Advait Deshpande is a senior analyst at RAND Europe. He holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from the Open University (UK). His primary research expertise is in the empirical, socio-political and techno-economic analysis of science, technology and society. Advait has carried out research and policy analysis for a number of clients including Chafea, DG JUST, Cedefop, the British Standards Institute, and the Department of Health and Social Care (England). Prior to joining RAND Europe, Advait was a postdoctoral researcher at the Open University, carrying out research relating to Agile business practices in the computing industry and employing qualitative research methodologies such as literature review, structured and semi-structured interviews, surveys, questionnaire design, focus groups and participatory workshops.