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.
Genomic medicine: Patients’, practitioners’ and family members’ hopes for the future. Initial findings from the “Cancer and Society in the 21st Century” project
Choon Key Chekar reports the initial findings from the “Cancer and Society in the 21st Century” project.
Dr Florence Chiew will discuss the work of biologist Jakob von Uexküll and anthropologist Gregory Bateson, focusing on their fascination with the questions of intersubjectivity, animal communication and the interplay between organism and environment.
As part of the activities at THESP we run a monthly reading group. This year we will be reading Natasha Myers’ book Rendering life molecular: models, modelers, and excitable matter (2015; Duke University Press). All are welcome to pop along. For further information on times and locations please email Greg Hollin: email@example.com