Janaina Pamplona da Costa


Associate Professor and Head of Department of Science and Technology Policy, University of Campinas, Brazil

Dr. Janaina Pamplona da Costa is Associate Professor and currently Head of Department at the Department of Science and Technology Policy (University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil). She is a faculty member at the Postgraduate Programme in Science and Technology Policy (UNICAMP) where she convenes courses on Methodology, Social Studies of Science and Technology, and Geography of Innovation. She also teaches a course on Science and Technology Studies for undergraduate students.

An economist by training (Bachelor’s in Economics, UNICAMP), Dr. Pamplona da Costa holds a Master’s degree in Science and Technology Policy (UNICAMP), and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies (2012) at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU/Sussex University, United Kingdom).

Associate Coordinator of the research group Public Policy, Geography of Innovation and Governance – GOING (UNICAMP), Dr. Pamplona da Costa´s research interests include network governance, geography of innovation, public health and emerging frameworks in science and technology with a focus on transformative innovation policies in Latin America.

She has worked in research projects funded by FAPESP (Brazil), CAPES Foundation (Brazil), European Union, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC/UK) and more recently the National Science Foundation (USA) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz, Brazil). Her research has been published in Social Studies of Science, Online Information Review, Brazilian Journal of Innovation and Palgrave Macmillan.

Interests in
Networks, governance and innovation; Regional development, territory and geography of innovation; Knowledge production in peripheral contexts; Emerging frameworks in ST&I policies; Public health and innovation

Open to contact in relation to
Peer learning / Mentoring / Work or consultancy / Research collaboration / Sharing experience and expertise


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