Presentation at “Lunch and Learn” @ NHS Blood and Transplant

This week, I was invited to present to the wider donor experience team at NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) on my research by their Head of Organ Donation Marketing. In the presentation, I shared some of the ideas emerging from Mix & Match, particularly around the interconnection between ethics, emotion and ethnicity in the way racialised communities … Continue reading Presentation at “Lunch and Learn” @ NHS Blood and Transplant

Centring the global context of stem cell transplant: “a treatment not yet accessible to all”

I was recently invited to speak at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Enviroments of Health. At the event, a symposium on health and nationalism, I spoke alongside Lara Choksey, the event organiser, and colleagues John Narayan (King’s College London), Des Fitzgerald (Exeter), and Alexandre White (Johns Hopkins).  The event was inspired by my paper with Des, John … Continue reading Centring the global context of stem cell transplant: “a treatment not yet accessible to all”

Project findings cited in parliamentary report

The recent All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Stem Cell Transplantation inquiry into barriers to accessing treatment and care has launched its report, No Patient Left Behind (click to download). At the launch of the APPG report, Henny Braund, Chief Executive of the UK stem cell registry Anthony Nolan, spoke about the key findings and recommendations … Continue reading Project findings cited in parliamentary report

Invited paper at PEALS, Newcastle

Today I had the pleasure of talking to the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS) research centre at Newcastle University about Mix & Match. The presentation was an opportunity for me to share some of the arguments in a forthcoming paper exploring how ethics and racial positioning are marshalled to encourage donor recruitment. The abstract … Continue reading Invited paper at PEALS, Newcastle

Conference presentation at the British Sociological Association annual conference

Each year, the British Sociological Association holds a conference for academics working across a diversity of research areas to come together and share their research. This year’s conference is the 70th anniversary conference, but is being held online because of the pandemic. This year, I presented working emerging from Mix & Match. Because it was … Continue reading Conference presentation at the British Sociological Association annual conference

Speaking invitation at the National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA)

I was recently invited to speak to members of the National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA), a coalition of organisations that seeks to promote awareness of blood, organ and stem cell transplant. The NBTA has been around for the best part of a decade, engaging third sector and statutory bodies in the discussion around expanding access … Continue reading Speaking invitation at the National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA)

Talking to ‘Genetics Engage’

I was excited to be invited to share some insights from Mix & Match with Mavis Machirori at Genetics Engage, a public engagement platform with the aim of including communities underserved and underrepresented in genetic and genomic services. In the full video, Mavis asked me about stem cell donation and transplants. We discussed how they work, … Continue reading Talking to ‘Genetics Engage’

Imagining Future Relations: Immunity, Ecology and Disease

At the end of February, I was invited to participate in a virtual workshop with social science researchers working around the area of immunities. I presented some initial thoughts based on Mix & Match, which explored how immunities in the context of stem cell transplantation are necessarily racialised, both through the original immunological scientific work … Continue reading Imagining Future Relations: Immunity, Ecology and Disease

APPG on Stem Cell Transplantation – oral evidence session

Today, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Stem Cell Transplantation held an oral evidence session for its inquiry into barriers to accessing treatment and care (see the original launch call here). I was invited to attend based on a written evidence submission I submitted in Autumn 2020, and contributed to the conversation at the session. My … Continue reading APPG on Stem Cell Transplantation – oral evidence session

Evidence Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’ open consultation on “ethnic disparities and inequality in the UK”

Quick link: Download the project response to the Commission After establishing a new Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities in July 2020, the UK government asked the Commission to undertake a review of ethnic disparities and inequality in the UK. The Commission’s terms of reference, and its consultation’s focus, is on education, employment, health, and … Continue reading Evidence Response to the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’ open consultation on “ethnic disparities and inequality in the UK”