Andrew Webster, Robin Williams

Andrew Webster is Director of the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU), at the University of York, which he established in 1988. He has been national Director of 2 ESRC programmes in the health field and is currently PI on a £1.5m ESRC- funded project on regenerative medicine, ‘REGenableMED’. He was Head of the Department of Sociology 2005-9 and Dean of Social Sciences, 2009-13 at York.|Robin Williams is Professor of Social Research on Technology in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. He studied Natural Science and Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge and took his PhD at the University of Aston, Technology Policy Unit before being appointed coordinator of socio-economic research on technology at the University of Edinburgh in 1986. His research into the social shaping of technology focuses on the design, implementation and use of Information Technology. His latest books, arising from his collaborative research with Neil Pollock into the biography of (enterprise system) artefacts and practices, are Software and Organisations: The Biography of the Enterprise-Wide System – Or how SAP Conquered the World (2009: Routledge) and How Industry Analysts Shape the Digital Future (2016: Oxford).