Professor Anne Kerr
Professor of Sociology
I work in the fields of science and technology studies and the sociology of health and illness, with a special focus upon gender, genetics and reproduction. I was Pro Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty from 2008-2011 and am currently developing research projects with a focus on biomedical innovation as well as contributing to curriculum development in the School.
I have researched and written widely on the social and ethical aspects of science and technology, especially with respect to issues of public understanding and engagement and professional discourses of responsibility and choice. I have ongoing research and writing project on responsible innovation in medical technologies, ethics, work and practice in laboratories and clinics and dimensions of value in research and innovation in University settings.
I have taught a range of courses on science, medicine and ethics as well as research methodology with a particular focus on qualitative methods and research impact. I am currently contributing to the development of a range of new taught provision in the School.
I supervise students working on the following subjects.
- Science & Technology
Kerr, A (in press) Body work in assisted conception: Exploring public and private settings Sociology of Health and Illness
Garforth, L. and Kerr, A., (2011) ‘Interdisciplinarity and the social sciences: capital, institutions and autonomy’ The British Journal of Sociology 62 (4): 657-676.
Garforth, L and Kerr, A. (2010) ‘Let’s Get Organised: practicing and valuing scientific work inside and outside the laboratory’ Sociological Research Online 15 (2): 11
Kerr, A (2009) ‘A Problem Shared…? Teamwork, Autonomy and Error in Assisted Conception’ Social Science and Medicine 69:1741–1749
Kerr, A. (2009) 'Reproductive Genetics: From Choice to Ambivalence and Back Again' in Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, Margaret Lock (eds) The Handbook of Genetics & Society: Mapping the New Genomic Era Routledge
Kerr, A., Woods, B., Nettleton, S., Burrows, R. (2009) ‘Testing for Food Intolerance: New Markets in the Age of Biocapital’ Biosocieties 4: 3-24
Kerr, A. (2008) 'Assisted Conception and the Culture of Audit’ Human Fertility 11(1): 9-16
- Room: SSB 11.01
- Tel: 0113 3437380