Graham Dutfield joins advisory board of
Science, People & Politics

5th September, 2014
Graham Dutfield, who on 1st October joins the editorial advisory board for Science, People & Politics, holds the chair in international governance at the School of Law at the University of Leeds.

Previously he was research fellow in intellectual property law at Queen Mary, University of London. He was educated at the Universities of Portsmouth, Cambridge and Oxford. His doctoral thesis was about intellectual property, and the trade in genetic resources and biodiversity conservation. Professor Dutfield's broad scholarly interests include the law, science and the business of creativity and technical innovation from the enlightenment to the present, especially in the life sciences. Other research areas include intellectual property and access to knowledge, human rights, sustainable development, health, agriculture, genetics, biotechnology, traditional knowledge and bioprospecting.

Currently Professor Dutfield is pioneering a knew interdisciplinary research centre on law and emerging technologies at the University of Leeds.

He splits his time between Leeds, international travel and London.

"I am delighted Graham, with his strong interest in law and synthetic biology, has agreed to accept my invitation to join the editorial advisory board of Science, People & Politics. We look forward to working with him," says Helen Gavaghan, editor and publisher of Science, People & Politics.


Helen Gavaghan founded the title Science, People & Politics in September 2005 as a result of reporting Robert Winston's speech at the 2005 Dublin meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (now the British Science Association). In June 2006 the British library issued the title with an ISSN.

The title is a humanities' quarterly, and a hybrid of magazine and journal. It will remain free to view online, but a print edition is planned. For citation purposes the two will be compatible.

The primary intended audience are scientists and politicians internationally, and the ethos the title wishes to promote is empowerment through access to developing ideas in science and the humanities, where science at times is one of the humanities.

Perhaps access to science and the humanities can take away the disempowerment which can lie behind war.

The title envisages revenue streams from:
1. Access to the title online for one or two months prior to becoming free to view online. Opinion on this revenue stream has yet to be canvassed from potential academic and non academic contributers, and has yet to be evaluated for compatibility with relevant current British law.
2. Sale of PDFs of content.
3. Sale of adverts.
4. Sale of a limited run print version.
Science, People & Politics, issn, 1751-598x (online) is published from 165 Longfellow Court, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, HX7 5LG, UK. The dormant, non-trading company Science, People and Politics Ltd. Co. No. 0590-1911, formed in August 2006 and registered in England, with a registered office address of 165 Longfellow Court, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5LG, owns the title Science, People & Politics issn: 1751-598x (online).

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