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Jamie Lewis   BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Dr Jamie Lewis BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Reader

School of Social Sciences

Email
LewisJT1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29208 76140
Campuses
Glamorgan Building, Room Rm 2.35, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Reader in Sociology in the School of Social Sciences. My research is mainly situated in the Sociology of Science and Technology Studies (STS), but also extends to the public understanding of science (PUS) and medical sociology. With Professor Robert Evans and Dr Nick Hacking, I am presently conducting work on a Expert Citizen Science project as part of the ESRC WISERD centre grant. I am also working with Dr Andrew Bartlett (University of York) on a book examining the development and stabilisation of Bigfoot research. My area of interests include:

  • developments in qualitative research;
  • the boundaries between science, pseudo-science and non-science
  • the sociology of biomedical knowledge with particular emphasis on the social implications of new genetic and stem cell technologies;
  • issues of culture, interdisciplinarity and collaboration in big science;
  • public engagement and public understanding of risk;
  • aspects of practical accomplishment and modelling in the laboratory;
  • science, activism and civic repair.

I am an editor of the journal Qualitative Research.

I am the director of our postgraduate taught (PGT) programme. I also co-convene the 3rd year Dissertation module and teach on various modules including the Sociology of Disasters. 

Publication

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Thesis

Websites

Research

Qualitative Research Methods, Sociology of Science and Technology Studies, Sociology of Health and Illness, Public Understanding of Science and Impact.

My research straddles the sociology of Science and Technology Studies, the Sociology of Health and Illness and the Public Understanding of Science. This has included writing about practical accomplishment in the laboratory and animal house, the public understanding and engagement of psychiatric genetics, interdisciplinarity and collaboration in big science especially bioinformatics, translational research and standardisation, and collective effervescence and biosociality. My work is mostly ethnographic or interview based.

Teaching

I teach on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes in the School of Social Sciences. More specifically, I teach a set of lectures on Brains and Bodies on the Sociology, Society and Social Change module, lectures on ethnography, interviews, images and document on the Introduction to Social Science Research module, a module on Public Engagement with Science and Technology on the Science Media and Communication MSc, a programme which I also convene, and lectures in Key Ideas. As well as this, I work with Gareth Thomas teaching sociology in the School of Medicine.

Biography

Academic positions

October 2014 - September 2016:  SAGE postdoctoral research associate,

August 2014 - October 2014:  Independent Review of Assessment and the National Curriculum: the Donaldson Review. Wales Institute for Social & Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD),

August 2009 - August 2014:  Research Associate - Public Engagement, MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University.,

February 2009 - July 2009:  Research Post for Welsh Education Research Network – LINK project, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.,

October 2007 - January 2009:  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Stem Cell Science in Practice, ESRC Cesagen, Cardiff University.,

August 2004 - December 2004:  Two Research Assistant Jobs: ESRC funded Destined for Success and Rees Report for the National Assembly of Wales, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.,

September 2001 - December 2003: (Part Time) Research Assistant for European Union 5th Framework 'Foresight for Transport' Project, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.

Committees and reviewing

2016- Present: I am member of the Public Understanding of Science University/Museum committee.

2015 - Present: I co-convene the Ethnography Group in the School of Social Sciences.

Supervisions

Current supervision

Patricia Jimenez

Patricia Jimenez

Research student

Andrea Beetles

Andrea Beetles

Research student