Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

New Chancellor's Fellows

Congratulations to Catherine Montgomery and Rebecca Hewer from our Centre

Forty of the University’s most promising early career researchers have been awarded prestigious fellowships to develop their innovative work. The new Chancellor’s Fellows have been selected from across the University to be part of the five-year programme. 

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Catherine Montgomery

Catherine Montgomery and Rebecca Hewer from our Centre are amongst those selected. 

Catherine's Work

Catherine's  programme of research as Chancellor’s Fellow will provide a sociological contribution to big questions concerning data driven innovation in medicine. She will undertake in-depth ethnographic and sociological research to examine the kinds of work required to produce learning in healthcare at the intersection of clinical care, informatics and research. She will shed light on the relations between data work and care, and seek to understand what is potentially a new style of practice in learning health systems.

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Rebecca Hewer

Rebecca's Work

Substantively, Rebecca’s work focuses on the socio-legal regulation of (women’s) bodies. In recent years, she has critically scrutinised sex-work policy, and the law surrounding fertility treatment. During her Chancellor’s Fellowship, she intends to undertake research into the controversial ‘rape clause’. Beyond this, she has a particular interest in critical social theory and the politics of knowledge production.


Catherine will be based at Science, Technology and Innovation Studies and Rebecca will be based at the School of Social and Political Science. We will continue to work closely with them both and wish them the best of luck in their new endeavours.