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Manuela Perrotta

I am Principal Investigator for this project and currently a lecturer in Technology and Organisation. I have spent the last ten years investigating the relations between new technology and knowing in biomedical organisations. With this project, I want to explore how biomedical imaging technologies and the development of professional and lay visions are involved in changing conceptions of the body. I believe this is a prime example of the mutual influence between organisations and society.


 Post Doc Researcher - Remaking the Humanbody

 

Alina Geampana

I am a postdoctoral researcher currently working on the Remaking the Human Body project, where I investigate professional practices and the use of new technologies in IVF clinics. I have recently completed my PhD in Sociology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. My research centers on reproduction, technology and medicine. Using empirical qualitative methods, I have studied contraceptive risk assessment, genetic testing practices in fertility clinics, maternal health and, more recently, public views on IVF practices.


 Josie Hamper 

 

I am a postdoctoral researcher on the “Remaking the Human Body” project where I am in charge of recruiting and interviewing IVF patients and partners/family members. I also manage project communications. I am currently completing my PhD in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London. My PhD research considered reproduction and digital health technologies, with a particular focus on women’s use of fertility monitoring and pregnancy smartphone apps.

 


Serena Naim 

In 2016 I was a Research Assistant for the project “Remaking the Human Body”. I hold a Bachelor Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Bologna (Italy) and a Master of Arts in Science and Technology Studies from York University (Toronto, Canada). My research interests focus on biomedicalization and medical interventions on dissident human bodies.

 


Anne-Sophie Giraud

I was a postdoctoral researcher for the project “Remaking the Human Body” in 2017 and I am currently affiliated to the project as a visiting research fellow. I am a researcher at the centre of social anthropology (LISST-CAS) in Toulouse, at the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research). I hold a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in Paris. My main research interest deals with the constitution of personhood in the process of engendering, focusing on biotechnologies and embryo selection.

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