Research interests: feminist theoretical approaches to health and new medical technologies and empirical research on the ‘tissue economies’ of health and medicine.
Research interests: medical & mental health law, policy and human rights.
Research interests: health law, law and reproduction, and law and gender.
Research interests: health inequalities and routine physical activity, especially walking and the pedestrian environment.
Research interests: social history of medicine in modern British and Anglo-American contexts; medico-legal history and the arts in medicine/healthcare.
Research interests: concepts pertaining, and methods used, to involve vulnerable groups in decisions, the scope of the so-called zone of privacy surrounding families and judging and replicating best practice between different types of ethics committees.
Research interests: applied ethics, particularly in biomedicine and the relationship between theory and practice.
Dr John Downer, School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Research interests: the nexus between science, risk and governance; focussing on issues relating to the nature of expert authority, and the role of experts in debates about environmental and technological risk.
Research interests: the politics of development and North-South relations, in particular the interface between poverty, sustainable development, disease and political economy.
Research interests: the history and memory of the radical psychiatry movement in Italy which eventually closed down the asylums.
Research interests: contemporary literature, particularly Black British and African American writing.
Research interests: individual and family-based theoretical interventions to lifestyle behaviour change, including chronic disease-preventive health behaviours and the benefits of exercise and diet in mental health.
Research interests: learning disabilities and mortality.
Research interests: health economics and applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on the economics of obesity, diet and nutrition.
Research interests: legal and ethical issues in end-of-life decision-making, surgery and paediatrics.
Research interests: how the postcolonial imagination and decolonising intellectual projects are being shaped by posthumanism; rethinking the political and ethical meaning of critique within relational ecologies.
Research interests: the different ways in which ethnicity has meaning and relevance in people's lives, both for developing awareness of potential group affiliations and as a driver of health and other inequalities.
Research interests: the application of anthropological perspectives to a range of public health issues.
Research interests: a wide-ranging set of topics relating to English, European and comparative tort law, and compensation for incapacity.
Research interests: medical law and patient safety.
Dr Matthew Ridd, Population Health Science Institute, Bristol Medical School
Research interests: continuity of patient care and patient-clinician relationships; and the diagnosis and treatment of skin problems commonly seen in primary care, in particular childhood eczema.
Research interests: human evolution and functional anatomy at the level of microstructure; osteoarchaeology, and the African diaspora; postcranial morphological variation within modern human populations; biomechanics of the spine in humans and other primates; microCT technology and its application to archaeology and anthropology.
Research interests: applied and methodological topics in health economics and economic evaluation.
Research interests: European economic law, with a main focus on competition law and public procurement.
Research interests: power and identity in the production and use of management ideas, especially in relation to management consultancy and organisational change.