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Dr Claire Marris

Reader, Centre for Food Policy

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

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About

Background

Claire Marris joined the Centre for Food Policy in January 2016.

She is Programme Director for the MSc in Food Policy.

Her research is in the field of Social Studies of Science, with a focus on the use of modern biotechnologies and genetic modification in food and agriculture. She is interested in the relationship between scientific evidence and policy making, notably in the area of risk assessment for crops and foods. Her work explores links between science and democracy, and advocates the inclusion of a broader range of stakeholders in decision-making.

Before joining the Centre for Food Policy, she worked at King's College London (2012-2015), the London School of Economics (2009-2011), the French National Institute for Agronomic Research (2000-2009); and the University of East Anglia (1992-1996).

Qualifications

MSc Science Policy, SPRU, Sussex University, 1992
PhD in Plant molecular biology, Open University, 1990
BSc Biochemistry, Bristol, 1984

Research Students

Name
Daphne Page
Thesis Title
Exploring the Perceived Link between Urban Agriculture and Sustainability in Municipal Urban Food Strategies within the United Kingdom’s Sustainable Food Cities Network
Name
Hannah Brinsden
Thesis Title
Monitoring the food industry: the role of advocacy and the definition of the public good
Name
Ceyhun Güngör
Thesis Title
Learning and knowledge transfer processes of non-competitive collaborative groups and their role in shaping food sustainability policy

Publications

  1. Balmer, A., Calvert, J., Marris, , Molyneux-Hodgson, S., Frow, E., Kearnes, M., Bulpin, K., Schyfter, P., Mackenzie, A. and Martin, P. Five Rules of Thumb for Post-ELSI Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Journal of Responsible Innovation .

Chapters (2)

  1. Marris, (2018). Genomic technologies in the bioeconomy: Introduction. In Gibbon, S., Prainsack, B., Hilgartner, S. and Lamoreaux, J. (Eds.), Handbook of Genomics, Health & Society Routledge.
  2. Marris, C. (2001). Public perceptions of transgenic products: the influence of the behaviour of laboratory scientists. In Toutant, J.P. and Balazs, E. (Eds.), Molecular Farming: Proceedings of the OECD Workshop Held in La Grande-Motte (France), September 3-6, 2000 (pp. 289–305). ISBN 2-7380-0953-0.

Conference Paper/Proceedings

  1. Marris, C. (2013). Sciences sociales et biologie de synthèse: Opportunités et contraintes. .

Internet Publications (3)

  1. Lentzos, F., Jefferson, C. and Marris, C. (2014). The myths (and realities) of synthetic bioweapons..
  2. Marris, C. (2013). Synthetic biology’s malaria promises could backfire. SciDev.Net.
  3. Balmer, A., Bulpin, K., Calvert, J., Kearnes, M., Mackenzie, A., Marris, C., Martin, P., Molyneux-Hodgson, S. and Schyfter, P. (2012). Towards a Manifesto for Experimental Collaborations between Social and Nartural Scientists..

Journal Articles (36)

  1. Balmer, A., Calvert, J., Marris, , Molyneux-Hodgson, S., Frow, S., Kearnes, M., Bulpin, K., Schyfter, P., Mackenzie, A. and Martin, P. (2016). Five rules of thumb for post-ELSI interdisciplinary collaborations. Journal of Responsible Innovation, DOI: 10.1080/232994 . doi:10.1080/23299460.2016.1177867.

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  2. Balmer, A., Calvert, J., Marris, C., Molyneux-Hodgson, S., Frow, E., Kearnes, M., Bulpin, K., Schyfter, P., Mackenzie, A. and Martin, P. (2015). Taking roles in interdisciplinary collaborations: Reflections on working in post-ELSI spaces in the UK synthetic biology community. Science and Technology Studies, 28(3), pp. 3–25.

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  3. Marris, C. (2015). The construction of imaginaries of the public as a threat to synthetic biology. Science As Culture, 24(1), pp. 83–98. doi:10.1080/09505431.2014.986320.

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  4. Marris, C., Jefferson, C. and Lentzos, F. (2014). Negotiating the dynamics of uncomfortable knowledge: The case of dual use and synthetic biology. Biosocieties, 9(4), pp. 393–420. doi:10.1057/biosoc.2014.32.

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  5. Friese, C. and Marris, C. (2014). Making De-Extinction Mundane? PLoS Biology, 12(3) . doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001825.

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  6. Jefferson, C., Lentzos, F. and Marris, C. (2014). Synthetic biology and biosecurity challenging the “myths”. Frontiers in Public Health, 2 . doi:10.3389/fpubh.2014.00115.

