I'm a PhD student in the department of Anthropology at the University of Durham UK.
My doctoral research, kindly funded by the ESRC as part of the International Science and Bioethics Collaboration Project
is on the growth of mechanisms of research governance for biomedical research. During fieldwork across Asia in 2009-10, I followed the capacity building work of an INGO which sought to improve the quality and capacity of ethics review committees in the Asian region.
During fall 2010, I'll be based at the Program on Science, Technology and Society
at the Kennedy School, Harvard University, where I will begin to write up my thesis. At the moment, it looks like I'm dealing with problems of comparison, the bureaucratic generation of proximity and distance, implementation of quality and measures and standardisation.
I've been a postgraduate assistant on the Writing Across Boundaries
initiative, at Durham and Newcastle, which is a regional project to support students in the writing up process.
I also run the blog for the Postgraduate Forum on Genetics and Society