Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice

THESP members at Science in Public conference

THESP was well represented at the recent Science in Public conference, held at The University of Sheffield (http://sipsheff17.group.shef.ac.uk/). Group members Choon-Key Chekar, Greg Hollin, Julia Swallow, and Karen Throsby presented their work together in the panel session Situating diverse publics, policies and professionals in contemporary medical practice.

Choon-Key and Julia discussed work from the ongoing Wellcome funded project Translations and transformations in patienthood: cancer in the post-genomics era (http://thesp.leeds.ac.uk/2015/02/translations-and-transformations-in-patienthood-cancer-in-the-post-genomics-era/); Karen presented work from her recently commenced Leverhulme funded project Sugar Rush (http://gender-studies.leeds.ac.uk/2017/04/19/sugar-rush-science-obesity-and-the-social-life-of-sugar/); while Greg focused upon his ongoing research concerning autism. Greg also presented on work undertaken with Eva Giraud (Keele) which broadly focuses on laboratory beagles (http://thesp.leeds.ac.uk/2016/02/new-article-focuses-on-the-care-of-laboratory-animals/) and also organised a panel entitled ‘Why has truth run out of steam: STS after Trump’ with Andy Balmer (Manchester), Des Fitzgerald (Cardiff), and Eva Giraud.

The conference was a huge success and we’d like to thank Warren Pearce and the other organizers from IHuman (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/education/research/ccpe/ihuman) for all their efforts.


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