I am a professor in the political science department at the Université de Montréal . Between 2010 and 2014, I was head of this department.
I completed a Ph.D. in comparative and Canadian public policy at McMaster University in 1999. My current research centres on the behavior of policy actors (interest groups, civil servants, public opinion …) and on the politics of scientific expertise in Europe and North America. My publications cover several subject areas, including contaminated soil, biotechnology, energy, climate change and public health. I receive research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Génome Québec and Genome Canada.
In 2006, my book, Misplaced Distrust, won the American Political Science Association’s Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize for the best book on environmental politics and policy.