Amber Griffiths is a researcher and lecturer at the Environment and Sustainability Institute at the University of Exeter, and a Director of the cultural laboratory FoAM Kernow. She trained as a biologist specialising in applied wildlife genetics, but in her opinion the answers to the big questions only come through transdisciplinary approaches, so she work with artists, programmers, social scientists, media professionals, policy makers and end-users to find solutions for conservation and sustainability issues.
She is interested in the interfaces between science, policy, and society. She also worked as a parliamentary science adviser, and currently teaches ‘Science in Society’ to biosciences undergraduate students. She is also interested in how disruptive technology and social change will shape research and teaching institutions of the future. She is an academic editor for PLoS One and a firm advocate of the of democratisation of knowledge via the open access movement.
You can read more about her work here: http://www.ambergriffiths.info and http://fo.am/kernow/ or follow her on Twitter @AmberFirefly.