Expertise: Science and Innovation 

Degree(s): PhD Public Policy; MA Science, Technology and Public Policy; BS Physics 

Jeff has over 30 years’ experience in government science, technology and innovation policy in the US and Canada. His US experience includes the National Science Foundation, the National Academies and the Naval Research Laboratory. 

In Canada, Jeff has worked at Industry Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Council of S&T Advisors (CSTA). In 2014, he supported the Knox Panel on Government S&T. Most recently, he led the Federal S&T Secretariat supporting the Minister of Science and Deputy Minister Champion for Federal Science.  

At University of Ottawa, Jeff is a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy (ISSP) and Adjunct at the Telfer School of Management. Jeff is a board member of the Canadian Science Policy Centre and a past member of the Advisory Council of the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellows program. 

He is co-editor with Paul Dufour of A Lantern on the Bow: A History of the Science Council of Canada and its Contributions to the Science and Innovation Policy Debate (Invenire, 2018). He is author of Government Science 2020: Re-thinking Public Science in a Networked Age (2013) and co-author with Bruce Doern of Strategic Science in the Public Interest: Canada’s Government Laboratories and Science-based Agencies (2007).