2013
    Kearnes M, 2013, 'What is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?', MINERVA, vol. 51, pp. 513 - 519, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11024-013-9241-y
    Journal articles | 2012
    Anderson B; Kearnes M; Anderson B; Swanton D, 2012, 'Materialism and the politics of assemblage', Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 2, pp. 212 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2043820612449298
    Journal articles | 2012
    Anderson B; Kearnes M; McFarlane C; Swanton D, 2012, 'On assemblages and geography', Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 2, pp. 171 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2043820612449261
    Journal articles | 2011
    Kearnes M; Wienroth M, 2011, 'Tools of the trade: UK research intermediaries in science policy practice', Minerva: A Review of Science Learning and Policy, vol. 49, pp. 153 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11024-011-9172-4
    Journal articles | 2009
    Davies S; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P, 2009, 'All things weird and scary’: Nanotechnology, theology, and religious affiliations', Culture and Religion, vol. 10, pp. 201 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14755610903077570
    Journal articles | 2009
    Kearnes M, 2009, 'Informationalising matter: systems understandings of the nanoscale', Spontaneous Generations : Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, vol. 1, pp. 99 - 111, http://spontaneousgenerations.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/SpontaneousGenerations/article/view/5073
    Journal articles | 2008
    Kearnes M, 2008, 'Informationalising Matter Systems Understandings of the Nanoscale1', SPONTANEOUS GENERATIONS-JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, vol. 2, pp. 99 - 111, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000439157900010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2008
    Kearnes M, 2008, 'Risk society: Towards a new modernity by Ulrich Beck', Geography, vol. 93, pp. 122 - 123
    Journal articles | 2008
    Nordmann A; Kearnes M, 2008, 'Commentary on "The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology Scenario Project"', Nanotechnology Perceptions, vol. 4, pp. 65 - 71
    Journal articles | 2008
    Kearnes MB, 2008, 'Spotlight on … Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity by Ulrich Beck', Geography, vol. 93, pp. 122 - 123
    Journal articles | 2008
    Kearnes M, 2008, '(Re)fazendo a matéria: projeto e seleção', Estudos de Sociologia, vol. 13, pp. 35 - 66
    Journal articles | 2007
    Anderson B; Kearnes M; Doubleday R, 2007, 'Geographies of nano-technoscience', Area, vol. 39, pp. 139 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2007.00748.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Kearnes M; Wynne B, 2007, 'On Nanotechnology and Ambivalence: The Politics of Enthusiasm', NanoEthics, vol. 1, pp. 131 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11569-007-0014-7
    Journal articles | 2007
    Kearnes MB, 2007, '(Re)making matter: Design and selection', Area, vol. 39, pp. 143 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2007.00744.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Hinchliffe SJ; Kearnes MB; Degen M; Whatmore S, 2007, 'Ecologies and economies of action - Sustainability, calculations, and other things', Environment and Planning A, vol. 39, pp. 260 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a38110
    Journal articles | 2007
    Kearnes M, 2007, 'Nanotechnology challenges: Implications for philosophy, ethics and society', HEALTH RISK & SOCIETY, vol. 9, pp. 229 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698570701307136
    Journal articles | 2006
    Kearnes M, 2006, 'Chaos and control: Nanotechnology and the politics of emergence', Paragraph, vol. 29, pp. 57 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/prg.2006.0014
    Journal articles | 2006
    Kearnes M; Grove-White R; Macnaghten P; Wilsdon J; Wynne B, 2006, 'From Bio to Nano: Learning Lessons from the UK Agricultural Biotechnology Controversy', Science as Culture, vol. 15, pp. 291 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09505430601022619
    Journal articles | 2006
    Kearnes M; Macnaghten P, 2006, '(Re)Imagining Nanotechnology', Science as Culture, vol. 15, pp. 279 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09505430601022387
    Journal articles | 2006
    Kearnes M, 2006, 'Chaos and Control: Nanotechnology and the Politics of Emergence', Paragraph, vol. 29, pp. 57 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/prg.2006.0014
    Journal articles | 2006
