Biography

Noah Wescombe is currently an MPhil Candidate at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, where his focus is in Socio-Legal Informatics and Environmental Policy, examining the theoretical and practical implications of information systems use for agency and governance in society. His thesis will evaluate the theoretical and practical challenges of the Hydro-Socio-Legal approach to technological applications for Integrated Water Resource Management. 

He received his Bachelors in Social Policy from the University of Bristol with First Class Honours, winning the Best Dissertation Prize. He was also a recipient of the Ede and Ravenscoft Prize from the Faculty Dean for contribution to the academic community. He founded the Bristol Policy Review in 2018.

Noah has published in the fields of Sociology and Communication Studies, and recently presented working papers in Political Theory and Philosophy at the Political Studies Association Annual International Conference 2019 as an affiliate of the Schumacher Institute. He also has professional experience working at the intersection between law, policy, and technology, having led projects at a Deep Tech firm while still an undergraduate. His work has ranged from a consulting specialism in Blockchain operations and cybersecurity, to research on AI and Robotics for environmental science and policy.

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Research Interests

  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Social Informatics 
  • Legal Informatics
  • Social Hydrology
  • Ecological Economics
  • Jurisprudence
  • Contract Law
  • Political Theory
  • Sociology
  • Communication Studies.

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