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  7. Marris, C., Heams, T., Kepes, F., Campos, L., Monsan, P., Toussaint, J.-.F., Benoit-Browaeys, D., Haiech, J., Alix, J.-.P. and Fellous, M. (2013). MEASURING AN OPEN AND RESPONSIBLE CULTURE DISCUSSION. M S-MEDECINE SCIENCES, 29, pp. 23–25.
  8. Pottage, A. and Marris, C. (2012). The cut that makes a part Introduction. BioSocieties, 7(2), pp. 103–114. doi:10.1057/biosoc.2012.1.

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  9. Marris, C. and Rose, N. (2012). Let’s get real on synthetic biology: The seeing watchmaker. New Scientist, 214(2868), pp. 28–29.

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  10. Marris, C. and Rose, N. (2010). Open Engagement: Exploring Public Participation in the Biosciences. PLoS Biology, 8(11), pp. e1000549–e1000549. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000549.

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  11. Bonneuil, C., Joly, P.-.B. and Marris, C. (2008). Disentrenching experiment: The construction of GM-crop field trials as a social problem. Science, Technology and Human Values, 33(2), pp. 201–229. doi:10.1177/0162243907311263.

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  12. Marris, C., Joly, P.-.B. and Rip, A. (2008). Interactive technology assessment in the real world: Dual dynamics in an iTA exercise on genetically modified vines. Science, Technology and Human Values, 33(1), pp. 77–100.

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  13. Marris, C., Joly, P.-.B., Ronda, S. and Bonneuil, C. (2005). How the French controversy led to the reciprocal emancipation of scientific expertise and policy making. Science And Public Policy, 32(4), pp. 301–308. doi:10.3152/147154305781779425.

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  14. Bertrand, A., Joly, P.-.B. and Marris, C. (2005). L’experience francaise de l’evaluation technologique interactive des recherche sur les vignes transgeniques. Ethique Publique, 7(1), pp. 186–194. doi:10.4000/ethiquepublique.2006.

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  15. Joly, P.-.B., Marris, C. and Hermitte, M.-.A. (2003). À la recherche d’une « démocratie technique ». Enseignements de la conférence citoyenne sur les OGM en France. Nature Sciences Societes, 11(1), pp. 3–15. doi:10.1016/S1240-1307(03)00003-7.

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  16. Joly, P.-.B. and Marris, C. (2003). La participation contre la mobilisation? Une analyse comparée du débat sur les OGM en France et au Royaume-Uni. Revue internationale de politique comparée, 10(2), pp. 195–206. doi:10.3917/ripc.102.0195.

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  17. Joly, P.-.B. and Marris, C. (2003). Les Américains ont-ils accepté les OGM ?: Analyse comparée de la construction des OGM comme problème public en France et aux Etats-Unis. Review of Agricultural and Environmental Studies, formerly Cahiers d’Economie et Sociologie Rurales pp. 12–45.

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  18. Marris, C. (2002). OGM : Comment analyser les risques? Biofutur, (218), pp. 29–32.
  19. Levidow, L. and Marris, C. (2001). Science and governance in Europe: Lessons from the case of agricultural biotechnology. Science And Public Policy, 28(5), pp. 345–360. doi:10.3152/147154301781781345.

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  20. Marris, C. (2001). Public views on GMOs: deconstructing the myths. EMBO Report, 2(7), pp. 545–548. doi:10.1093/embo-reports/kve142.

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  21. Marris, C. (2001). La perception des OGM par le public: remise en cause de quelques idées reçues. Economie Rurale, 266, pp. 58–79. doi:10.3406/ecoru.2001.5276.

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  22. Marris, C. (2000). Swings and roundabouts: French public policy on agricultural GMOs since 1996. Notizie di Politeia, rivista di etica e scelte pubbliche, 16, pp. 22–37.
  23. Marris, C. (1999). OGM: Comment analyser les risques? Biofutur, 1999(195), pp. 44–47.
  24. Marris, C. and Joly, P.-.B. (1999). Between consensus and citizens: public participation in technological assessment in France. Science Studies, 12, pp. 3–32.
  25. Marris, C. and Joly, P.-.B. (1999). La gouvernance technocratique par consultation ? Interrogation sur la première conférence de citoyens en France. Les cahiers de la sécurité intérieure, 38, pp. 97–124.
  26. Joly, P.-.B., Marris, C., Assouline, G. and Lemarie, J. (1999). Quand les ’candides’ evaluent les OGM... Nouveau modele de ’democratie technique’ ou mise en scence du debat public? Annales des Mines pp. 2–21.

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  27. Langford, I.H., Marris, C., McDonald, A.-.L., Goldstein, H., Rasbash, J. and Riordan, T.O. (1999). Simultaneous analysis of individual and aggregate responses in psychometric data using multilevel modeling. Risk Analysis, 19(4), pp. 675–683. doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.1999.tb00437.x.

