The Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice is an interdisciplinary centre at the University of Leeds, launched in October 2012.
It draws together researchers with interests in the social practices through which technologies of health are designed, delivered and implemented. Current research includes work on responsible innovation, patient reported outcomes, evidence based policy and inclusive technologies.
The Centre runs seminars and events and members participate in a range of other projects and study groups.
What it is like for people to undergo screening and monitoring for cancer when they have not been diagnosed with the disease itself?
Thesp members' new article questions the widely accepted view that biomedical research is straightforwardly driving improvements in cancer care, demonstrating the importance of social research about living with and beyond cancer in improving cancer services and reducing the risk of cancer. It also underlines the importance of journalists, public commentators and social researchers investigating and taking into account the different experiences and perspectives of a range of people affected by cancer so that their voices can be heard and services shaped to cater for their needs.
Seminar: The network of genomic expertise: Investigating bio-clinical decision-making in cancer precision medicine
The network of genomic expertise: Investigating bio-clinical decision-making in cancer precision medicine
Pascale Bourret and Alberto Cambrosio
7th June 2018 12pm-2pm (lunch provided at 12pm)
12.21 & 12.25 Social Sciences Building
We've been busy! Thesp members have been researching and writing articles and books. Here's what we've been up to.