Carmen McLeod is Research Fellow, Responsible Research and Innovation, based in the University of Nottingham’s Synthetic Biology Research Centre. She is an anthropologist, with an interdisciplinary research background, who has a particular interest in applying ethnographic methods to investigate the conceptual and policy applications of a ‘Responsible Innovation’ framework within emerging technoscientific contexts. Carmen has published on science-society relations, transparency, and animal laboratory research; discourses of ‘responsibility’ in the governance of scientific research; and on gender, ethics and hunting.