Dr Chris Till
Research Fellow in Responsible Innovation
I completed my BA in Sociology at Nottingham Trent University before completing my MA in Social Research and PhD in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Leeds.
I have taught on a number sociology modules particularly social theory as well as those related to my other interests of health and gender. I also taught for two years at the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield.
I am now conducting research into the ways in which researchers working in the field of cutting edge medical technologies, and their partners, deal with implementing the principles of responsible innovation into their practice. This study is funded as part of the Innovation Knowledge Centre in Regenerative Technologies and Devices (funded by the EPSRC, TSB & BBSRC) and is conducted with colleagues in sociology and management studies.
The research team is tracking the development of three new devices being developed as part of the Innovation and Knowledge Centre, exploring the ways in which practitioners, their partners, sponsors and advisors, approach issues of risk, benefit and responsibility in their work and how this shapes the development of the technologies.
My research interests are generally in social theory, health and gender but specifically the relationship between scientific knowledge, governmentality, biopolitics gender and bodies. I have a particular interest in psychiatric practices and technologies and the history of masculine bodies. As well as a broad interest in social theory my work is particularly informed by Michel Foucault, Nikolas Rose and Norbert Elias.
I have taught extensively throughout the school on a number of modules including:
- Sociological Thinking (Level One)
- Central Problems in Sociology (Level Two)
- Sociology of Health and Illnes (Level Two)
- Individual, Mind and Society (Level Two-module leader)
- Reading the Classics (Level Three-module leader).
Till, C. (2011) ‘The Quantification of Gender: Anorexia Nervosa and Femininity’ Health Sociology Review 20(4) 437-449
Campbell, T. and Till, C. (2010) Resistance Towards Ethics’ in M. Davis and K. Tester. Bauman’s Challenge: Sociological Issues for the 21st Century. London: Palgrave.
Till, C. (2008) ‘Male Anorexia Nervosa: Risk, Subjectivity and Disability’ in T. Campbell, F. Fontes, L. Hemingway, A. Soorenian and C.Till. Disability Studies: Emerging Insights and Perspectives. Leeds: The Disability Press.
Campbell, T., Fontes, F., Hemingway, L., Soorenian, A. and Till, C. (2008) Disability Studies: Emerging Insights and Perspectives. Leeds: The Disability Press.