Ismael Rafols works on developing novel approaches to S&T analysis, using mixed-methods for informing evaluation, foresight and research strategies. His current focus is on priority setting for societal challenges such as bird flu or obesity, or Sustainable Development Goals.
Ismael has been involved in initiatives on ‘responsible metrics’, such as the Leiden Manifesto, the EC Expert Group on Open Science Indicators, on or discussions on biases against research in ‘peripheral’ topics and regions. Previously, he had developed indicators and mapping methods for the evaluation of interdisciplinary research.
He received an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU (Sussex), a PhD in biophysics from Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) and was a postdoc in nanobiotechnology at Cornell University. Before CWTS, he worked at SPRU (Sussex) (2005-12) and Ingenio (CSIC-UPV) (2012-19). In between academic positions, he has worked on international cooperation in Oxfam and the City Council of Barcelona.
Ismael Rafols will be present at the conference : “Beyond Newness In Understanding Migration And Diversity” on friday the 15th of July from 17:15 to 18:30
The conference will be online and in Cleveringa stage (KOG).
More information : https://elevent.ly/esof/