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.