    Grove-White R; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P; Wynne B, 2006, 'Nuclear Futures: Assessing Public Attitudes to New Nuclear Power', The Political Quarterly, vol. 77, pp. 238 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-923X.2006.00766.x
    Journal articles | 2005
    Hinchliffe S; Kearnes MB; Degen M; Whatmore S, 2005, 'Urban wild things: A cosmopolitical experiment', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 23, pp. 643 - 658, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/d351t
    Journal articles | 2005
    Macnaghten P; Kearnes MB; Wynne B, 2005, 'Nanotechnology, governance, and public deliberation: What role for the social sciences?', Science Communication, vol. 27, pp. 268 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1075547005281531
    Journal articles | 2003
    Kearnes MB, 2003, 'Geographies that matter—the rhetorical deployment of physicality?', Social and Cultural Geography, vol. 4, pp. 139 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649360309061
    Journal articles | 2021
    Grove K; Rickards L; Anderson B; Kearnes M, 2021, 'The uneven distribution of futurity: Slow emergencies and the event of COVID-19', Geographical Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12501
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Kearnes M; Rickards L, 2020, 'Knowing Earth, Knowing Soil: Epistemological Work and the Political Aesthetics of Regenerative Agriculture', in , Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, pp. 71 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781350109568.ch-005
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Tironi M; Kearnes M; Krzywoszynska A; Granjou C; Salazar JF, 2020, 'Soil Theories: Relational, Decolonial, Inhuman', in Salazar JF; Granjou C; Kearnes M; Krzywoszynska A; Tironi M (ed.), Thinking with Soils: Material Politics and Social Theory, pp. 15 - 15
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Salazar JF; Granjou C; Krzywoszynska A; Tironi M; Kearnes M, 2020, 'Thinking-with Soils: An Introduction', in Salazar JF; Granjou C; Kearnes M; Krzywoszynska A; Tironi M (ed.), Thinking with Soils: Material Politics and Social Theory, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 1 - 13
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Kearnes MB, 2016, 'Knowing and not knowing climate change: pedagogy for a new dispensation', in Hall S; LeMenager S; Siperstein S (ed.), Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities, Routledge, Abingdon Oxon, pp. 37 - 45
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Kearnes M, 2016, 'Miraculous engineering and the climate emergency: Climate modification as divine economy', in Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred: Transdisciplinary Perspectives, pp. 219 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315611952
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Chilvers J; Kearnes MB, 2016, 'Science, democracy and emergent publics', in Chilvers J; Kearnes MB (ed.), Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, pp. 1 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203797693
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Chilvers J; Kearnes MB, 2016, 'Remaking participation practice: towards reflexive engagement', in Chilvers J; Kearnes MB (ed.), Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 261 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203797693
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Chilvers J; Kearnes MB, 2016, 'Participation in the making: Rethinking public engagement in co-productionist terms', in Chilvers J; Kearnes MB (ed.), Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, pp. 31 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203797693
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Chilvers J; Kearnes M, 2015, 'Remaking participation: Towards reflexive engagement', in Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, pp. 261 - 288
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Chilvers J; Kearnes M, 2015, 'Science, democracy and emergent publics', in Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, pp. 1 - 27
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Chilvers J; Kearnes M, 2015, 'Participation in the making: Rethinking public engagement in co-productionist terms', in Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, pp. 31 - 63
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Kearnes M, 2015, 'Miraculous engineering and the climate emergency: Climate modification as divine economy', in Technofutures, Nature and the Sacred: Transdisciplinary Perspectives, Taylor & Francis, pp. 219 - 237
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Kearnes MB; Klauser FR; Lane SN, 2012, 'Introduction: Risk Research after Fukushima', in Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119962748.ch1
