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Dr Kathleen Job

Research Associate

School of Social Sciences

+44 (0)29 2087 0488
Room 1.08, 12, Museum Place

With a background in biology, I now work as a researcher in the sociology of science drawing on the fields of STS, medical sociology and bioethics, with a preference for ethnographic methods.

My research interests intersect the sociological, ethical and political dimensions of biomedicine, particularly genetic technologies, and include questions around translational medicine, innovation, data sharing, intellectual property and precision medicine. 

With a strong scientific background, which includes molecular biology and analytical biochemistry, I became interested in the social, ethical and legal dimensions of scientific practice and culture.

Education and qualifications

  • PhD in Science, Technology & Society, 2014, University of Nottingham. Thesis: Local ethical review in the regulation of animal experimentation : constructing ethical science. Funding: Wellcome Trust Biomedical Ethics Studentship (2007-2010)
  • MA (with Disitinction) in Biotechnological Law & Ethics, 2006, University of Sheffield
  • BSc hons (First Class) in Biology, 2002, Imperial College (Wye), University of London

Awards and prizes

  • Universitas 21 Graduate Travel Prize, 2008, awarded through the University of Nottingham and hosted at the University of Queensland
  • Associate of the Royal College of Science, 2002
  • Kennard Prize for Environmental Science, 2002, Imperial College merit award for the final year of undergraduate studies

I am currently working as a Research Associate on Professor Adam Hedgecoe's Wellcome-funded project looking at how professionals negotiate the challenges around uncertainty in clinical genetics and genomics.