Dr. Gregor Wolbring
Research area Innovation processes and impacts of technology
Phone: +49 721 608-28548 (ITAS-Sekretariat)
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
|1992 - 1998||Post-Doc, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics; Supervisor: Prof. Schnetkamp|
|1998 - 2008||Research Associate University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics (topic: thalidomide)|
|1998 - 2008||Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Dept. of Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, University of Calgary, Canada|
|2002 - 2005||Adjunct Assistant Professor, John Dossetor Health Ethic Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada|
|2005 - 2008||Adjunct Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary|
|since 2014||Member of scientific staff at ITAS|
|since 2008||Primary Position: Associate Professor in Department of Community Health Sciences, Stream Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Assistant Professor 2008-2012|
|since 2013||Visiting Professor of Ability Expectation and Ableism Studies American University of Sovereign Nations (AUSN); Visiting Professor (Faculty of Medicine), USA|
|since 2011||Fellow: Institute for Science, Society and Policy, University of Ottawa, Canada|
|since 2008||Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Critical Disability Studies, York University, Canada|
|since 2007||Part Time Professor Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada|
|since 2005||Affiliated Scholar, Center for Nanotechnology and Society at Arizona State University, USA|
Fields of work
- Ability expectation and Ableism Studies (short ability studies)
- Disability studies
- Technology assessment of social robotics, brain machine interfaces, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, human enhancement
- Energy, water, climate change policies
- Aging well
- Human security (food, water, ability....)
- Peace studies
- Determinants of health, global health, health technology assessment, law, care and policies
- Bioethic issues
- More about me at https://cumming.ucalgary.ca/node/3153 and about my research group at https://wolbring.wordpress.com/academic-life-of-my-students-the-wolbpack/.
Selected external publications
The below are selected publications from 2013.
Ecohealth through an ability studies and disability studies lens. In: Ecological Health: Society, Ecology and Health, Gislason, M. K., Ed. Emerald: London, UK, 2013; Vol. 15, pp. 91-107
Noga, J.; Wolbring, G.
The Oil and Gas Discourse from the Perspective of the Canadian and Albertan Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Oil and Gas Industry. Energies 2014, 7 (1), pp. 314-333
'Culture of Peace' from an Ability and Disability Studies Lens. In: Expanding Peace Ecology: Peace, Security, Sustainability, Equity and Gender; Perspectives of IPRA’s Ecology and Peace Commission, Oswald Spring, U.; Brauch, H.-G.; Tidball, K., Eds. Springer: New York, 2013; Vol. 12, p. 193
Wolbring, G.; Diep, L.; Yumakulov, S.; Ball, N.; Leopatra, V.; Yergens, D.
Emerging Therapeutic Enhancement Enabling Health Technologies and Their Discourses: What Is Discussed within the Health Domain? In: Healthcare 2013, 1 (1), pp. 20-52
Abdulla, B.; Wolbring G.
Analysis of newspaper coverage of active aging through the lens of the 2002 World Health Organization report Active Ageing: a policy framework and the 2010 Toronto Charter for Physical Activity: A Global Call for Action. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2013, 10(12), pp. 6799-6819
Wolbring, G.; Mackay, R.; Rybchinski, T.; Noga, J.
Disabled People and the Post-2015 Development Goal Agenda through a Disability Studies Lens. In: Sustainability 2013, 5 (10), pp.4152-4182
Wolbring, G.; Rybchinski, T.
Social Sustainability and Its Indicators through a Disability Studies and an Ability Studies Lens. In: Sustainability 2013, 5 (11), pp. 4889-4907
Assistive technologies for people with disabilities. Part III: Perspectives, needs and opportunities.
2018. European Union, Bruxelles. doi:10.2861/11162
Assistive technologies for people with disabilities. Part II: Current and emerging technologies.
2018. European Union, Bruxelles. doi:10.2861/567013
Assistive technologies for people with disabilities. Part I: Regulatory, health and demographic aspects.
2018. European Union, Bruxelles. doi:10.2861/364554
Assistive technologies - state of the art, regulation, perception and needs.
2017. 360⁰-Envsioning Meeting, STOA, Bruxelles, B, January 31, 2017
Assistive technologies for the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, education and jobs.
2016. STOA Panel Meeting, European Parliament, Strasbourg, Frankreich, 15.12.2016