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Heather Douglas

Position: 
Waterloo Chair in Science and Society and Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Organization: 
University of Waterloo

Heather Douglas is the Waterloo Chair in Science and Society and Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She received her Ph.D. from the History and Philosophy of Science Department at the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. She is the author of Science, Policy, and the Value-Free Ideal (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009) as well as numerous articles. Her work focuses on the role of values in science, science policy, and science in democratic societies and has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is a Fellow of the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy at the University of Ottawa and a Professor of the Balsillie School of International Affairs, where she convenes the Science & Health Policy Research Cluster.