Profª. Drª. Janaina Oliveira Pamplona da Costa

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Dr. Janaina Pamplona da Costa is Associate Professor and currently Head of Department at the Department of Science and Technology Policy (University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil). She is a faculty member at the Postgraduate Programme in Science and Technology Policy (UNICAMP) where she convenes courses on Methodology, Social Studies of Science and Technology, and Geography of Innovation. She also teaches a course on Science and Technology Studies for undergraduate students.

An economist by training (Bachelor’s in Economics, UNICAMP), Dr. Pamplona da Costa holds a Master’s degree in Science and Technology Policy (UNICAMP), and a PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies (2012) at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU/Sussex University, United Kingdom).

Associate Coordinator of the research group Public Policy, Geography of Innovation and Governance – GOING (UNICAMP), Dr. Pamplona da Costa´s research interests include network governance, geography of innovation, public health and emerging frameworks in science and technology with a focus on transformative innovation policies in Latin America.

She has worked in research projects funded by FAPESP (Brazil), CAPES Foundation (Brazil), European Union, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC/UK) and more recently the National Science Foundation (USA) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz, Brazil).


Network governance and alignment; innovation networks and regional development; geography of innovation; knowledge production; transformative innovation and (re)emergent/diseases.


Undergraduate: GN101–Science, Technology & Society; GN105–Theory and Methods of Science.

Postgraduate: CT122 – Social Studies of Science and Technology, CT130 – Research Methods in Science and Technology, CT091 – Master´s Dissertation Seminars; CT050 – Geography of Innovation, Technology Policy and Network Governance.


Pamplona da Costa, J, Sica de Campos, A.L., Cintra, P.R., Greco, L.F. and Poker, J.H. (2021), "The nature of rapid response to COVID-19 in Latin America: an examination of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico", Online Information Review, Vol. 45 No. 4, pp. 729-750.

Shrum W, Aggrey J, Campos A, et al. Who’s afraid of Ebola? Epidemic fires and locative fears in the Information Age. Social Studies of Science. 2020;50(5):707-727. doi:10.1177/0306312720927781

Pamplona da Costa, Janaina. Alignment in regional networks: towards new metrics to assess the effectiveness of technology policy|Alinhamento de redes em uma região em processo de catching-up: em busca de novas métricas para avaliar a efetividade da política tecnológica. REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ESTUDOS URBANOS E REGIONAIS, v. 21, p. 390-411, 2019. DOI:

P. Macnaghten, R. Owen, J. Stilgoe, B. Wynne, A. Azevedo, A. de Campos, J. Chilvers, R. Dagnino, G. di Giulio, E. Frow, B. Garvey, C. Groves, S. Hartley, M. Knobel, E. Kobayashi, M. Lehtonen, J. Lezaun, L. Mello, M. Monteiro, J. Pamplona da Costa, C. Rigolin, B. Rondani, M. Staykova, R. Taddei, C. Till, D. Tyfield, S. Wilford & L. Velho (2014) Responsible innovation across borders: tensions, paradoxes and possibilities, Journal of Responsible Innovation, 1:2, 191-199, DOI: 10.1080/23299460.2014.922249