José Caetano will study the creation and dissemination of scientific knowledge, that enabled the foundation of novel legislation and policies, regarding food and drug safety. His project aims to study how scientific knowledge moves through scientists, the public and policymakers, generating a new outline of science-based legislation. At the University of California-Irvine, the student will be able to build novel epistemic models to predict future science-based regulation outcomes, using data from History of Science episodes, investigating how policy decisions on scientific subjects can affect scientists’ behaviour, policymakers and the public, producing society-wide macro level outcomes.

University of Évora – University of California, Irvine

Grant duration: 6 months