Research at CBSS is organised around seven key themes:
The themes are focussed on key area of human and societal experience that impact on and are impacted by developments in biomedicine.
Each theme hosts researchers from across the social sciences, bioethics, law, and humanities - creating a uniquely interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research environment. Senior staff members work alongside Postdoctoral Research Fellows as well as PhD students within themes.
Interactions between ideas, researchers, and communities across and within themes can provide a way into creating the new knowledges, methods, and partnerships that are essential if the promises of biomedicine are to be realised.
We also have research that is conducted across themes too.
Examining how new biomedical practices, including novel ways of accessing and interpreting data through data intensive research, challenge and define disease entities, diagnostic categories, treatment options and the processes of preventive, predictive and personalised care.
Focussing on and engaging with with if, how and where sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) & social justice intersect with biomedicine, health and wellbeing by paying attention to bodies, illness, technologies and mobilities.