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PhD Researcher
Tilburg Law School - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)
Public Sector & International Organisations, Civil Society (NGO, Think Tanks), Academia
Italy, Netherlands, Japan

Anna Berti Suman is a PhD researcher at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society. Her PhD project aims at investigating how Citizen Sensing, grassroots-driven monitoring initiatives based on sensor technology, influences the governance of environmental health risk and how the practice can be integrated with institutional models of risk governance through its social and policy uptake. Besides academia, Anna volunteers for non-governmental organizations on environmental matters.
Anna has a background in Law from the University of Bologna (BA, MA, cum laude) and Transnational Law from the University of Geneva. Her specializations are Health Law and Technology, International and European Environmental Law, and Sustainable Innovation. She also holds a solid education in Comparative Constitutionalism and Constitutional Law. She has work and research experience in the health sector (Royal Brompton and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals, London), Extractive Industries (Unión de Afectados y Afectadas por las Operaciones Petroleras de Texaco, Ecuador) and Water Law (Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe, and Fundación Chile, Chile).

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Guest Talks: “Sensing the Risk” and “Citizen sensing from a legal standpoint”, Digital Economy Unit, Directorate B, European Commission Joint Research Center, Ispra (IT), November 2018. Workshop’s Discussion Group Leader: Discussion group on Methods in the Workshop ‘Big Data from the South: Towards a Research Agenda’, University of Amsterdam, December 2018. Workshop presentation: “Citizen’s participation for healthy cities: the ‘right to the city’ in action through citizen sensing”, Workshop ‘Sustainable, Safe and Resilient Urban Settlements: The Right to the City & Urban Inclusivity’, University of Groningen, October 2018. Guest talk: “Citizen Sensing within the dialogue between science and civil society on environmental risk governance”, Research Group ‘Rethinking Science and Public Participation’, University of Geneva (CH), September 2018. Conference presentation: “Citizen sensing in the Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance” on the panel ‘Civil Society and Community participation’, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium 2018, University of Strathclyde (UK), July 2018. Conference presentation: “Multi-stakeholder cooperation for safe and healthy urban environments: the case of Citizen Sensing” on the track ‘Livable Cities’, the European Urban Research Association Conference 2018, Tilburg University (NL), June 2018.
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