Dr Jessie Cooper BA, MA, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Medical Sociology Public Health and Policy

Biography

Personal Statement

I am a medical sociologist with particular interest in the role of new medical technologies - namely those related to organ transplantation - and how these, and the policies, practices, and bioethical frameworks which surround them, come to constitute different problems and public health agendas. I also have research expertise in the areas of medical practice, chronic and infectious diseases, and with ethnographic and narrative approaches. My PhD used ethnography to examine the reported problem of low rates of deceased organ donation from minority ethnic populations in the UK. I am currently working on an NIHR-funded ENCEPH-UK study looking at the treatment for and outcomes of viral encephalitis, and have recently started as a lecturer in the Sociology of Public Health, teaching on the MPH programme.


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