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Kearnes M, 2012, 'Technologies of risk and responsibility: attesting to the truth of novel things', in Lane SN; Klauser FR; Kearnes MB (ed.), Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 125 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119962748.ch7
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Kearnes MB; Klauser FR; Lane SN, 2012, 'Preface', in Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119962748
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Lane S; Klauser F; Kearnes M, 2012, 'Conclusion: Reflections on 'Critical' Risk Research', in Lane SN; Klauser FR; Kearnes MB (ed.), Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 219 - 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119962748.ch11
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Kearnes M; Klauser F; Lane S, 2012, 'Risk Research after Fukushima', in Lane SN; Klauser FR; Kearnes MB (ed.), Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, edn. Original, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 1 - 20
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Davies S; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P, 2010, 'Nanotechnology and Public Engagement', in Nano Meets Macro, Pan Stanford Publishing, pp. 473 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b11126-33
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Wienroth M; Kearnes M, 2010, 'Science policy as discourse: the governance of nanotechnology in the United Kingdom', in Feideler U; Coenen C; Davies S; Ferrari A (ed.), Understanding Nanotechnology: Philosophy, Policy and Publics, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Heidelberg, pp. 101 - 120
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Davies S; Macnaghten P; Kearnes M, 2010, 'Narrative and public engagement: some findings from the DEEPEN project', in von Schomberg R; Davies S (ed.), Understanding Public Debate on Nanotechnologies: Options For Framing Public, European Commission, Brussels, pp. 13 - 29
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Kearnes M; Doubleday R, 2010, 'United Kingdom', in SAGE Encyclopaedia of Nanoscience and Society, SAGE, London
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Degen M; Whatmore S; Hinchliffe S; Kearnes M, 2010, 'The urban green: passionate involvements with urban natures', in Miles M; Degen M (ed.), Culture & Agency, University of Plymouth Press, Plymouth, pp. 62 - 82
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Kearnes M, 2009, 'The time of science: deliberation and the ‘new governance’ of nanotechnology', in Maasen S; Kaiser M; Kurath M; Rehmann-Sutter C (ed.), Governing Future Technologies: Nanotechnology and the Rise of an Assessment Regime, edn. Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook, (Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook) Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 279 - 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2834-1_15
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Davies S; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P, 2009, 'Nanotechnology and Public Engagement: A New Kind of (Social) Science?', in Kjølberg K; Wickern F (ed.), Nano meets Macro: Social Perspectives on Nanosciences and Technologies, Pan Stanford, Singapore, pp. 473 - 500, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000289061000026&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Kearnes M; Rip A, 2009, 'The emerging governance landscape of nanotechnology', in Gammel S; Lösch A; Nordmann A (ed.), Jenseits von Regulierung: Zum politischen Umgang mit der Nanotechnologie, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin
    Book Chapters | 2009
    Kearnes M, 2009, 'Nanotechnology and the constitution of the social', in Gammel S; Ferrari, A (ed.), Visions of Nanotechnology, Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft, Berlin
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Hinchliffe S; Kearnes M; Degen M; Whatmore S, 2008, 'Urban wild things: a cosmopolitical experiment', in Contemporary Movements in Planning Theory: 3, Ashgate, pp. 501 - 516, http://aldershot/
  • Reports | 2021
    Higgins P; Andersen M; Holley C; Howey K; Johnson F; Kearnes M; Khan S; Leslie G; Molloy S, 2021, Monitoring the Monitor: A Temporal Synthesis of the McArthur River Mine Independent Monitor Reports, UNSW-GWI & Environment Centre NT, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.14256.69120, https://www.globalwaterinstitute.unsw.edu.au/sites/water/files/u982/GWI_ECNT_MRM_Report%20%281%29.pdf
    Reports | 2019
    Bhathela N; Bennett Moses L; Zalnieriute M; Clarke R; Manwaring K; Bowrey K; Bell F; Kearnes M, 2019, Response to ‘Artificial Intelligence: Governance and Leadership’ White Paper Consultation by Australian Human Rights Commission, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3352329
