Dr. Gene Rowe (BSc., PhD) is a cognitive/social psychologist, whose PhD (from Bristol Business School) concerned group forecasting processes, focusing on the Delphi technique. His subsequent work has ranged over a number of (related) topics from human judgment and decision making, to risk analysis/ management, to science communication and public engagement processes (in science and technology decision making) and the evaluation of these. Until 2010 – when he set up Gene Rowe Evaluations – he was Head of Consumer Science at the Institute of Food Research (Norwich, UK). As an independent research consultant he has gained funding from a range of national and international funding bodies, especially the European Union. His work on both ‘the evaluation of engagement’ and the ‘Delphi technique’ is well cited, and he has published around 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.
He recently completed his final term on the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) Bioscience for Society Strategy Panel, and currently sits on the Research Councils’ UK (RCUK) Public Engagement in Research Advisory Panel (PERAP).