跳到主要內容區塊
Google  

 

 

:::

[2013/08/22]Dr. Mei-Fang Fan Receives the 2013 Ta-You Wu Memorial Award of National Science Council

Dr. Mei-Fang Fan Receives the 2013 Ta-You Wu Memorial Award of National Science Council

[2013/08/22]

Dr. Mei-Fang Fan Receives the 2013 Ta-You Wu Memorial Award of National Science Council

Dr. Mei-Fang Fan, currently associate professor at the Institute of Science, Technology and Society in the School of Humanities and Social Science, receives the 2013 Ta-You Wu Memorial Award of National Science Council. Dr. Fan's research in the past few years has focused on environmental politics and policy, risk and democratic governance, exploring public understanding of science, local discourses, public participation in technology controversies, current dilemmas of policy making and possible directions for institutional change. Her papers have been published in distinguished international journals such as Public Understanding of Science, Sustainable Development, Environmental Politics and Local Environment.

Dr. Fan has been engaged in research on environmental justice, citizenship and sustainable governance, particularly focused on nuclear waste disposal and industrial waste management, GM crops and foods and water resources issues. Her research highlights the dynamic connection between distributive dimension, recognition of difference and procedural justice, which extends notions of justice beyond the distributive realm. She argues for extension of recognition to space and lay knowledge, and has great contributions to environmental justice theory and empirical research. Besides, her research on public perceptions on GM crops and foods and risk communication shows the complex relationships between public understanding of science, trust and values. Her exploration on local religious worldviews, risk discourses and local knowledge opens up a new gate to understanding of local responses to globalized risks.

In recent years, Dr. Fan is committed to promoting deliberative democracy in Taiwan and participated in organizing citizen consensus conferences on water resources management, GM foods and nuclear waste issues. She explores models of participatory technology assessment and the prospects of institutional change toward democratization of science.

Dr. Fan will continue to research on environmental and scientific governance from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Dr. Mei-Fang Fan

Dr. Mei-Fang Fan


views