- Head of Department, Research School of Social Sciences
Catherine Waldby is Director of the Research School of Social Sciences in the College of Arts & Social Sciences and Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Science and Medicine at King’s College London.Prior to that she was Professorial Future Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Sydney University, She researches and publishes in social studies of biomedicine and the life sciences. Her recent books include Clinical Labour: Tissue donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy (with Melinda Cooper, Duke University Press 2014) and The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Regenerative Medicine in Transition, (with Herbert Gottweis and Brian Salter, Palgrave 2009). With Nikolas Rose and Ilina Singh, she is the editor of BioSocieties: an interdisciplinary journal for the social studies of life sciences. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and has received national and international research grants for her work on embryonic stem cells, blood donation and biobanking.