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Professor, Environment & Society, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW

Matthew Kearnes a Professor and member of the of Environment and Society Research Group at the School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales. He also currently services as a CI with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science & Technology (CBNS, 2014-2021) and was an ARC Future Fellow between 2014-2018. Matthew’s research focuses on the social and political dimensions of technological and environmental change and is situated between the fields of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and human geography. His current projects focus on precision medicine and bionanotechnology, geoengineering and the development of negative emission strategies designed to address to anthropogenic climatic change. His most recent book is the co-edited volume "Remaking Participation: Science, Environment and Emergent Publics" (with Jason Chilvers, Routledge, 2016). Matthew is an associate editor for "Science as Culture" (Taylor & Francis) and serves on the editorial board of "Science, Technology and Society" (Sage).


  • 2020–present
    Professor, UNSW
  • 2016–2019
    Associate Professor, UNSW
  • 2012–2015
    Senior Lecturer, UNSW


  • 2004 
    The University of Newcastle, PhD