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About barbaraprainsack

I'm Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, and at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King's College London. I tweet more than I blog. @BPrainsack

Book launch “Solidarity in Biomedicine and Beyond”

On 1 March 2017 Barbara Prainsack and Alena Buyx launched their new book Solidarity in Biomedicine and Beyond. Professor Albert Weale (UCL) and Professor Barbara Evans (University of Houston) gave a speech to celebrate the occasion. A big thank you goes to Hugh … Continue reading

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Peter Dabrock, Chair of German Ethics Council, to Visit GHSM (15 March)

The chairman of the German Ethics Council, Professor Peter Dabrock, will visit the Department on 15 March. Together with Dr Matthias Braun he will give a lecture on “The Fragility of Public Trust in Scientific Research: The Case of Genome … Continue reading

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New book by Barbara Prainsack and Alena Buyx: Solidarity in Biomedicine and Beyond

Barbara Prainsack (GHSM) and Alena Buyx (Kiel University, DE) just published their new book, Solidarity in Biomedicine and Beyond (codes for discounts are available here). The book is rooted in the work that they carried out for the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in 2011 but expands and revises it significantly; it includes new chapters on the normative value of solidarity, on solidarity in the social sciences and social theory, as well as three new case studies: personalised healthcare, database governance, and organ donation. Continue reading

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Critical Studies of Citizen Science in Biomedical Research: King’s College London (Strand Campus), 2 March 2017

In biomedicine, initiatives subsumed under the heading of “citizen science” are highly diverse, ranging from projects run by academic institutions to private companies, patient associations, or individual citizens. They generally involve “lay people” collecting or analysing large and diverse datasets. … Continue reading

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Conference: Critical Studies of Citizen Science in Biomedical Research: King’s College London (Strand Campus), 2 March 2017

In biomedicine, initiatives subsumed under the heading of “citizen science” are highly diverse, ranging from projects run by academic institutions, private companies, patient associations, or individual citizens. They generally involve “lay people” collecting or analysing large and diverse datasets. Some … Continue reading

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