Joint Research Centre - European Commission
Ângela Guimarães Pereira works at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, holding a PhD on Environmental Systems and its Tensions. In 1996 she started working at the JRC in European projects focusing on environmental and societal issues, future oriented activities a nd integration of information technologies with public engagement. Her work has been inspired by the post-normal science ideas developed by Ravetz and Funtowicz in the 1990s. At the JRC she currently works on knowledge assessment and ethics of ICT, critically investigating their governance and correspondence with current innovation narratives. She is developing the concept of “ethics dialogues” as experiential ways of implementing the lemma of Responsible Research and Innovation. She has organised several training courses including on public engagement, science communication for public engagement, and knowledge assessment methodologies. Her current interests lie on science history and ways of knowing; her favourite story is H. C. Andersen’ “the emperor’s new clothes”.