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Dr Gabrielle Samuel

Dr Gabrielle Samuel

  • Research fellows

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research subject areas

  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Policy and society

Contact details


Dr Gabrielle Samuel is a social scientist whose main interests relate to the ethical and social issues surrounding innovative bio and health technologies as well as innovative research methodologies.

Her research, which draws mainly on qualitative research methods, has spanned areas including neurotechnologies (in particular fMRI and deep brain stimulation), umbilical cord blood banking, genetics/genomics (in particular the UK's 100, 000 genomes project and DTC-genetic testing), and the use of social media data for health research.

Gabrielle is a REC member, Deputy Chair of the BIOS research group; Co-Chair of the researcher and teaching follow rep committee (who sits on the faculty research committee), Deputy Chair of the department PaRC committee, and co-organises the Department seminars.

She also teaches on both undergraduate and master's courses.


  • Innovative biotechnologies
  • Ethical issues
  • Policy
  • Qualitative research
  • Genomics
  • Social media research ethics

Gabrielle currently has two posts. First, as part of the VISAGE project, and working with Professor Barbara Prainsack, she is exploring the regulatory, ethical and social issues of forensic DNA phenotyping.

Second, she holds a Wellcome Trust seed grant, which is exploring the appropriateness of Higher Education Institution ethics frameworks for health research which uses AI. 

Further details

See Gabrielle's research profile