Steve Rayner

James Martin Professor of Science & Civilization, University of Oxford (UK)

Steve Rayner

Steve Rayner is James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization and director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at Oxford University, from where he also co-directs the Oxford Geoengineering Programme. He is a professorial fellow of Keble College. He was honorary professor of climate change and society at the University of Copenhagen from 2009-2014 and visiting professor at Flinders University from 2013-14. He is a senior fellow at the Breakthrough Institute of Oakland, California. He previously held senior research positions in two U.S. National Laboratories and has taught at leading U.S. universities.

He has served on various U.S., UK, and international bodies addressing science, technology and the environment, including Britain’s Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Royal Society's Working Group on Climate Geoengineering. From 2002-2008 he also directed the national Science in Society Research Programme of the UK Economic and Social Research Council. He was included in the 2008 Smart List by Wired Magazine as one of the 15 people the next U.S. president should listen to.  

Last Updated: June 15, 2017