Professor Nikolas Rose

Nikolas Rose is Professor of Sociology at Kings College London. He was trained as a biologist before switching to psychology and then to sociology. He is founder and co-editor of BioSocieties: an interdisciplinary journal for social studies of the life sciences. has published widely on the social and political history of the human sciences, on the genealogy of subjectivity, on the history of empirical thought in sociology, on law and criminology, and on changing rationalities and techniques of political power. His most recent books include Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind (written with Joelle Abi-Rached, 2013), Governing The Present (written with Peter Miller, 2008) and The Politics of Life Itself : Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century(2006). He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Society and Ethics Division of the Human Brain Project, Chair of the Neuroscience and Society Network, was previously a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and is a member of the Science Policy Advisory Group of the Royal Society.

Projects & Grants:
Human Brain Project, Social and Ethical Division: The Foresight Lab, European Commission, €500,000 approx., as part of €70m funding of ‘ramp-up’ phase of Human Brain Project, a €1 bn + 10 year project to simulate the human brain.
Mental Health, Migration and the Megacity, £650,000 approx. ESRC Newton Fund, NR is CO-I, 1.1.16-31.12.19.

Rose, N., Fitzgerald, D. and Singh, I. (2016) ‘Revitalizing sociology: urban life and mental illness between history and the present’, British Journal of Sociology, 67 (1) 138-160.

Rose, N. Wahlberg, A. (2015) ‘The governmentalization of living: calculating global health’, Economy and Society, 44 (1) 60-90.

Rose, N.,0 (2015) ‘Neuroscience and the future for mental health?’, Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 25 (2) 95- 100.

Rose, N. (2013) ‘The human sciences in a biological age’, Theory, Culture and Society, 30 (1) 3-34.

Rose, N., Wahlberg, A., Rehmann-Sutter, C., Sleeboom-Faulkner, M., Lu, G., Döring, O., Cong, Y., Laska-Formejster, A., He, J., Chen, H. & Gottweis, H. (2013) ‘From global bioethics to ethical governance of biomedical research collaborations’, Social Science & Medicine, 98: 293-300.

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