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Greg Hollin’s article From the Profound to the Mundane: Questionnaires as Emerging Technologies in Autism Genetics has just been published in Science, Technology and Human Values,  making the case for looking at mundane technologies in biomedicine and how these operate alongside genomics and other ‘high-tech’ as part of the innovation process....

Image:  ‘Uncertainty’ by Natalia Medd  https://flic.kr/p/QS9n4a Anne Kerr There is a lot of hope that genomics will transform the way cancer is diagnosed and treated, by giving patients access to more precise information about their particular type of cancer and offering tailored, more effective treatments. A range of clinical trials...

The Centre hosts a reading group which meets regularly to discuss key texts on ethnography. This is organised by Greg Hollins G.Hollins@leeds.ac.uk. Please get in touch with Greg if you would like to come along.   The next meeting will be on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at 12:00 – 13:00...

Seminar: Rm 12.39 27th March 3-4pm All Welcome Sarah Chan, University of Edinburgh and Sonja Erikainen, University of Leeds Researchers, including social scientists, are increasingly being asked or required by funding bodies to undertake public engagement and, moreover, to embed public engagement within research programmes as an integrated component. Considerable...

THeSP Seminar Understanding the Role of Parenthood and Reproduction in Women’s Preferences for Disease Modifying Treatments for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Dr Ana Manzano (School of Sociology & Social Policy) and Dr Ieva Eskyte (School of Law) Rm 12.39 Social Sciences Building 3-4pm 30th January 2019 MS is the most common...

By Dr Edward Webb, Academic Unit of Health Economics (University of Leeds) As part of research on how people make choices about treatments for Multiple Sclerosis led by Dr Ana Manzano, we have published a  systematic review of discrete choice experiments. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative disease of the...

THeSP is part of an exciting new collaboration with Sheffield, York and Nottingham Universities. We will be working with the Institute of Science and Society at Nottingham, the Science, Technology and Medicine in Society group and the Research Institute for the Study of the Human at Sheffield and the Science and Technology...

A social scientist’s reflections on the opportunities and challenges of publishing in scientific journals. by Greg Hollin In October, Warren Pearce (of The University of Sheffield) and I published an article snappily titled Autism scientists’ reflections on the opportunities and challenges of public engagement: A qualitative analysis in the Journal of Autism...

Our next reading group will discuss Mass hysteria in Le Roy, New York: How brain experts materialized truth and outscienced environmental inquiry which was published in American Ethnologist in 2015 by Donna Goldstein and Kira Hall. https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/amet.12161 Abstract Teenage schoolgirls in Le Roy, New York, captured the attention of the U.S. public in...

We are delighted to welcome Jiuen Kim, a newly appointed Lecturer in Japanese Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and  Societies, to present at our next meeting on  Hematopolitics in South Korea and Japan The seminar will take place on 21st November 3-4pm Room 12.39 Social Sciences Building Jiuen is...