After completing a PhD in Theory of Science and Research at Göteborg University in Sweden with a thesis based on ethnographic study of medical molecular biology, I spent three years in Australia, doing postdoctoral research on biological control of exotic pests. After this I got funding in Sweden for a three-year project on gender, sexuality and technology, then I moved to the UK to pursue environmental science and technology studies (STS). First, I spent three-years as a post doc at University of Oxford, in the transdisciplinary project ‘Understanding Environmental Knowledge Controversies: The Case of Flood Risk Management’. In August 2010 I came to the UEA to work for one year in a Leverhulme project focusing on scientific uncertainty, climate change and climate modelling. After the completion of this project I got another research post, this time in ‘InSOTEC’, a European project on socio-technical challenges to the geological disposal of high-level radioactive waste (http://www.insotec.eu).
The (Mis)understanding of Scientific Uncertainty? How Experts View Policy-Makers, the Media and Publics,
in Science as Culture
pp. 276-298Full Text UEA Repository
Doing flood risk science differently: an experiment in radical scientific method,
in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
pp. 15-36Full Text UEA Repository
Manning's n - putting roughness to work,
in How Well Do Facts Travel? The Dissemination of Reliable Knowledge.
Cambridge University Press
pp. 111-135UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
Science and Technology Studies (STS) focussing on the environmental sciences, in particular environmental computer simulation modelling.
- Lane, S. N., November, V., Landström, C., Whatmore, S. J. ‘Explaining rapid transitions the practice of flood risk management’ (Annals of the Association of American Geographers)
- 2013. Landström, C Review of ‘Rationality and ritual. Participation and exclusion in nuclear decision-making’ by Brian Wynne. Updated edition with a new introduction by the author and foreword by Gordon MacKerron (2011), Public Understanding of Science, 22/1:122 [doi:10.1177/0963662512444020]
- 2012. Landström, C and Barbier, J-W ‘The challenge of long-term participatory repository governance. Lessons learned for High Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel’, TATuP, Technology Assessment – Theory and Practice, 21/3: 66-72 [http://www.itas.fzk.de/tatup/123/inhalt.htm]
- 2012. Landström, C and Bergmans, A ‘Identifying remaining socio-technical challenges at the national level: Synthesis Report’, InSOTEC report D1.2 [http://www.insotec.eu/publications/topicalreports]
- 2011. Landström, C, Whatmore, S J, Lane, S N ‘Virtual Engineering: computer simulation modelling for flood risk management in England’, Science Studies, 24/2: 3-22 [http://www.sciencetechnologystudies.org/v24n2Landstrom]
- 2011. Landström, C, Whatmore, S J, Lane, S N, Odoni, N A, Ward, N, Bradley, S ‘Co-producing flood risk knowledge: redistributing expertise in “participatory modelling”’, Environment and Planning A, 43/7: 1617-1633 [http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a43482]
- 2011. Landström, C., Whatmore, S. J., Lane, S. N. ‘Virtual Engineering: computer simulation modelling for flood risk management in England’, Science Studies, 24/2: 3-22
- 2011. Whatmore, S. J. and Landström, C. ‘Flood-Apprentices: An Exercise in Making Things Public’, Economy & Society, Online 24 October, doi: 10.1080/03085147.2011.602540
- 2011. Landström, C., Whatmore, S. J., Lane, S. N., Odoni, N. A., Ward, N., Bradley, S. ‘Co-producing flood risk knowledge: redistributing expertise in ‘participatory modelling’, Environment and Planning A, Vol. 43, No. 7, 1617-1633
- 2010. Whatmore, S. J. and Landström, C. ‘Manning's n – Putting Roughness to Work’, Peter Howlett and Mary Morgan (eds), How well do facts travel? The dissemination of reliable knowledge, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 111-135