Professor Maria Nedeva

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Position: Professor of Science and Innovation Dynamics and Policy & IMP Divisional Head
Academic unit: Innovation, Management and Policy


Intellectually, Prof. Nedeva's research is about science dynamics; more specifically it is about ‘policy driven’ change affecting both the social conditions of science and research (organisations, relationships and rules of exchange; structures etc.) and their intellectual conditions. The notion (theory) of science as a relationship between research fields and research spaces, that Prof. Nedeva is developing provides an intellectual lens for the analysis of the links between the social and the intellectual conditions of science and research; between policy and knowledge with particular epistemic properties.Within this broad intellectual agenda, Prof. Nedeva has contributed in substance to debates along four research lines, namely:
  • Research organisations (universities, research establishments and research networks), policy and pressures for change;
  • Academy industry links;
  • Research funders, selection and support of research
  • Research policy, evaluation and impact

Research Interests

Prof. Nedeva has endeavoured persistently to develop new perspectives and concepts that started at the margins of the field of science studies, but have now become prominent and well established; this effort has resulted in clearly demonstrable academic and stakeholder impact. Prof. Nedeva has created a strong and coherent body of work, which, while spanning several related areas, has a clear unifying feature: Prof. Nedeva develops new concepts to understand dynamics and interplay of scientific knowledge production and its governance. She works on research funders, research organisations, the interplay of research organisations and firms, and the overall science (and innovation) policy to support knowledge production and exploitation. In this work, Prof. Nedeva is developing perspectives that allow making sense of seminal trends which have altered the nature of knowledge production.

Prof. Nedeva was awarded a project grant funded by the ERC (EURECIA) and headed a team of internationally leading academics in four different research fields. EURECIA's output and dissemination have already changed the way funding agencies look at their impact, and researchers and research organisations understand how they are influenced by the ERC.

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  • Nedeva, M., Bleiklie, I., Braun, D., Cruz-Castro, L., Enders, J., Engwall, L., ... Wedlin, L. (2015). Towards European Science: Dynamics and Policy of an Evolving European Research Space. Edward Elgar.. Publication link: 9fbc1721-5be5-4f8a-8d3e-19ea097758f0
  • Wedlin, L., & Nedeva, M. (2015). Quo Vadis European Science? In Towards European Science: Dynamics and Policy of an Evolving European Research Space. (pp. 199-207). Edward Elgar. . Publication link: 4409b03e-3324-487f-902e-ca115a52aac7
  • Nedeva, M., & Wedlin, L. (2015). From Science in Europe to European Science. In Towards European Science: Dynamics and Policy of an Evolving European Research Space. (pp. 12-37). Edward Elgar. . Publication link: c7b76914-b636-4926-81a7-df223e817518
  • Wedlin, L., & Nedeva, M. (2015). Toward European Science: an introduction. In Towards European Science: Dynamics and Policy of an Evolving European Research Space. (pp. 1-12). Edward Elgar. . Publication link: f0ca154b-0b19-49e4-a491-5af80cc5e57d


  • Barker, K., Nedeva, M., Kate, . U., Ali, S., Musselin, . U. (Ed.), Teixeira, C. (Ed.), & Pedro, N. (Ed.) (2014). Change is in the Air: Pressures, Organizations, Fields and University Research. In Reforming Higher Education: Public Policy Design and Implemention Higher Education Dynamics. (Vol. 41). Springer Verlag. . Publication link: 26e0bffe-c731-4734-95a9-1421abbf60ef
  • Nedeva, M. (2014). Evaluation of the Danish Council for Independent Research: report of the evaluation panel. Denmark: Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.. Publication link: 3a66c4f6-98a8-48f9-ba05-b81b0750aa31
  • Reale, E., Nedeva, M., Thomas, D., & Primeri, E. (2014). Evaluation through impact: a different view point. Journal for Science and Technology Policy Evaluation, 39, 36-41. . Publication link: 6cd737bc-7e6a-48e3-bc9d-8fb02b37d546


  • Nedeva, M. (2013). 'The European Research Council and its Impact on National Level Policy for Science. Unknown Journal, 241-258. . Publication link: 6a8ee525-a26f-46eb-a362-815cd3f7fdfd
  • Nedeva, M., Barker, K., Ali, S., Musselin, C. (Ed.), & Teixeira, P. (Ed.) (2013). 'Policy pressures and the changing organisation of university research. In Reforming Higher Education: Public Policy Design and Implementation: Higher Education Dynamics. (pp. 175-189). Springer Verlag. . Publication link: bac526eb-5ceb-42a4-916b-d6bcad416484


  • Nedeva, M., Braun, D., Edler, J., Glaser, J., Laredo, P., Laudel, G., ... Whitley, R. (2012). Understanding and Assessing the Impact and Outcomes of the European Research Council and its Funding Schemes. European Research Council.. Publication link: 48752f0a-8597-41ea-be22-8ede19b88063


  • Nedeva, M., Mucha, J. (Ed.), & Leszczynska, K. (Ed.) (2010). Public Sciences and Change: science dynamics revisited. In Society, Culture and Technology at the Dawn of the 21st Century. (pp. 19-39). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. . Publication link: 53bc7c0b-8161-46b6-ac11-af45b626779e



