I am a sociologist of science and technology. My work explores the the social and ethical dimensions of the biosciences. At the moment, I’m mainly focused on three things: The ways in which organisations make decisions about research funding; the role and significance of automation in the biological sciences; and the practical and methodological consequences for researchers involved in collaborative projects.
I am currently based in the Science, Technology & Innovation Studies subject group at The University of Edinburgh where I work as part of the Engineering Life team and the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology. I previously worked in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London.