Peter Calow is a professor in the Humphrey School's Science, Technology, and the Environment Area. He has held faculty positions in the United States, Denmark, and Britain. In addition, Professor Calow has had a number of government advisory positions in the UK, Denmark, and for the European Commission.
His current interests are centered on barriers to the use of science in public policy and include concerns about relevance, bias, and effective communication. He has published more than 300 papers and 20 books.
DSc (University of Leeds, 1984)
PhD (University of Leeds, 1972)
BS (University of Leeds, 1969)
News and Media
In the Media
Letter: Where Universities Have a Role in Fighting Disinformation
Financial Times, 08-29-2023
Letter: Storylistening's Role in Policy Advice
Commentary: What Better Education in Science Should Mean
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 12-19-2022
Letters: The Proper Role of Experts
Star Tribune, 04-19-2022
Environmental Inequality: The Other Minnesota Paradox
How Important is the Appliance of Science to Decisions on Public Policy?
The Guardian, 10-01-2021
A New Year's Resolution for Science
Even in a Pandemic, Don't Forget the Importance of Clean Drinking Water
Lawmakers Discuss Tighter Regulations for Private Water Wells
Forum News Service, 07-16-2020