  • Nedeva, M. (2008). New tricks and old dogs? The ‘third mission’ and the re-production of the university. In The World Yearbook of education 2008: Geographies of Knowledge/Geometries of Power: Framing the Future of Higher Education. (pp. 85-105). New York: Routledge. . Publication link: 15af76f5-bac9-44c1-9718-fbd50b791608


  • Edler, J., Joly, P-B., Kuhlmann, S., Nedeva, M. N., Propp, T., Rip, A., ... Thomas, D. (2007). Understanding "Fora of Strategic Intelligence for Research and Innovation". (PRIME). Prime.. Publication link: f0e696a4-0f78-488d-bb49-f5a7d24d9df8



  • Nedeva, M. N. (2004). The Impact of the Ethical Review Process for Research Using Animals in the UK: attitudes to training and monitoring by those working under the Animals Act 1986. Unknown Journal, 13. . Publication link: 00c80cf3-6bf3-4a7e-bca5-e7803a081a4b
  • Nedeva, M. N., Cox, D., & Boden, R. (2004). Scrutinising Science, The Changing UK Government of Science. Palgrave Macmillan .. Publication link: 3a2d1cf2-a252-443d-9a45-05610a069630
  • Nedeva, M., Cox, D., & Boden, R. (2004). The Appliance of Science: new public management and strategic change. In host publication.. Publication link: bc2a37bd-5286-446c-97ae-6c3449944043


  • Nedeva, M., Barre, R., & Van der Meulen, B. (2003). Towards a European Research Council : structured review of evidence. ERCEG.. Publication link: b79c171d-708d-4405-aab4-c2916222ff73
  • Nedeva, M., Georghiou, L., Cunningham, P., Glynn, S. M., & Rigby, A. (2003). Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities for the UK's Science and Engineering Base. No publisher name.. Publication link: 83ac1198-523c-45aa-b8e7-5d97d63a5339
  • Nedeva, M., & Georghiou, L. (2003). Assessment of the Estonian Research, Development, Technology and Innovation Funding System. Estonian Ministry of Science.. Publication link: 5a2d87f6-c24c-42f2-a2dc-bc57f7ece937


  • Nedeva, M. N. (2002). The Impact of the Introduction of the Ethical Review Process for Research Using Animals in the UK: attitudes to alternatives among those working with experimental animals. Unknown Journal. . Publication link: 4955835d-0d48-45c4-92d2-902fe246c311
  • Nedeva, M. N., Georghiou, L., Cameron, H., & Barker, K. E. (2002). Connectivity: essence, scope and indicators. (EPSRC). EPSRC.. Publication link: 0d088e4c-122d-41d5-8419-c415dd3d2042
  • Nedeva, M. N., & Howells, J. (2002). Policy Responses Facilitating Effective Academy-Industry Links: experiences in member states. In host publication.. Publication link: 6b4a0073-6664-4497-9020-f85ee548f3de


  • Nedeva, M. N. (2000). When David met Goliath: R&D co-operation in the context of changing political realities. Unknown Journal. . Publication link: c96a9ef7-6a88-4dd0-80f1-f005d92ec34a


  • Nedeva, M., Georghiou, L., & Halfpenny, P. (1999). Benefactors or beneficiary - The role of industry in the support of university research equipment. Journal of Technology Transfer, 24(2-3), 139-147. . Publication link: 5eff5078-a283-4507-a12d-9153664f1329
  • Nedeva, M., & Paul, W. (1999). The benefits and costs of the enlargement of co-operative R&D activities: The geographical enlargement of COST. Unknown Journal, in prep. . Publication link: 6a4d8b29-84df-49bb-b774-316c4befbe5e
  • Cunningham, P., & Nedeva, M. (1999). Towards a system of continuous evaluation and monitoring for European co-operation in scientific and technical research (COST). Research Evaluation, 8(3), 142-154. . Publication link: 2b2cf391-66ab-4008-95e2-a8fd3e4a2f6c


  • Nedeva, M. N. (1998). Winners, Losers or Symmetrical Exchange: Research Collaboration with the Countries from Central and Eastern Europe. In host publication.. Publication link: 22a48a55-4027-49a6-8352-644ec37150d9


  • Nedeva, M. N. (1997). Academie a uniwersytety, szyli: szy rzeczyqiscie Europa Wschodnia zle to skalkulowala?Unknown Journal, 4 (134). . Publication link: 1395e2b5-ced7-4ed4-8b31-d9ae4ba98a8f


  • Nedeva, M. N. (1996). Structures of national research systems and their implications for Science and Technology Policy. In host publication.. Publication link: acabab59-41c1-4cc3-abfd-16a0106f2c16
  • Nedeva, M., Georghiou, L., Loveridge, D., & Cameron, H. (1996). The use of co-nomination to identify expert participants for Technology Foresight. R and D Management, 26(2), 155-168. . Publication link: a43c2a79-41b5-41f0-a4c7-0304cedb8703


  • Nedeva, M., Loveridge, D., & Georghiou, L. (1995). United Kingdom Technology Foresight Programme Delphi Survey. Office of Science & Technology.. Publication link: f08b784c-15cf-42ab-a5b0-55210f12f164