Declan Kuch

Visiting Fellow

I'm a Visiting Fellow in the School of Humanities at UNSW. My research covers climate change, energy policy and the social dimensions of the life sciences. I jointly hold the position (together with Dr. Sophie Adams) of Operating Agent for Australia's involvement with the User-Centred Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Program under the International Energy Agency. I also co-lead (with Prof. Matthew Kearnes) the Social Dimensions stream of ARC Centre of Excellence in CBNS. My primary research involves the social, ethical and political dimensions of targeted therapies and precision medicine.

I have also published widely on topics related to climate change policy and energy, including ‘The Rise and Fall of Carbon Emissions Trading’ (2015, Palgrave McMillan’s Energy and Environment Series edited by David Elliot). I have consulted to the Australian Council of Learned Academies on public engagement with technology.

Books
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Kuch DL, 2015, The Rise and Fall of Carbon Emissions Trading, Palgrave MacMillan, London, http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/The-Rise-and-Fall-of-Carbon-Emissions-Trading/?sf1=barcode&st1=9781137490377
2015
Book Chapters
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Morgan B; Kuch D, 2020, 'Diverse legalities: Pluralism and Instrumentalism', in Gibson K; Dombrowski K (ed.), Handbook of Diverse Economies, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK
2020
Kuch D; Stringer N; Marshall L; Young S; Roberts M; Macgill I; Bruce A; Passey R, 2019, 'An Energy Data Manifesto', in Good Data, Institute of Networked Cultures, Amsterdam, pp. 77 - 93, http://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/tod-29-good-data/
2019
Morgan B; Kuch D, 2017, 'Sharing Subjects and Legality: Ambiguities in Moving Beyond Neoliberalism', in Higgins V; Larner W (ed.), Assembling Neoliberalism: Expertise, Practices, Subjects, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, pp. 219 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-58204-1
2017
Journal articles
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Kuch D; Kearnes M; Gulson K, 2020, 'The promise of precision: datafication in medicine, agriculture and education', Policy Studies, vol. 41, pp. 527 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2020.1724384
2020
Kuch D, 2019, 'Locating Postgenomics – Precision Medicine, Justice and Democracy', BioSocieties, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41292-019-00156-6
2019
Kearnes M; Kuch D; Johnston A, 2018, 'How to do things with metaphors: Engineering life as hodgepodge', Life Sciences, Society and Policy, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40504-018-0084-z
2018
Kuch DL, 2017, '“Fixing” climate change through carbon capture and storage: situating industrial risk cultures', Futures, vol. 92, pp. 90 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2017.02.001
2017
Morgan B; Kuch DL, 2016, 'The Socio-Legal Implications of the New Politics of Climate Change', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 39, pp. 1715 - 1740, http://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/39-4-1.pdf
2016
Morgan B; Kuch D, 2015, 'Radical Transactionalism: Legal Consciousness, Diverse Economies, and the Sharing Economy', Journal of Law and Society, vol. 42, pp. 556 - 587, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6478.2015.00725.x
2015
Kuch D, 2015, 'The politics of carbon markets, edited by Benjamin Stephan and Richard Lane (Routledge Studies in Environmental Policy), London, Routledge, 2015, xiii + 284 pp., $155.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-0-415-707-13-8', Environmental Politics, vol. 24, pp. 844 - 846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2015.1055883
2015
Morgan B; Kuch D, 2015, 'Dissonant Justifications: Community Energy Lessons from Pingala', People, Place and Policy Online, vol. 9, pp. 177 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.3351/ppp.0009.0003.000
2015
Kuch DL; Titus A, 2014, 'Emerging Dimensions of Networked Energy Citizenship: the case of Coal Seam Gas mobilization in Australia', Communication, Politics and Culture, vol. 47, pp. 35 - 59, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=820717668178881;res=IELAPA
2014
Kuch D; Healy SA, 2008, 'Emissions trading: `Grip on reality` or just `trust in numbers`?', Australian Journal of Public Affairs
2008
Other
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MacGill I; Bruce A; Kuch D; Marshall L; Stringer N, 2017, CEEM Submission to the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market, Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market
2017
Reports
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Kuch DL; Ladwig J; Titus A; Webb S, 2013, Managing Low Emissions Coal Technologies project risk: The role of public awareness, Coal Innovation Board of the NSW Department of Trade and Investment,
2013
Morgan B; Kuch D; Ngo J, 2013, Submission to Crowd-Sourced Equity Financing Enquiry (2013), Corporations and Market Activity Committee, Australian Federal Government
2013

World Social Science Fellow (ISSC)

  • Public engagement with science and technology
  • Precision medicine, biobanking
  • Renewable energy policy 
  • Carbon capture and storage/geosequestration 
  • Unconventional gas 
  • Carbon pricing
  • Platform cooperativism and the sharing economy
Subject areas