Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Chase Ledin

Interdisciplinary Research Fellow


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Chase is an Interdisciplinary Research Fellow working with the Beyond Engagement theme at CBSS. He is interested in the histories of HIV/AIDS and sexual health promotion, the sociology of STI prevention and innovation, and the intersections of health humanities and medical education. 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-19. 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 current 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