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.