This cluster combines the department’s distinctive expertise in the sociology of science and epistemology and governance with our capacity in contemporary biomedicine, technology and society.
Key research themes include:
- Science, knowledge and epistemology
- Biomedicine, biotechnology and governance
- Nutritional science and food security
- Pharmaceutical medicine, health and neuroscience
- Theoretical and empirical engagements with the biological sciences
Current Research Projects:
Medicated Sleep and Wakefulness - A Social Scientific Investigation of Stakeholder Interests, Policies and Practices, ESRC (April 2011-Janaury 2014), Simon Williams.
Making Science Public - Challenges and Opportunities, Leverhulme Trust, (May2012 – April 2016), Alex Smith
Genomic Sovereignty in a Global Context: Comparative Exchanges on Justice, Ethics and Medicine, Brocher Foundation, (January 2014- December 2014), Amy Hinterberger (with Ernesto Schwartz-Marin)
Chimeric Organisms and the Ethics of 'Humanization', Wellcome Trust Small Grant Award (September - December 2014), Amy Hinterberger.
Recent Research Projects:
Animals and post-human futures, Institute of Advanced Study, (August 2012 – July 2013) Nickie Charles (with David Lambert & Laura E Green)