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