Medical Science and Technology

This research theme locates the ‘human’ of medical humanities in the scientific practices of biomedical science.

Model used in the teaching of Anatomy, Dublin.

N0037041 Model used in the teaching of Anatomy, Dublin. Photographed
19th June 2014. Credit: Anthony Edwards. Wellcome Images. Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc-nd 4.0.

We consider biomedical science and practices in diverse laboratory, clinical and public settings, using a wide range of technologies and techniques, involving complex social and cultural interactions, and within complex institutional settings.

We engage with philosophical, historical and social studies of science and technology, and have a strong concern with bridging the gap between science studies and broader humanities theories and methodologies.

Topics of the theme include:

  • Images and visualisations
  • Varieties of modelling
  • Medical practices in the lab, in the clinic, in the city
  • Personalised medicine
  • Bodies: biological, digital, material
  • Animals: human and other, in medical research


Crowdsourcing for Health

Validation and Models in Computational Biomedical Science: Philosophy, Science and Engineering

Imaging from bench to bedside for diagnosing and treating pulmonary hypertension.