    Reports | 2014
    Motion J; Kearnes MB, 2014, Water Recycling and Media: Guidelines for Communication, Report of the National Demonstration, Education & Engagement Program, Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence & the University of New South Wales, Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence
    Reports | 2014
    Kearnes MB; Motion J; Beckett J, 2014, Australian Water Futures: Rethinking Community Engagement, Report of the National Demonstration, Education & Engagement Program, University of New South Wales
    Reports | 2014
    Kearnes MB; Motion J, 2014, Water Recycling and the Public: Guidelines for Community Engagement, Report of the National Demonstration, Education & Engagement Program, Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence & the University of New South Wales, Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence
    Reports | 2013
    Miller G; Kearnes M, 2013, Nanotechnology, Ubiquitous Computing and The Internet of Things: Challenges to Rights to Privacy and Data Protection, Council of Europe, Strasbourg
    Reports | 2011
    Kearnes M; Wienroth M, 2011, A New Mandate? Research Policy in a Technological Socoety, Durham University, Durham
    Reports | 2009
    Davies S; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P, 2009, Reconfiguring Responsibility: Lessons for Public Policy, Durham University, Durham, http://www.geography.dur.ac.uk/Projects/Portals/88/Publications/Reconfiguring%20Responsibility%20September%202009.pdf
    Reports | 2006
    Kearnes M; Macnaghten P; Wilsdon J, 2006, Governing at the Nanoscale: People, Policies and Emerging Technologies, Demos, London
    Reports | 2006
    Grove-White R; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P; Wynne B, 2006, Public Perceptions and Community Issues: Nuclear Power Project, Sustainable Development Commission, London
    Reports | 2004
    Hinchliffe S; Kearnes M; Degen M; Whatmore S, 2004, Living Cities: A New Agenda for Urban Natures, Open University, Milton Keynes
    Reports | 2021
    Mellor R; Kearnes M; Lancaster K; McLauchlan L; Ritter A, 2021, Making policy in emergencies – insights for routine policy making. The case example of opioid pharmacotherapy maintenance, UNSW Social Policy Research Centre, Sydney, DPMP Monograph No. 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/thwy-pq45
    Edited Books | 2020
    Salazar JF; Granjou C; Kearnes M; Krzywoszynska A; Tironi M, (eds.), 2020, Thinking with Soils: Material Politics and Social Theory, Bloomsbury, London
    Edited Books | 2016
    Chilvers J; Kearnes MB, (ed.), 2016, Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203797693
    Edited Books | 2012
    Kearnes M; Klauser F; Lane S, (eds.), 2012, Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Grove K; Rickards L; Anderson B; Kearnes M, 2021, 'The uneven distribution of futurity: Slow emergencies and the event of COVID-19', Geographical Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12501
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kamstra P; Cook B; Edensor T; Kennedy D; Kearnes M, 2021, 'Relational Risk and Collective Management: A Pathway to Transformational Risk Management', Risk Analysis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/risa.13691
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kuch D; Kearnes M; Gulson K, 2020, 'The promise of precision: datafication in medicine, agriculture and education', Policy Studies, vol. 41, pp. 527 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2020.1724384
    Journal articles | 2020
    Duché G; Thordarson P; Kearnes M, 2020, 'The importance of reflecting on treatment and post-treatment care when assessing the social aspects of cosmetic nanomedicine and transdermal delivery system', Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, vol. 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nano.2020.102214
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ey M; Mee K; Allison J; Caves S; Crosbie E; Hughes A; Curtis F; Doney R; Dunstan P; Jones R; Tyndall A; Baker T; Cameron J; Duffy M; Dufty-Jones R; Dunn K; Hodge P; Kearnes M; McGuirk P; O’Neill P; Ruming K; Sherval M; Williams M; Wright S, 2020, 'Becoming Reading Group: reflections on assembling a collegiate, caring collective', Australian Geographer, vol. 51, pp. 283 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049182.2020.1759181
    Journal articles | 2019
    Anderson B; Grove K; Rickards L; Kearnes M, 2019, 'Slow emergencies: Temporality and the racialized biopolitics of emergency governance', Progress in Human Geography, pp. 030913251984926 - 030913251984926, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0309132519849263
