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Canadian Science Policy Centre | Jeff Kinder

Jeff Kinder

Director, Innovation Lab
Institute on Governance

Jeff has almost 30 years of experience in government science 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 the Council of Science and Technology Advisors. In 2014, he supported the External Advisory Group on Federal S&T (aka the Knox Panel). Most recently, he led the Federal Science and Technology Secretariat supporting the Minister of Science, the Deputy Minister Champion for Federal S&T and related initiatives. He is now on interchange with the Institute on Governance where he leads the ASPIRE Lab – Advancing Science Policy Innovation and Research Evidence.

At the University of Ottawa, Jeff is a Fellow of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy and an Adjunct Professor at the Telfer School of Management. He is author of Government Science 2020: Re-thinking Public Science in a Networked Age and co-author with Bruce Doern of Strategic Science in the Public Interest: Canada’s Government Laboratories and Science-Based Agencies (U. Toronto Press, 2007). He is author and co-editor with Paul Dufour of a forthcoming volume on the history of the Science Council of Canada. He holds a PhD in public policy, a Master’s in science, technology and public policy, and a BS is physics.