Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice

Launched in October 2012, the centre draws together researchers with interests in the social practices through which technologies of health are designed, delivered and implemented

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We are holding a series of meetings this academic year to support social research in health, technology and society. The meetings...

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In October 2018, Sonja Erikainen will commence a one-year ESRC postdoctoral research fellowship titled Sex Binaries, Performance Enhancement and Elite Sport,...

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We are delighted to announce that Greg Hollin has been awarded a Wellcome Research Fellowship in Humanities in Social Science for...

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Members of the Centre presented a paper at the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology meeting in Lancaster...

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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  

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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.

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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: g.hollin@leeds.ac.uk

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Dr Alicia Perez-Blanco will discuss the ethical dilemmas related to two procedures currently used in intensive care units to recruit organ donors: non therapeutic elective ventilation (EV) and non-heart-beating organ donation also called controlled donation after circulatory death (cDCD).

Date and Time Wed 13 September 2017 14:00 – 15:00 BST

Location Room 12.21 Social Sciences Building University of Leeds

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In October 2018, Sonja Erikainen will commence a one-year ESRC postdoctoral research fellowship titled Sex Binaries, Performance Enhancement and Elite Sport,...

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We are delighted to announce that Greg Hollin has been awarded a Wellcome Research Fellowship in Humanities in Social Science for...

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What it is like for people to undergo screening and monitoring for cancer when they have not been diagnosed with the disease itself?

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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.

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