19 Nov 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm Seminar Room, SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road


Round table

Dr Cathy Herbrand  (Reader in Medical Sociology,Centre for Reproduction Research, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University)
Dr Manuela Perrotta  (Lecturer in Technology and Organisation at the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London)
Dr Andrea Stockl  (Lecturer in the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia)
Dr Elizabeth Toon  (Lecturer in Science Communication in the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester)

The concluding round table of the term will be a discussion with four experts reflecting on the role of patient needs in shaping health-related (in)equalities and how these have triggered, or not, the (un)making of medical technologies over time and how they might do so in the future. The discussions will focus on a range of patient needs and technological development in the 20th and 21st century, from the introduction of breast cancer screening post-World War II to time-lapse embryo imaging in assisted reproduction procedures, as well as personal medical devices. This historical lens will provide insights into how contemporary patient needs are met or unmet, and what kind of a dialogue is formed between (in)equalities and needs.


Open to all.  No registration required
Part of Health, Medicine and Agency Research Network Seminar series


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