Updates

New chapter: COVID-19 and in-person donor recruitment

Colleagues at iHuman – a large faculty research institute at the University of Sheffield, co-run by one of my academic mentors on this project – have put together an edited collection called Being Human During COVID-19, published by Bristol University Press. I was invited to contribute a chapter to this collection, which you can read open … Continue reading New chapter: COVID-19 and in-person donor recruitment

British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2022

I recently presented work from Mix & Match to colleagues at the British Sociological Association’s annual conference, which took place online again this year. It presents one part of a forthcoming journal article which presents some findings from interviews with patients and families who have run their own stem cell donor recruitment drives. The paper seeks to … Continue reading British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2022

End of secondment and continuation of project

My secondment with Anthony Nolan has now come to an end, so I will be resuming Mix and Match. It is extended until the end of April 2023, during which time I hope to spend more time with charities like Race Against Blood Cancer, and African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust. I also hope to speak with … Continue reading End of secondment and continuation of project

Secondment and project break

Since November 2021, the Mix & Match project has been effectively paused for me to undertake a six-month secondment with Anthony Nolan, the UK stem cell registry. I’m fortunate enough to be learning lots about the challenges and opportunities confronting the global stem cell infrastructure through this placement. The placement has been funded by the … Continue reading Secondment and project break

Presentation to Durham University’s Health & Social Theory group

I was invited to speak to the Durham University Health & Social Theory group this month about Mix & Match. My presentation, chaired by Professor Tiago Moreira, was an overview of the recent peer-reviewed publication “It’s harder for the likes of us”: racially minoritised stem cell donation as ethico-racial imperative (click for an Open Access … Continue reading Presentation to Durham University’s Health & Social Theory group

First paper from project: racially minoritised stem cell donation as ethico-racial imperative

The first peer-reviewed academic journal article from Mix & Match has now been published. The article is entitled “It’s harder for the likes of us”: racially minoritised stem cell donation as ethico-racial imperative. Because this research is funded by the Wellcome Trust, this article is entirely Open Access. This means that you should be able … Continue reading First paper from project: racially minoritised stem cell donation as ethico-racial imperative

4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) Annual Meeting

On Friday, I presented the developing ideas around patients’ appeal work that I’ve been writing about and that will soon be submitted for peer review. The title for the paper was Whose Load To Bear?: Racially Minoritised Stem Cell Campaigners And The Individuated Fight For Equity. It formed part of one of the 4S panels … Continue reading 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) Annual Meeting

BSA MedSoc 2021 – Race in the Round

At this year’s British Sociological Association ‘MedSoc’ or Medical Sociology conference, my colleague Prof Anne Pollock (KCL, Global Health & Medicine) and I put together a virtual roundtable to discuss the broad intersection of social scientific work on race and health. We had an exciting roster of speakers include Dr Brett St Louis (Goldsmiths), Dr … Continue reading BSA MedSoc 2021 – Race in the Round

Presentation to the Black Health and the Humanities network

I had the pleasure of delivering a talk from Mix & Match to the Black Health and the Humanities network today. The network, comprising a group of PhD and early-career scholars working within the humanities and in adjacent disciplinary fields, acts as a training programme of workshops. It is led by PI Dr Josie Gill … Continue reading Presentation to the Black Health and the Humanities network