Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

Giulia De Togni

Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Research Fellow


photo of Giulia De Togni

Giulia De Togni received a MSc in Social Anthropology from Oxford University (2015) and a PhD in Social Anthropology from UCL (2019) with dissertations focused on Fukushima.

Drawing from her PhD, which involved fifteen months of ethnographic fieldwork (qualitative interviews and observation sessions) in Japan with Fukushima evacuees, Giulia wrote a research monograph which was published by Routledge (Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Series) in 2021.

In May 2019, Giulia joined CBSS to work as a research fellow on the Wellcome Trust funded project “AI and Health.” In 2022, after being awarded a competitive 3-year-long Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Humanities and Social Science, Giulia started a new project focusing on the uses of socially assistive robots in Japan and the UK and how these affect practices of care. This project involves twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork in robotics laboratories in Japan and the UK. 



  • Intercalated BMedSci, Bioethics, Law and Society, Lecturer