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Current Doctoral Students

STS Postgraduate (Research) students pursue doctoral studies, leading to a PhD or MPhil. This directory lists current and former students. It is current from September 2018.

Current STS postgraduate (research) students are listed here. They develop a digital presence as part of their training programmes, and links here are to resources they maintain themselves.

STS doctoral students 2018-19

student

subject

Allegra, Alessandro
 

European cultures for the use of science in policy-making 

Aparicio De Narvaez, Alberto

‘Accept no limits’: a study of responsibility in xenobiology.

Bankes, Edward

Comedy for science, science for comedy? Exploring the relationship between science and televised comedy

Bossoh, NathanA critical analysis of Darwinian evolution and its cultural impacts in Victorian Britain through the life and writings of George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll      

Boyle, Alison

Modern Physics in the Museum

Brown, Joseph

The Land Experiments in Colour Vision. Business, Intellectual Property, and the Basic Research Laboratory 

cecil, katherine

Conversations with Black women about their experiences in STEM.

Coates, RebeccaFrom Deficit to Dialogue? The role of the Royal Institution in COPUS from 1985-2002

Cristalli, Claudia

Charles Sanders Peirce and 19C psychology: a Pragmatist development of philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, and other stories

Elton, Julia

Nineteenth-century lighthouse engineering practice in France, Scotland and England and its international impact. 

Falco, ElenaHow can we foster good practices in crowdsourced knowledge-production?
Gatt, Jurgen 

Griffiths, Jonathan

The world’s destruction in ancient (Greek) philosophy: Plato’s Timaeus and its Hellenistic Reception.

Guzman Gamez, Santiago

"Imaging/imagining Colombia": Ecology, botany, nation, and the case of Enrique Pérez Arbeláez 1929-1971.

Harrison, Sadie

Fashions of Knowledge: Textiles, Costume and Natural Philosophy 1600-1800 

Iorizzo, Dolores

Bacon's Medical Philosophy and Early Royal Society Experiments

Johnstone, Robert

Seeing the light? Research into the export trade in window glass and associated technology from Britain to the British Atlantic colonies in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Jones, Erika

Making the Oceans Visible: Science and Technology on the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876)

Jubber, Rory

Properties, Natural Laws and Necessity 

Keir, ScottThe Royal Institution and COPUS: lessons from the 1980s and 1990s to inform 21st century public engagement
Kubota, TadafumiThe role of deliberation councils in science policy making: a cross-cultural comparison between the UK and Japan

Lawrence-Mackey, Farrah

Medical extractions in the 'Red' Atlantic: Translating A Mi'kmaq smallpox cure in the mid-nineteenth century

MacKenzie, Hugh

Plato’s relating of cause, mind and form.

Mankoo, Alexander

A Historical Sociology of Teargas Technology

Martin, Rebecca

Modelling Whiteness: The Changing Face of Anatomical Models in Nineteenth Century British Medical Education

Memon, RakhshiEthics and cluster trials in postnatal health: the limits to equipoise and evidence

O'Sullivan, Emma

Gender and the Maker Community: How can the maker movement redefine gender / technology relations? 

Pantazakos, Themistoklis

Scientific realism under the lens of processual ontology

Ranford, Paul

George Gabriel Stokes – Kelvin’s “great authority”

Roberts, HenryA History of Audience Thinking at the Science Museum
Van Laun, JohnJohn Cooke Bourne (1814-1896), Lithographer 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway, 1836-1839'

Weil, Benjamin

Blood donor activism and the protest of men who have sex with men (MSM) deferral criteria

Wills, Hannah

The diary of Charles Blagden: information management and the gentleman of science in eighteenth-century Britain

Zhang, Qinyuan

Biological, Toxin and Chemical Weapons & Policy Decision Making Process

Completed Postgraduate (Research) Students

These students completed their doctoral studies in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) since 2000). Recent dissertations are available online.

Lloyd, Hattie2019Rulers of Opinion: women at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 1799-1812 
Sanchez-Dorado, Julia2018Scientific representation in practice: models and creative similarity 

 Ward, Jacob

2018

Information and control: inventing the communications revolution in Post-War Britain
 

 

Marsh, Oliver
 

2018

"Nah, musing is fine. You don't have to be 'doing science'": emotional and descriptive meaning-making in online non-professional conversations about science

 

Sozudogru, Erman

2018

“Pluralism, values and context: understanding the boundaries of plurality in scientific practices in the case of neglected tropical diseases”

 

Anzures, Tonatiuh

2018

Scientific migration and the brain drain in Mexico 

 

Chu, Huiping

2018

“We are not science museums but Ke Ji Guan”: A study of Ke Ji Guan in China and their visitors’ identity-related motivations. 

