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Research Associate in the History of Science and Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institution, UCL

Formerly a bioscientist, a science teacher and science adviser to the international chemical company ICI, Roland Jackson has worked at the Science Museum as Head of Education, where he was responsible for both schools’ activities and public programmes. He became acting Head of the Museum from 2001–2002. Roland is now a Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institution and a Research Associate in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London, where he concentrates on the history of nineteenth-century science. The Ascent of John Tyndall, his biography of the outstanding nineteenth-century physicist, mountaineer, and public intellectual, was published by OUP on 22 March

Beyond the history of science, Roland’s focus in on bioethics and on public dialogue to inform policymaking across Government on issues involving science and technology, through Sciencewise. He divides
his time between Cumbria and London


  • –present
    Research Associate in the History of Science, UCL