    Journal articles | 2019
    Macnaghten P; Davies SR; Kearnes M, 2019, 'Understanding Public Responses to Emerging Technologies: A Narrative Approach', Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, vol. 21, pp. 504 - 518, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1523908X.2015.1053110
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chilvers J; Kearnes M, 2019, 'Remaking Participation in Science and Democracy', Science, Technology, & Human Values, pp. 016224391985088 - 016224391985088, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0162243919850885
    Journal articles | 2018
    Kearnes M; Kuch D; Johnston A, 2018, 'How to do things with metaphors: Engineering life as hodgepodge', Life Sciences, Society and Policy, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40504-018-0084-z
    Journal articles | 2017
    Rickards L; Neale T; Kearnes M, 2017, 'Australia's national climate: learning to adapt?', Geographical Research, vol. 55, pp. 469 - 476, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1745-5871.12240
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kearnes M; van Dooren T, 2017, 'Rethinking the Final Frontier: Cosmo-Logics and an Ethic of Interstellar Flourishing', GeoHumanities, vol. 3, pp. 178 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/2373566X.2017.1300448
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kearnes M; Rickards L, 2016, 'Earthly graves for environmental futures: Techno-burial practices', Futures, vol. 92, pp. 48 - 58, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2016.12.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Balmer AS; Calvert J; Marris C; Molyneux-Hodgson S; Frow E; Kearnes M; Bulpin K; Schyfter P; Mackenzie A; Martin P, 2016, 'Five rules of thumb for post-ELSI interdisciplinary collaborations', Journal of Responsible Innovation, vol. 3, pp. 73 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2016.1177867
    Journal articles | 2015
    Balmer AS; Calvert J; Marris C; Molyneux- Hodgson S; Frow E; Kearnes MB; Bulpin K; Schyfter P; Mackenzie A; Martin P, 2015, 'Taking Roles in Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Reflections on Working in Post-ELSI Spaces in the UK Synthetic Biology Community', Science & Technology Studies, vol. 28, pp. 3 - 25, http://www.sciencetechnologystudies.org/node/2573
    Journal articles | 2015
    Chilvers J; Kearnes MB, 2015, 'Public participation in science and technology: why the failure to launch?', The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2015/dec/17/public-participation-science-technology-failure-to-launch
    Journal articles | 2015
    Kearnes MB, 2015, 'Growing the social life of soil', Australian Policy Online, http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/50/5668B815A9E22
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kearnes M; Macnaghten P; Davies SR, 2014, 'Narrative, Nanotechnology and the Accomplishment of Public Responses', NanoEthics, vol. 8, pp. 241 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11569-014-0209-7
    Journal articles | 2013
    Szerszynski B; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P; Owen R; Stilgoe J, 2013, 'Why solar radiation management geoengineering and democracy won’t mix', Environment and Planning A, vol. 45, pp. 2809 - 2816, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a45649
    Journal articles | 2013
    Kearnes M, 2013, 'Performing synthetic worlds: Situating the bioeconomy', Science and Public Policy, vol. 40, pp. 453 - 465, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/scipol/sct052
    Journal articles | 2013
    Meyer M; Kearnes M, 2013, 'Intermediaries between science, policy and the market', Science and Public Policy, vol. 40, pp. 423 - 429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/scipol/sct051
    Journal articles | 2013
    Kearnes M, 2013, 'What is Nanotechnology and Why Does It Matter?', MINERVA, vol. 51, pp. 513 - 519, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11024-013-9241-y
    Journal articles | 2012
    Anderson B; Kearnes M; McFarlane C; Swanton D, 2012, 'On assemblages and geography', Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 2, pp. 171 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2043820612449261
    Journal articles | 2012
    Anderson B; Kearnes M; Anderson B; Swanton D, 2012, 'Materialism and the politics of assemblage', Dialogues in Human Geography, vol. 2, pp. 212 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2043820612449298
    Journal articles | 2011
    Kearnes M; Wienroth M, 2011, 'Tools of the trade: UK research intermediaries in science policy practice', Minerva: A Review of Science Learning and Policy, vol. 49, pp. 153 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11024-011-9172-4