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  28. Brenot, J., Bonnefous, S. and Marris, C. (1998). Testing the cultural theory of risk in France. Risk Analysis, 18(6), pp. 729–739. doi:10.1023/B:RIAN.0000005919.60392.74.

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  29. Marris, C., Langford, I.H. and Riordan, T.O. (1998). A quantitative test of the cultural theory of risk perceptions: Comparison with the psychometric paradigm. Risk Analysis, 18(5), pp. 635–647. doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.1998.tb00376.x.

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  30. Marris, C., Langford, I., Saunderson, T. and Riordan, T.O. (1997). Exploring the “Psychometric Paradigm”: Comparisons Between Aggregate and Individual Analyses. Risk Analysis, 17(3), pp. 303–312. doi:10.1111/j.1539-6924.1997.tb00868.x.

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  31. Marris, C. and Langford, I. (1996). No cause for alarm. New Scientist, 151(2049), pp. 36–39.

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  32. Marris, C., Gallois, P., Copley, J. and Kreis, M. (1988). The 5’ flanking region of a barley B-hordein gene controls tissue and developmental specific CAT expression in tobacco plants. Plant Molecular Biology, 10(4), pp. 359–366. doi:10.1007/BF00029886.

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  33. Shewry, P.R., Tatham, A.S., Field, J.M., Forde, B.G., Clark, J., Gallois, P., Marris, C., Halford, N., Forde, J. and Kreis, M. (1988). The structures of barley and wheat prolamins and their genes. Biochemie und physiologie der pflanzen, 183(2-3), pp. 117–127.

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  34. Kreis, M., Williamson, M.S., Forde, J., Clarke, J., Buxton, B., Pywell, J., Marris, C., Gallois, P. and Shewry, P.R. (1987). Structure and regulation of expression of seed protein genes in barley. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 25(3), pp. 291–302.
  35. Kreis, M., Williamson, M.S., Forde, J., Schmutz, D., Clarke, J., Buxton, B., Pywell, J., Marris, C., Henderson, J., Harris, N., Shewry, P.R., Forde, B.G. and Miflin, B.J. (1986). Differential gene-expression in the developing barley endosperm. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 314(1166), pp. 355–365.

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  36. Balmer, A., Calvert, J., Marris, , Molyneux-Hodgson, S., Frow, E., Kearnes, M., Bulpin, K., Schyfter, P., Mackenzie, A. and Martin, P. Five Rules of Thumb for Post-ELSI Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Journal of Responsible Innovation .

Reports (11)

  1. Smith, R., Marris, , Berry, D., Sundaram, L. and Rose, N. (2017). Synthetic Biology Biosensors for Global Health Challenges. London: King's College London.
  2. Jefferson, C., Lentzos, F. and Marris, C. (2014). Synthetic Biology and Biosecurity: How scared should we be? King’s College London.
  3. Marris, C. and Jefferson, C. (2013). Workshop ‘Synthetic biology: containment and release of engineered micro-organisms' - Summary of Discussions. London: King's College London.
  4. Marris, C. and Jefferson, C. (2013). Workshop on ‘Synthetic biology: containment and release of engineered micro-organisms - Scoping report. London: King's College London.
  5. Clarke, L., Adams, J., Sutton, P., Bainbridge, J., Birney, E., Calvert, J., Collis, A., Kitney, R., Freemont, P., Mason, P., Pandya, K., Ghaffar, T., Rose, N.S., Marris, C., Woolfson, D. and Boyce, A. (2012). A Synthetic Biology Roadmap for the UK. TSB Technology Strategy Board.
  6. Zhang, J.Y., Marris, C. and Rose, N. (2011). The Transnational Governance of Synthetic Biology: Scientific uncertainty, cross-borderness and the ’art’ of governance..
  7. Joly, P.-.B., Laurent, B., Marris, C. and Robinson, D. (2011). Biologie de synthèse: conditions d’un dialogue avec la société. Paris: IFRIS.
  8. Millstone, E., van Zwanenberg, P., Marris, C., Levidow, L. and Torgersen, H. (2004). Science in trade disputes related to potential risk: comparative case studies.. ISBN 92-894-8244-3.
  9. Marris, C., Wynne, B., Simmons, P. and Weldon, S. (2001). Public Perceptions of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Europe: Report of the PABE project funded by the European Commission, DG Research (FAIR CT98-3844 (DG12 - SSMI). Lancaster: University of Lancaster.
  10. Joly, P.-.B., Marris, C., Assouline, G., Kréziak, D. and Lemarié, J. (2001). L’innovation controversée : le débat public sur les OGM en France. Paris: INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique.
  11. Marris, C., Langford, I.H. and Riordan, T.O. (1996). Integrating sociological and psychological approaches to public perceptions of environmental risks: detailed results from a questionnaire survey. Norwich: University of East Anglia.

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