Bruna De Marchi is sociologist and presently a guest researcher at the Center for the Study of the Sciences and Humanities (SVT – Senter for vitenskapsteori) in the University of Bergen, Norway. She has broad research interests, including the social dimensions of environmental change, human systems’ response to disasters, risk perception, communication and governance, public participation in health, environment and disaster policies. She has been principal investigator in many international research projects and she has served in numerous committees. She has been a consultant to governmental and international agencies and private companies. She and has held courses at several Universities in Europe, the US, Latin-American and Australia.
The members of the Advisory Panel have special expertise within engagement or research and will support the Consortium with advice on the project´s research activities, relevant networks and experts. The Advisory Panel will also assess the scientific quality and practical relevance of deliverables connected to the results of the project.
Matt Leighninger is Executive Director of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium (DDC), an alliance of the major organizations and leading scholars working in the field of deliberation and public engagement in Canada. He has worked with public engagement efforts in over 100 communities, in 40 states and four Canadian provinces. He is a Senior Associate for Everyday Democracy, and serves on the boards of several organizations. He has advised a number of foundations and has worked with government agencies and national associations on their public engagement strategies. He has written for a number of publications and his first book traces the recent shifts in the relationship between citizens and government, and examines how these trends are reshaping our democracy.
Ellen Veie is special adviser in the Research Council of Norway. She has a degree in social geography and has previously worked as a researcher in different research institutes, Resource Policy Group and Norwegian Institute of Marketing Research. Her professional interests include research and innovation policy, technology-society interactions, including responsible research and innovation (RRI), foresight, strategy development and change management in research policy institutions. She is currently a national contact point (NCP) in Horizon 2020’s Future and Emerging Technology (FET). Ellen has been national representative in a European ERA-net on foresight – ForSociety, the ESF Forward look on Scientific foresight and Norwegian project leader of a Nordic foresight project- NIRPA.
Koen Dortmans is a PhD-Student Public Dialogue at Center for Society and Life Science at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He has a broad experience in working with dialogue and public debate as a moderator, facilitator and organizer in the field of science and technology. He contributes to responsible innovation, inclusive dialogue and critical reflection by organizing and studying public deliberation on ethical issues concerning new science and technologies. He has experience in teaching and training academic skills at Radboud University and the University of Utrecht. He has been working as a journalist and has experience with writing and editing and has published scientific articles on societal dialogue and public deliberation.