A sociological perspective – exploring power, policy, technology and the public interest in the Anthropocene.

J.R. Bruning is a sociologist based in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

A recently completed Master’s thesis explored the relationship between state research, science and innovation policy, the decision-making processes of funding committees and the experiences of scientists in securing funding for non-medical health-related scientific research.

Bruning’s primary research focus is on the relationship between governance, policy and the production of scientific and technical knowledge.