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Faculty Fellow (iHuman), University of Sheffield

Warren joined the Department in March 2016 as Faculty Fellow (iHuman). From 2012-2016, he was a Research Fellow within the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Science and Society working on Making Science Public, a five-year Leverhulme Trust programme focused on the relationship between science, politics and publics. Warren holds a PhD in Public Policy, a MA in Public Policy and a MA in Research Methods (all University of Nottingham). He also holds a BA in Geography and Politics (University of Sheffield).

Warren’s research lies at the intersection of science, policy and publics, with three main areas of research interest:

- Climate change communication and policy
- Public inclusion in research governance
- The rise of randomised trials within UK public policy

Warren holds a three-year ESRC Future Research Leaders fellowship (2016-19) to investigate the implications of the social media revolution for the science and politics of climate change. He has published in a wide range of high-impact academic journals across the natural, social and health sciences such as Nature, Nature Climate Change, PLOS-ONE, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews, Policy Sciences, BMC Trials.

He is committed to discussing and debating his research across a range of locations. He was an invited participant in the U.S. Ambassador to the U.K.’s “Digital Dialogue on Climate Change” held at Winfield House in 2015, and an invited speaker at a Royal Society event on science and society in 2015. He has been an invited speaker on climate change and social media at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Open University, University of Exeter, University of Leeds, Tyndall Centre and University of Bristol. Warren’s research regularly appears in the international media, including The Guardian, The Independent, de Volkstrant, Der Spiegel, Scientific American, Research Fortnight and Huffington Post.


  • 2016–present
    Dr, University of Sheffield