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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 will be at 3-4pm on the following dates: 24 Oct 21 Nov 30 Jan 27 Feb 27 March 22 May Our first meeting on 24 October will be a General Meeting...

In October 2018, Sonja Erikainen will commence a one-year ESRC postdoctoral research fellowship titled Sex Binaries, Performance Enhancement and Elite Sport, mentored by Prof. Anne Kerr, director of the Centre or Health, Technologies and Social Practice. Sonja will be working on a monograph, building on the findings of her doctoral research...

We are delighted to announce that Greg Hollin has been awarded a Wellcome Research Fellowship in Humanities in Social Science for a project entitled ‘Hard knock life: Negotiating concussion and dementia in sport.’ Greg’s project is concerned with the increasing anxiety about the risks associated with concussive and sub-concussive head trauma...

Members of the Centre presented a paper at the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology meeting in Lancaster this summer. Julia Swallow, Choon Key Chekar and Anne Kerr’s paper with Sarah Cunningham-Burley (Edinburgh) on ‘Accomplishing complex genomic based multi-arm trials: Working with tissue, time and value’ was part...

We've been busy! Thesp members have been researching and writing articles and books. Here's what we've been up to.

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

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.