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.
Abin Thomas (King’s College London) discusses affordable organ transplant in India, in light of the changing political and financial situation of the country, thereby continuing a conversation started at the “Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Movement of Body Parts” event, held at the University of Leeds on 5th May 2017.
Cecilia Vindrola-Padros (Department of Applied Health Research, University College London) writes on body parts provision and medical travel, continuing a conversation started at the “Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Movement of Body Parts” event, held at the University of Leeds on 5th May 2017.
The workshop brings together academics from the University of Leeds, University of Sheffield, and University Technology Sydney to explore what advances in biological knowledge might tell us about what it is to be human in the 21st century, what new communities and responsibilities they might create, and how law and policy should respond. The workshop also explores the values and norms that have become embedded in the science that is increasingly shaping law and policy.
We will be hosting the BSA conference Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts on 5th May 2017. The programme is now available.