About the centre
The Global Biopolitics Research Centre is an international, interdisciplinary centre comprised of academics conducting research projects and consultancy work in global biopolitics. We aim to uncover and specify the many far-reaching social and political issues generated by the rapid development of the life sciences and new health technologies in the global bioeconomy.
Funding agencies for projects include ESRC, Wellcome Trust and private foundations
Our research is theory driven and policy relevant, offering stakeholders from government, industry and civil society academically informed policy insights. We publish widely in both academic and professional journals to reach the full range of potential beneficiaries of our research and to maximise stakeholder impacts.
- Bicudo, E (2019). Neuroimaging, software, and communication: the social code of source code. London, Palgrave Macmillan.
- Saniei, M. & Kargar, M. (2019). Modern Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Bioethics in Islamic Context. Theology and Science, (in press).
- Saniei, M. (2018). Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science in Iran: How do Stem Cell Scientists and Policy-Makers Perceive Human Embryos in the Research Context?Journal of Advances in Medical Ethics, 4(1): 22-33. DOI: 10.12715/ame.2018.4.4.
- Saniei, M. & Baharvand, H. (2018). Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science in Muslim Context: “Ethics of Human Dignity” and “Ethics of Healing”. Journal of Advances in Medical Ethics, 4(1): 7-21. DOI: 10.12715/ame.2018.4.3.
- Salter, B. & Salter, C. (2018). The politics of aging: health consumers, markets and hegemonic challenge. Sociology of Health and Illness. 40(6):1069-1086. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12743
- Datta, S. (2018). An endogenous explanation of growth: direct-to-consumer stem cell therapies in PR China, India and the USA. Regenerative Medicine 13(5), 559-579.
- Datta, S. (2018). Emerging dynamics of evidence and trust in online user-to-user engagement: the case of 'unproven' stem cell therapies. Critical Public Health 28(3), 352-362. Download free here
- Bicudo, E. (2018). ‘Big data’ or ‘big knowledge’ ? Brazilian genomics and the process of academic marketization. BioSocieties 13(1): 1-20.
- Zhang, J. (2018). How to be modern? The social negotiation of ‘good food’ in contemporary China. Sociology, 52:150-165. Download here.
- Zhang, J. (2017). Lost in Translation? Accountability and Governance of Clinical Stem Cell Research in China. Regenerative Medicine. 12. Download here.
- Zhang, J. (2017). Transparency is a growth industry. Nature. 545. Download here.
- Salter, B. & Salter, C. (2017). Controlling new knowledge: genomic science, governance and the politics of bioinformatics. Social Studies of Science. 47(2): 263–28. DOI: 10.1177/0306312716681210
- BIcudo, E. (2016). Genomics politics through space and time: the case of bioinformatics in Brazil. Public Health Genomics, 19(2): 81-92.
- Salter, B., Zhou, Y., Datta, S. (2016). Governing new global health-care markets: the case of stem cell treatments. New Political Economy. Published online 1st July.
- Faulkner, A. (2016) Opening the gateways to market and adoption of regenerative medicine? The UK case in context. Regenerative Medicine 11 (3): 321-330.
- Salter, B., Zhou, Y., Datta, S. & Salter, C. (2016). Bioinformatics and the politics of innovation in the life sciences: science and the state in the UK, China, and India. Science, Technology and Human Values 41(5): 793-82.
With a background in political science and a master in politics and government, Vincenzo Pavone is a Doctor in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute (EUI) with a thesis on the impact of scientific humanism on the creation, developments and programmes of UNESCO.
Pierre Delvenne holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences of the University of Liège. He is currently Research Associate of the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), Lecturer at the University of Liège (Department of Political Science), and Associate Director of SPIRAL Research Centre.
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With Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Master's Degree in Geography (University of Sao Paulo) and PhD in International Politics (King's College London, UK), Edison has developed studies on the relation between biomedical technologies and the configuration of space and society. His studies have focused on themes such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, neurosciences, and bionformatics.
Yinhua Zhou, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Dr Yinhua Zhou is a research associate professor in the Center for Humanities of Clinical Medicine at the Seventh Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University in China. His research interests include medical sociology, science and technology studies, and development studies.
Joy Zhang, University of Kent
Dr Joy Zhang’s expertise is on the transnational governance of scientific uncertainty, with a focus on the Sino-European context. Her work on the life sciences and climate science contributes to cosmopolitan social theories, by empirically examining how actors in non-Western societies capitalise on the concept of global risk and how this gives rise to new modes of social intervention.