Debanjana Dey




Debanjana is a Post-doctoral policy fellow at the DST- Centre for Policy Research at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. She was awarded her PhD degree by the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) at CSIR- National Institute of Science Technology and Development Studies (CSIR-NISTADS), New Delhi. She holds a master’s degree in Biotechnology.

Prior to joining DST-CPR, IISc she worked with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a policy research think tank at New Delhi on the Science Diplomacy Project. She has also worked with CSIR NISTADS and has been part of two projects funded by Office of Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and Department of Science and Technology. She was also associated with Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR and has been part of projects funded by Foundation for Ecological Security, Gujarat and ICSSR- Major Research Programme. She has published research articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and digital platforms.

Research Interests:

Debanjana’s research interests lies in Science Technology and Society (STS) Studies. Her current research focuses on Science and Policy relationships in formal systems as well as informal local knowledge systems; Ecosystem and Biodiversity studies; Agricultural science and technology; Innovation system for inclusive development; and Science Diplomacy.


Articles in Refereed Journals:

Raina, R.S and Dey, D (2020) “How we know biodiversity: institutions and knowledge-policy relationships”. Sustainability Science, 5: 975-984

Dey, D (2017) “Are Small-sized firms really innovative? Understanding the Indian scenario”. Current Science, 112: 6, 1121-1126.

Dey, D (2017) “Sahiwal- a policy pointer in Indian context”. Journal of Livestock Sciences, 8: 88-91.

Raina, R.S and Dey, D (2016) “The Valuation Conundrum: Biodiversity and Science-Policy Interface in India’s livestock sector”. Economic and Political Review, LI 47: 70-78.

Book Review:

Dey, D (2021) “Applied Biosecurity: Global Health, Biodefense, and Developing Technology”-Book review. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 23,2: 117-121

Dey, D (2021) “Ethical Tensions from New Technology: The Case of Agricultural Biotechnology”- Book review. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 23,1: 81-86

Dey. D (2020) “Food, Genetic Engineering and Philosophy of Technology: Magic Bullets, Technological Fixes and Responsibility to the Future”- Book Review. Asian Biotechnology and Development  Review, 22, 2&3: 89-93.

Book Chapter:

Dey, D (2017) “Innovation systems for livestock Development in India: Within and beyond sectoral systems”. In Innovation, Creativity and Development: Strategies for inclusiveness and sustainability (Ed) Lundvall, B.A., Palar, M., Rafianti, L. and Mulyana, I. Unpad Press, Bandung-Sumedang, 23-36.

Web Articles and Vlog:

Dey, D (2021) “Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES): Open to International Cooperation” Science Diplomacy Review, Vol.3,1, April, pp.79-81

Dey, D and Sinha, S (2021) Video Blog on ‘Gender, Science Diplomacy and SDG-5’ on International Women’s Day. Available at

Dey, D (2020) “A Virus and the New Normal”., July 5.

Dey, D and Banerjee, T (2020) “We Need to Rethink our Economies to Avoid Future Epidemics”. Vikalp, May 28.