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Jessica Tatchell

Jessica Tatchell

PhD student

Research interests

  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Politics
  • Medicine
  • Sociology

Biography

Jessica is a social science researcher based at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Using qualitative methods, her research explores questions about the relationship between life science research and gendered bodies drawing primarily from sociology and science and technology studies.

Her PhD research is funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council and she recently received a Fulbright scholarship for a pre-doctoral position at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Research

Thesis title: 'Situating paternal effects in epigenetic research'

Jessica’s current research examines the social, political and ethical dimensions of epigenetics. She is especially interested in the intersection of epigenetics and the field of paternal effects.

Using interviews and a document analysis, Jessica is tracing the histories and emerging futures of these domains of scientific research and asking how these reconceptualise, or reinforce, existing assumptions about reproduction, heredity and parental responsibility, in both human and non-human bodies.

PhD supervision

Further details

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Research

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Biotechnology & Society research group

Addressing the social, ethical and legal questions arising from developments in health and biomedicine using a multidisciplinary research approach.

Reproduction research cluster logo
Reproduction Research Cluster

Our interdisciplinary group examines the complex social, cultural, and political dimensions of reproduction.

News

Biotechnology & Society essay contest winners announced

Congratulations to Rebecca Sinnott, MSc Global Health and Social Justice, and Malaika Okundi, BSc Global Health and Social Medicine, who won first and second...

BIOS essay winners 2022 - Rebecca Sinnott and Malaika Okundi

We are not human all the way down: Submit your essay for the Biotechnology & Society essay contest

The Biotechnology & Society research group (BIOS) in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine is accepting submissions for its second annual student...

Biotechnology & Society Essay Contest

Research

scientist-lab-technician-with-glass-slide-with-microscope-brain-bank-v10-thumb
Biotechnology & Society research group

Addressing the social, ethical and legal questions arising from developments in health and biomedicine using a multidisciplinary research approach.

Reproduction research cluster logo
Reproduction Research Cluster

Our interdisciplinary group examines the complex social, cultural, and political dimensions of reproduction.

News

Biotechnology & Society essay contest winners announced

Congratulations to Rebecca Sinnott, MSc Global Health and Social Justice, and Malaika Okundi, BSc Global Health and Social Medicine, who won first and second...

BIOS essay winners 2022 - Rebecca Sinnott and Malaika Okundi

We are not human all the way down: Submit your essay for the Biotechnology & Society essay contest

The Biotechnology & Society research group (BIOS) in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine is accepting submissions for its second annual student...

Biotechnology & Society Essay Contest