Stephanie Parsons (Anglia Ruskin University) shares findings from her research, originally presented at the Leeds conference "Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Movement of Body Parts".
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.
Karen Throsby explains how sugar has become the new public health bête noir and discusses her new research project exploring scientific knowledge production, validation and popular appropriation; the role of generation, gender, race an class in the production of embodied citizenship; the politics of food in the context of austerity; and contemporary panics around health and body size.
Julia Swallow discusses the complexities of measuring cost-effectiveness for treatments that target sub-types of cancer, focusing on the recent debate around NHS funding for Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine), a targeted breast cancer drug.
Ana Manzano is the principal investigator on the CRIMSON project, which aims to find out how people recently diagnosed with MS make decisions about their treatment.
Engineer Ray Holt reflects on Margrit Shildrick's recent talk in the Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice, asking, what counts as a prosthesis?
Rosemary Lucy Hill explains how the conventions of data visualisation offer a seemingly transparent window onto neutral data, when really what they are presenting is linked to Enlightenment truth claims and the imperialistic project.
Tom Clarke learned about the local use of open data at a ‘Health Innovation Lab’ run by Student Data Labs, which aims to teach students data science skills by working on projects that have social value.
Emily Ross reflects on the findings of the Scottish Cancer Conference: the continued emphasis on ‘lifestyle factors’ as causes of cancer; the impact of genomics; and patient involvement in research.