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Distinguished University Professor Emeritus 

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

University of Saskatchewan

T: (306) 966-4021



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Dr. Peter W.B. Phillips: Team Members

Dr. Phillips is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Policy and Founding Director of the Johnson-Shoyama Center for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. He earned his Ph.D. at the LSE and work for 13 years as an economist in industry and government. His research explores bioscience innovation policy related to global food security. He has held visiting appointments at the LSE, EUI, OECD, Chatham House, and the Universities of Edinburgh, Western Australia, and UTS Sydney. He has won major peer-reviewed grants worth >$250M, is author/editor of 17 books, >75 articles and >70 chapters and serves as an expert advisor for firms and governments around the world.

Related Publications

Phillips, P. and D. Castle. 2022. Ideas, Institutions, and Interests:  Canadian Provincial Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. University of Toronto Press.

Pixley, K, Falck-Zepeda, J, Paarlberg, R, Phillips, P, Slamet-Loedin, I, Dhugga, K, Campos, H and Gutterson, N. 2022. Genome Edited Crops for Improved Food Security of Smallholder Farmers. Nature Genetics.

Awada L, Nagy C, and Phillips P.W.B. 2021. Contribution of land use practices to GHGs in the Canadian Prairies crop sector. PLoS ONE 16(12): e0260946.

Phillips, P.W.B., Relf-Eckstein, J., Jobe, G., and Wixted, B., 2019. Configuring the new digital landscape in western Canadian agriculture. NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences, 90-91, p.100295.

Ugochukwu A.I., Phillips P.W.B., 2018. Technology Adoption by Agricultural Producers: A Review of the Literature. In: Kalaitzandonakes N., Carayannis E., Grigoroudis E., Rozakis S. (eds) From Agriscience to Agribusiness. Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management. Springer, Cham, p. 361-378.

Doern, G., Castle, D. and Phillips, P.W.B., 2016. Canadian Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

Phillips, P.W.B., Webb, G., Karwandy, J. and Ryan, C., 2012. Innovation in agri-food clusters. Cambridge (Massachusetts, Estados UNidos): CABI.

Phillips, P.W.B., 2007. Governing Transformative Technological Innovation. Oxford: Edward Elgar Publishing, p.306.


University of Saskatchewan


Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy


Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy

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