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 http://www.crds.org/research/faculty/Gregor_Wolbring2.shtml and about my research group at http://www.crds.org/research/faculty/Gregor_Wolbring.shtml.
Selected external publications
The below are selected publications from 2013. All Publications and most up to date version of the publication list see http://www.crds.org/research/faculty/Gregor_Wolbring2.shtml.
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
Maia, M.J.F.; Wolbring, G.
Complementarity between health technology assessment and parliamentary technology assessment. Vortrag auf der 2nd European TA Conference "The next horizon of technology assessment", Berlin, 25.-27.02.2015 - Book of Abstracts