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Boris Popov

  • Durham University Department of Geography
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Boris' academic career began at the University of Toronto in the Department of Chemistry where he completed an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in chemistry. As a part of his degree, he completed the bulk of his modules in the sciences, primarily in chemistry supplemented by biology, mathematics and physics. His optional modules covered the areas of humanities (history) and social sciences (political science, geography). During the completion of his undergraduate degree, Boris had the opportunity to work in various laboratories as well as at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. It is during this time that Boris realised that he did not want to pursue a career of working in the lab. Instead, he decided to pursue something that still made use of his scientific background but took him in a new direction. That new direction turned out to be studies in STS; not to mention moving across the ocean to a new country. Boris completed a Masters of Arts (by research) degree in Science, Technology and Society (STS) at the Institute for Science & Society at the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Dr. Sujatha Raman. Boris' 25000 word thesis dealt with how different stakeholders assess the various risks and uncertainties associated with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). In 2010, Boris was awarded a PhD scholarship to pursues studies at Durham University in the Department of Geography. Situated within the complex relationship between science and society, the Boris' PhD research sets out to assess and enhance strategies for translating the findings from scientific research with social implications of risks to diverse non-academic audiences. Boris' research is supervised by Prof. S.E. Curtis, Dr. A.E. Densmore and Mr. S. Sutherland. Boris' research interests include, but not limited to: research communication, knowledge translation, knowledge exchange and transfer, knowledge transfer, science communication, risk communication, health communication, public engagement with science and technology and all things STS.

Professional experience

Tutor / Marker

Durham University, Department of Geography

October 2010 - May 2011(7 months)

Technical Customer Service Representative

Testmark Laboratories

May 2009 - August 2009(3 months)

Research Assistant

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.

May 2008 - September 2008(4 months)

Research Assistant

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.

May 2007 - September 2007(4 months)


Doctor of Philosophy - Human Geography

Geography Department, Durham University

October 2010 - Present

Master of Arts - Science, Technology & Society

Institute for Science & Society, University of Nottingham

September 2009 - October 2010(a year)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Chemistry Specialist

Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto

September 2004 - December 2008(4 years)

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