    Journal articles | 2009
    Davies S; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P, 2009, 'All things weird and scary’: Nanotechnology, theology, and religious affiliations', Culture and Religion, vol. 10, pp. 201 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14755610903077570
    Journal articles | 2009
    Kearnes M, 2009, 'Informationalising matter: systems understandings of the nanoscale', Spontaneous Generations : Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, vol. 1, pp. 99 - 111, http://spontaneousgenerations.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/SpontaneousGenerations/article/view/5073
    Journal articles | 2008
    Kearnes M, 2008, 'Informationalising Matter Systems Understandings of the Nanoscale1', SPONTANEOUS GENERATIONS-JOURNAL FOR THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, vol. 2, pp. 99 - 111, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000439157900010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2008
    Kearnes M, 2008, 'Risk society: Towards a new modernity by Ulrich Beck', Geography, vol. 93, pp. 122 - 123
    Journal articles | 2008
    Nordmann A; Kearnes M, 2008, 'Commentary on "The Center for Responsible Nanotechnology Scenario Project"', Nanotechnology Perceptions, vol. 4, pp. 65 - 71
    Journal articles | 2008
    Kearnes MB, 2008, 'Spotlight on … Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity by Ulrich Beck', Geography, vol. 93, pp. 122 - 123
    Journal articles | 2008
    Kearnes M, 2008, '(Re)fazendo a matéria: projeto e seleção', Estudos de Sociologia, vol. 13, pp. 35 - 66
    Journal articles | 2007
    Hinchliffe SJ; Kearnes MB; Degen M; Whatmore S, 2007, 'Ecologies and economies of action - Sustainability, calculations, and other things', Environment and Planning A, vol. 39, pp. 260 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a38110
    Journal articles | 2007
    Kearnes M; Wynne B, 2007, 'On Nanotechnology and Ambivalence: The Politics of Enthusiasm', NanoEthics, vol. 1, pp. 131 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11569-007-0014-7
    Journal articles | 2007
    Anderson B; Kearnes M; Doubleday R, 2007, 'Geographies of nano-technoscience', Area, vol. 39, pp. 139 - 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2007.00748.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Kearnes MB, 2007, '(Re)making matter: Design and selection', Area, vol. 39, pp. 143 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2007.00744.x
    Journal articles | 2007
    Kearnes M, 2007, 'Nanotechnology challenges: Implications for philosophy, ethics and society', HEALTH RISK & SOCIETY, vol. 9, pp. 229 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13698570701307136
    Journal articles | 2006
    Kearnes M; Macnaghten P, 2006, '(Re)Imagining Nanotechnology', Science as Culture, vol. 15, pp. 279 - 290, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09505430601022387
    Journal articles | 2006
    Kearnes M, 2006, 'Chaos and control: Nanotechnology and the politics of emergence', Paragraph, vol. 29, pp. 57 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/prg.2006.0014
    Journal articles | 2006
    Grove-White R; Kearnes M; Macnaghten P; Wynne B, 2006, 'Nuclear Futures: Assessing Public Attitudes to New Nuclear Power', The Political Quarterly, vol. 77, pp. 238 - 246, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-923X.2006.00766.x
    Journal articles | 2006
    Kearnes M; Grove-White R; Macnaghten P; Wilsdon J; Wynne B, 2006, 'From Bio to Nano: Learning Lessons from the UK Agricultural Biotechnology Controversy', Science as Culture, vol. 15, pp. 291 - 307, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09505430601022619
    Journal articles | 2006
    Kearnes M, 2006, 'Chaos and Control: Nanotechnology and the Politics of Emergence', Paragraph, vol. 29, pp. 57 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/prg.2006.0014
    Journal articles | 2005
    Hinchliffe S; Kearnes MB; Degen M; Whatmore S, 2005, 'Urban wild things: A cosmopolitical experiment', Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, vol. 23, pp. 643 - 658, http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/d351t
    Journal articles | 2005
    Macnaghten P; Kearnes MB; Wynne B, 2005, 'Nanotechnology, governance, and public deliberation: What role for the social sciences?', Science Communication, vol. 27, pp. 268 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1075547005281531
    Journal articles | 2003
    Kearnes MB, 2003, 'Geographies that matter—the rhetorical deployment of physicality?', Social and Cultural Geography, vol. 4, pp. 139 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649360309061

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