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I was trained as a social anthropologist and STS scholar at the University of Cambridge, Harvard University and Durham University. I graduated from Durham Anthropology department in 2013 with a thesis called Locating Ethics, based on multi-sited ethnographic research with a World Health Organization funded NGO who build capacity in the ethical review of biomedical research in Asia. A description of the research and the wider ESRC project in which it evolved see here.
After submitting my PhD, I worked at the University of Durham on energy, buildings and low carbon transition infrastructure, on a project funded by the Durham Energy Institute. I then took up a post at the University of the West of Scotland on scientific interventions in the conservation of heritage buildings. For more on these projects see here.
As an Assistant Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, I teach undergraduate classes on Society and Technology and a graduate studio class called Writing Innovation Studio. I take part in the supervision of inter-European Studies of Society, Science and Technology (ESST) Masters students. Within the research group, I co-manage the Technologies in Practice (TiP) website and twitter account and run a series of informal interviews with visitors to the research group, called Tea in TiP. In 2014 I founded the ITU’s branch of the international academic writing group #shutupandwrite – occasional photos from the weekly events can be found on the TiP twitter feed. Since 2015 I have been a member of the ETHOS Lab research community at ITU and in Spring 2016 will serve as co-Head of Lab.
During my postdoctoral projects I have extended my empirical work with ethical review processes – particularly through the Biology and Law project at Harvard University – and continue to develop funding applications for projects which emerge out of my doctoral fieldwork on research infrastructure, research governance and biomedical knowledge.