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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...

We are delighted to announce that Julia Swallow has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Secondment Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science. The secondment fellowships enable research fellows already funded by Wellcome to spend three-six months working at non-academic organisations to carry out research and develop skills. Julia will carry out the...

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...