Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

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Professor Anne Kerr's Publications


  • Kerr EA, Genetics and society: a sociology of disease (Routledge, 2004), vii, 197 pp

  • Kerr EA, Shakespeare T, Genetic politics: from eugenics to genome (New Clarion Press, 2002), vii, 211 pp

Journal articles

  • Kerr A, Ross E, Jacques G, Cunningham-Burley S, ‘The sociology of cancer: a decade of research’, Sociology of Health and Illness, 40.3 (2018), 552-576
    DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12662, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/122186/

  • Kerr A, Hill RL, Till C, ‘The limits of responsible innovation: Exploring care, vulnerability and precision medicine’, Technology in Society, 52 (2018), 24-31
    DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2017.03.004, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/114004/

  • Kerr EA, Garforth L, ‘Affective practices, care and bioscience: a study of two laboratories’, The Sociological Review, 64.1 (2016), 3-20
    DOI: 10.1111/1467-954X.12310, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83823/

  • Kerr A, Cunningham-Burley S, ‘Embodied innovation and regulation of medical technoscience: transformations in cancer patienthood’, Law, Innovation and Technology, 7.2 (2015), 187-205
    DOI: 10.1080/17579961.2015.1106103, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/97687/

  • Kerr EA, ‘Body work in assisted conception; Exploring private and public settings’, Sociology of Health and Illness, 35 (2013), 465-478
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2012.01502.x

  • Garforth L, Kerr EA, ‘Interdisciplinarity and the social sciences: capital, institutions and autonomy’, British Journal of Sociology, 62.4 (2011), 657-676
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-4446.2011.01385.x, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/43374/

  • Garforth L, Kerr A, ‘Let’s Get Organised: practicing and valuing scientific work inside and outside the laboratory’, Sociological Research Online, 15.2 (2010)
    DOI: 10.5153/sro.2146

  • Nettleton S, Burrows R, Woods B, Kerr A, ‘Experiencing Food Allergy and Food Intolerance: An Analysis of Lay Accounts’, Sociology, 41.2 (2010)

  • Kerr EA, ‘A Problem Shared …? Teamwork, Autonomy and Error in Assisted Conception’, Social Science and Medicine, 69 (2009), 1741-1749
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.09.045

  • Kerr EA, Woods B, Nettleton S, Burrows R, ‘Testing for Food Intolerance: New Markets in the Age of Biocapital’, Biosocieties, 4 (2009), 3-24
    DOI: 10.1017/S1745855209006401

  • Garforth L, Kerr EA, ‘Women and Science: What's the Problem?’, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society 2009, 1-25
    DOI: 10.1093/sp/jxp015

  • Kerr EA, ‘Assisted conception and the audit culture’, Human Fertility (Cambridge), 11.1 (2008), 9-16

  • Kerr EA, Cunningham-Burley S, Tutton R, ‘Shifting Subject Positions: Experts and Lay People in Public Dialogue’, Social Studies of Science, 37.3 (2007), 385-411
    DOI: 10.1177/0306312706068492

  • Kerr EA, Cunningham-Burley S, Tutton R, ‘Exploring Ambivalence about Genetic Research and its Social Context’, Social Theory and Health, 5.1 (2007), 53-69

  • Kerr EA, ‘Understanding genetic disease in a socio-historical context: a case study of cystic fibrosis’, Sociology of Health and Illness, 27.7 (2005), 873-896
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2005.00462.x

  • Kerr A, ‘Giving up on Geneticization: A Comment on Hedgecoe's 'Expansion and uncertainty: cystic fibrosis, classification and genetics’, Sociology of Health and Illness, 26.1 (2004), 1-5

  • Kerr EA, ‘Rights and Responsibilities in the New Genetics Era’, Critical Social Policy, 23.2 (2003), 208-226
    DOI: 10.1177/0261018303023002005

  • Kerr A, ‘Regulating Genetics: Reifying Choice and Progess’, New Genetics and Society, 22.2 (2003), 141-156

  • Kerr A, ‘(Re)Constructing Genetic Disease: the clinical continuum between cystic fibrosis and male infertility’, Social Studies of Science, 30.6 (2000), 847-894

  • Kerr A, Cunningham-Burley S, ‘On Ambivalence and Risk: Reflexive Modernity and the New Human Genetics’, Sociology, 34.2 (2000), 283-304

  • Cunningham-Burley S, Kerr A, ‘Defining the "social": towards an understanding of scientific and medical discourses on the social aspects of the new genetics’, Sociology of Health and Illness, 21.5 (1999), 647-668

  • Kerr A, Cunningham-Burley S, Amos A, ‘Drawing the Line: An Analysis of Lay People's Discussions about the New Genetics’, Public Understanding of Science, 7 (1998), 113-133

  • Kerr A, Cunningham-Burley S, Amos A, ‘Eugenics and the new genetics in Britain: examining contemporary professionals' accounts’, Science, Technology and Human Values, 23.2 (1998), 175-198

  • Kerr A, ‘Towards a feminist natural science: linking theory and practice’, Women's Studies International Forum, 21 (1998), 95-109

  • Kerr A, Cunningham-Burley S, Amos A, ‘The New Genetics and Health: Mobilising Lay Expertise’, Public Understanding of Science, 7 (1998), 41-60

  • Kerr A, Cunningham-Burley S, Amos A, ‘The new genetics: professionals' discursive boundaries’, Sociological Review, 2.42 (1997), 279-303


  • Kerr EA, ‘Reproductive Genetics: From Choice to Ambivalence and Back Again’, in The Handbook of Genetics and Society: Mapping the New Genomics Era, ed. by Atkinson P, Glasner P and Lock M (London: Routledge, 2009), 59-75
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/77645/

  • Kerr A, ‘Women in Science’, in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. by Rizter G (Blackwell Publishing, 2007)

  • Kerr A, ‘Human Genome and the Science of Life’, in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. by Ritzer G (Blackwell Publishing, 2007)

  • Kerr A, ‘Feminism and Science, Feminist Epistemology’, in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, ed. by Ritzer G (Blackwell Publishing, 2007)

  • Kerr A, Franklin S, ‘Genetic Ambivalence: expertise, uncertainty, and communication in the context of new genetic technologies’, in New Technologies in Health Care; Challenge, Change and Innovation, ed. by Webster A (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006)

  • Tutton R, Kerr A, Cunningham-Burley S, ‘Myriad Stories: constructing expertise and citizenship in discussions about the new genetics’, in Science and Citizens: Globalization and the Challenge of Engagement, ed. by Leach and others (Zed Press, London, 2005), 101-112

  • Kerr A, ‘Genetics and Citizenship’, in Biotechnology Between Commerce and Civil Society, ed. by Ster N (New Brunswick: Transaction Press, 2004), 159-174

  • Kerr A, ‘Towards a feminist natural science: linking theory and practice’, in The Gender and Science Reader, ed. by Bartsch I and Lederman M (Routledge, 2000)

  • Cunningham-Burley S, Kerr A, Pavis S, ‘Theorising subjects and subject matter: the challenge of focus group research’, in Developing Focus Group Research: Politics Theory and Practice, ed. by Barbour R and Kitzinger J (London, Sage, 1999), 186-200

  • Faulkner W, Kerr A, ‘On seeing brokenspectres: sex and gender in twentieth century science’, in Science in the Twentieth Century, ed. by Krige J and Pestre D (London, Harwood Academics, 1997), 43-60

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