We have a long-standing history of research on the relationship between biomedical technologies and society. 

Our work explores health practices in the post-genomic era, biomodifying technologies, antimicrobial resistance, the gender and materialities of illness, disease, caring and ageing.

We also work on developing distinctive and important social science understandings of patterns and governance of health and disease in a global context. We ask:

  • How do new biomedical formations challenge social formations and infrastructures, including ethical values underpinning policy interventions and medical practice?
  • How can biomedicine help accomplish new forms of care, justice and social inclusion,  through new forms of knowledge production distribution and exchange across the North and the South that are decentered and non-hegemonic? 

Our researchers

Selected publications