Updates

Written evidence from Mix and Match provided to APPG on Stem Cell Transplantation – available to download

Quick link: Download the project response to the APPG inquiry The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Stem Cell Transplantation launched an inquiry on 5th August 2020 “seeking to understand how a patient’s background can lead to barriers in accessing treatment and care.” Anthony Nolan, one of the UK’s stem cell registries, and one of the most … Continue reading Written evidence from Mix and Match provided to APPG on Stem Cell Transplantation – available to download

BAME health research mentioned in The Guardian

This week, an article I wrote with Des Fitzgerald, John Narayan and Amy Hinterberger, was published in academic journal The Sociological Review. The article explores some of the ways in the British National Health Service (NHS) was discussed during the Brexit campaigns of 2016, as well as the more enduring relationship between migration, race, and … Continue reading BAME health research mentioned in The Guardian

A global stem cell infrastructure in a global pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic feels as though it has pressed pause on many of the more visible aspects of our lives. Governments busily try to figure out what constitutes a ‘key’ service – food supply chains, telecommunications systems and so on are all part of the vital infrastructure that allows us to move from one day … Continue reading A global stem cell infrastructure in a global pandemic

Covid-19 – project update

2020 had gotten off to a flying start for the project, with fieldwork being undertaken with both Race Against Blood Cancer (RABC), and African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT), two of the research partners who kindly gave me access to attend their events during this project. I was also lucky enough to interview people involved with … Continue reading Covid-19 – project update

Race and Biomedicine Beyond the Lab, September 2019

Last week, I presented the methodology and rationale for Mix and Match at an event at King’s College London. Race and Biomedicine Beyond the Lab in the 21st Century was a two-day workshop that brought together scholars studying the convergence of race and biomedicine in various national contexts. As well as getting the opportunity to … Continue reading Race and Biomedicine Beyond the Lab, September 2019

BSA Medical Sociology conference, September 2019

The project began last week, and so it was a fitting time to present the outline and research questions of this study to the British medical sociology community at the annual BSA MedSoc conference, which was held at the University of York. The presentation explored some of the issues surrounding UK stem cell donation as … Continue reading BSA Medical Sociology conference, September 2019