Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Chase Ledin

Lecturer in Social Science and Medicine


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Chase is a a Lecturer in Social Science and Medicine at Usher Institute. His research explores the sociology and history of HIV/STI prevention and innovation, critical and queer public health, and the sociology of health activism. His previous research has explored temporal legacies of AIDS in contemporary hook-up apps, HIV health promotion during COVID-19, and changes in gay male sexual practices during COVID-19Chase was previously an Interdisciplinary Research Fellow as part of CBSS's Beyond Engagement theme. Chase is the current editor-in-chief of The Polyphony, a public engagement journal based at Durham University’s Institute for Medical Humanities. 


  • Sexual Health Futures - Chase's previous postdoc project explores the role of social imaginaries in shaping community understanding(s) of sexual health, well-being, and engagement in Scotland

  • HIV Activists during COVID-19 – BBSRC and UK-International Coronavirus Network (UK-ICN) funded research exploring changes in HIV activism during the early COVID-19 crisis in England, UK 

  • Getting to Zero – Glasgow Medical Humanities Network and Wellcome Trust funded small grant project examining how HIV health promotion in Scotland, UK, has progressed towards ‘ending AIDS’ in the 2010s 

  • HIV in Scotland – a digital exhibition exploring the histories of HIV/AIDS health promotion in Scotland since the 1980s

  • Post-AIDS Imaginaries – Chase's PhD research explored the role of 'post-AIDS' discourses and imagery in the construction of public health campaigns and cultural media focused on ending new HIV transmissions in the UK, US, and France


  • BMedSci (Hons), Bioethics, Law and Society, Course Convener

  • Master of Public Health, Dissertation Supervisor

  • Master of Public Health, Intro to Qualitative Research, Lecturer

  • Master of Public Health, Research Design in Public Health, Lecturer