Please be aware that this talk contains images of facial trauma and surgery which could be distressing for some viewers
Dr Fay Bound Alberti (Department of History) delivers her YorkTalk ‘Challenging the face race: creating a new emotional framework for face transplants’ at the University of York, January 2020. Since the first face transplant in 2005, the race to lead this elite surgical field has accelerated, with medical teams around the world participating in what remains a novel and high risk clinical practice. UKRI Future Leaders Fellow Dr Fay Bound Alberti is a researcher who works on the histories of emotion, the body, medicine and cosmetic surgery. Her latest project, About Face, explores the emotional contexts of face transplants and shows how surgical innovation can outpace our capacity to address ethical and psychological concerns. In collaboration with clinicians and people living with visible facial difference, her work will inform clinical practice and help shape new tools to evaluate the emotional dimensions of this transformative surgery.
Read more about Dr Alberti’s research.