Monica Gattinger is Director of the University of Ottawa’s Institute for Science, Society and Policy and Associate Professor at uOttawa’s School of Political Studies. Her research and engagement focus on strengthening public policy and regulation in the context of fast-paced innovation and markets, fundamental social and value change, and lower levels of public trust in government, industry, science and expertise. She has spearheaded major projects and written widely on these topics as they relate to North American energy policy and Canadian arts and cultural policy.
Monica is a member of the International Advisory Board for the Washington-based think tank the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, a member of Pollution Probe’s Energy Exchange and Energy Ambassadors Advisory Councils, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the University of Ottawa Press and the journal Canadian Public Administration.
In 2016, Dr. Gattinger received a Departmental Achievement Award from Natural Resources Canada for Outstanding Leadership on public confidence in energy and mining development. Her expertise is regularly sought out by companies, industry associations, parliamentary committees, NGOs, government ministries and regulatory agencies at the municipal, provincial, national and international levels.
She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Carleton University.