Richard Hawkins (BA, MA, PhD) is Professor in the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary. Until July 2012, he was Canada Research Chair in the Social Context of Technology. He is also Senior Fellow at The Centre for Innovation Studies (THECIS) and Fellow of the Institute for Science Society and Policy (University of Ottawa). Formerly, he was Senior Scientist at the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), and Senior Fellow in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex. He has authored over 150 scientific publications and reports on science, technology and industry policy. He has done policy research and consultancy for the European Commission, the OECD, the World Bank, Industry Canada, the UK Department of Trade and Industry, and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.