Group members

The Health, Science & Technology research group brings together researchers, from across the Faculty of Social Sciences & Law and other faculties within the University, with expertise in topics connected to health and social sciences.

Group leads

Dr Maria Fannin, School of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: feminist theoretical approaches to health and new medical technologies and empirical research on the ‘tissue economies’ of health and medicine. 
 
Prof Judy Laing, University of Bristol Law School
Research interests: medical & mental health law, policy and human rights. 
 
Dr Sheelagh McGuiness, University of Bristol Law School
Research interests: health law, law and reproduction, and law and gender. 

Group members

Dr Suzanne Audrey, Bristol Medical School
Research interests: health inequalities and routine physical activity, especially walking and the pedestrian environment. 

Dr Victoria Bates, School of Humanities
Research interests: social history of medicine in modern British and Anglo-American contexts; medico-legal history and the arts in medicine/healthcare. 

Dr Annette Bergemann, School of Economics, Finance and Management
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Dr Giles Birchley, Bristol Medical School
Research interests: concepts pertaining, and methods used, to involve vulnerable groups in decisions, the scope of the so-called zone of privacy surrounding families and judging and replicating best practice between different types of ethics committees.

Prof Havi Carel, School of Arts
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Prof John Coggon, University of Bristol Law School
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Zuzana Deans, Bristol Medical School
Research interests: applied ethics, particularly in biomedicine and the relationship between theory and practice.

Dr John Downer, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the nexus between science, risk and governance; focussing on issues relating to the nature of expert authority, and the role of experts in debates about environmental and technological risk. 

Dr Adrian Flint, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the politics of development and North-South relations, in particular the interface between poverty, sustainable development, disease and political economy.

Prof John Foot, School of Modern Languages
Research interests: the history and memory of the radical psychiatry movement in Italy which eventually closed down the asylums.

Dr Josie Gill, School of Humanities
Research interests: contemporary literature, particularly Black British and African American writing.

Dr Anne Haase, School for Policy Studies
Research interests: individual and family-based theoretical interventions to lifestyle behaviour change, including chronic disease-preventive health behaviours and the benefits of exercise and diet in mental health.

Prof Pauline Heslop, School for Policy Studies
Research interests: learning disabilities and mortality.

Dr Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder, School of Economics, Finance and Management
Research interests: health economics and applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on the economics of obesity, diet and nutrition.

Prof Richard Huxtable, Population Health Science Institute, Bristol Medical School
Research interests: legal and ethical issues in end-of-life decision-making, surgery and paediatrics.

Dr Jonathan Ives, Bristol Medical School

Dr Mark Jackson, School of Geographical Sciences
Research interests: how the postcolonial imagination and decolonising intellectual projects are being shaped by posthumanism; rethinking the political and ethical meaning of critique within relational ecologies. 

Dr Saffron Karlsen, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the different ways in which ethnicity has meaning and relevance in people's lives, both for developing awareness of potential group affiliations and as a driver of health and other inequalities. 

Dr Catherine Kelly, University of Bristol Law School
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Prof Helen Lambert, Population Health Science Institute, Bristol Medical School
Research interests: the application of anthropological perspectives to a range of public health issues.

Prof Ken Oliphant, University of Bristol Law School
Research interests: a wide-ranging set of topics relating to English, European and comparative tort law, and compensation for incapacity. 

Prof Sarah Payne, School for Policy Studies
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Dr Oliver Quick, University of Bristol Law School
Research interests: medical law and patient safety.

Dr Matthew Ridd, Population Health Science Institute, Bristol Medical School
Research interests: continuity of patient care and patient-clinician relationships; and the diagnosis and treatment of skin problems commonly seen in primary care, in particular childhood eczema.

Prof Katharine Robson-Brown, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Research interests: human evolution and functional anatomy at the level of microstructure; osteoarchaeology, and the African diaspora; postcranial morphological variation within modern human populations; biomechanics of the spine in humans and other primates; microCT technology and its application to archaeology and anthropology.

Dr Jeff Round, Bristol Medical School
Research interests: applied and methodological topics in health economics and economic evaluation.

Dr Albert Sanchez Graells, University of Bristol Law School
Research interests: European economic law, with a main focus on competition law and public procurement. 

Prof Andrew Sturdy, School of Economics, Accounting and Management
Research interests: power and identity in the production and use of management ideas, especially in relation to management consultancy and organisational change. 
 
 
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