Updates

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

European Sociological Association conference 2021

I presented an ongoing paper I’m developing from the project at this year’s European Sociological Association (ESA) conference, which was supposed to be held in Barcelona but which instead took place online! The substance of the paper was similar to the BSA presentation I gave in the Spring which you can watch here, and the … Continue reading European Sociological Association conference 2021

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’