 

Quinn Schone, Harry

2018

What do we talk about when we talk about disease?

 

Friend, Toby

2018

A Humean account of laws and causation

 

Cole, Rupert

2017

The common culture: promoting science at The Royal Institution in Postwar Britain 

 

Campbell, Christopher

2017

The chemistry of relations: the periodic table examined through the lens of C.S. Peirce's philosophy

 

Velho, Raquel

2017

Fixing the Gap: an investigation into wheelchair users' shaping of London transport

 

Wilson, Jennifer

2017

Crystallographer and Campaigner: The life and work of Dame Kathleen Lonsdale FRS (1903-1971)

 

Jones, Elizabeth

2017

The Search for Ancient DNA in the Media Spotlight: A Case Study of Celebrity Science

 

Vanderslott, Samantha

2017

Neglect in Policy Problems: The Case of 'Neglected Tropical Diseases'

 

O'Donnell, Thomas

2017

The Affect of Fosterage in Medieval Ireland

 

Peres, Sara

2017

Breeding resilience: plant biodiversity and climate change 

 

Smith, Paul

2016

The Development of Horticultural Science in England, 1910-1930

 

Au, Yin Chung

2016

Synthesising heterogeneity: trends of visuality in biological sciences
circa 1970s - 2000s 

 

Shan, Yafeng

2016

Exemplarising Science: From Mendel to de Vries 

 

Smallman, Melanie

2016

The impact of 10 years of public dialogue in science 

 

Magnusson, Kajsa-stina

2015

Nanotechnology

 

Chou, Ju-Yi

2015

From insiders to outsiders: British homeopathy as a medical reform movement, 1875-1893

 

Huang, Hsiang-Fu
 

2015 

 Commercial and Sublime: popular astronomy lectures in nineteenth-century Britain

 

Ratcliffe, Steph

2015 

 Natural Kinds and chemical processes

 

Nissen, Timothy

2014 

 Incorporating societal concerns into research and development of security centric technologies

 

Paskins, Matthew

2014

The Society of Arts and cultures of invention and experiment

 

Cho, Hyun Sook 

2014

Korean BSE protests

 

Everett, Jonathan

2013

Kantian approaches to the philosophy of science

 

Vijayan, Shana

2013

Performance Anxiety: The nature of performance management in the NHS under New Labour.

 

Teira Serrano, David

2011

Impartiality in Clinical Trials

 

Serpente, Norberto

2011

Cells from Icons to Symbols: Molecularising Cell Biology in the 1980s

 

Entradas, Marta

2011

Who's for the planets? - An analysis of the 'public for space exploration' and views of practitioners on their 'publics' and public communication.

 

Morley, Irenie

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The MMR Controversy

 

McCabe, Irena

2012

Second Best as Researcher, Second to None as Populariser? The Atmospheric Science of John Tyndall FRS (1820-1893)

 

Clarke, Brendan

2010

Causation in Medicine

 

Aicardi, Christine 

2010 

Harnessing non-modernity: A case study in Artificial Life 

 

Jones, Allan

2010

History of science broadcasting in the BBC

 

Kroener, Inga

2010

CCTV - A Technology Under the Radar?

 

Milne, Richard

2009

No Natural Home: Placing the Promise of Biopharming

 

Priestley, Mark

2008

Logic and the invention of programming languages

 

Riesch, Hauke

2008

Scientists' views on the scientific method

 

Ambrosio, Chiara

2007

Iconicity, models and visual metaphors in Pablo Picasso: Creativity, network thinking and visual cognition 

 

Taylor, Georgette

2006

Variations on a theme: Patterns of congruence and divergence among 18th century chemical affinity theories

 

Washer, Peter

2006

Representations of newly emerging and re-emerging diseases

 

Godwin, Matthew

2005

Anatomy of the 'Brain Drain' in UK after WW2

 

Jackson, Catherine

2009

From analysis to synthesis: Organic chemistry in the 19th century 

 

Leung, Danny

2005

Physiological and biological thinking in late nineteenth-century English medicine, with reference to Clifford Allbutt

 

Lock, Simon Jay

2009

Lost in translations: Discourses, boundaries and legitimacy in the public understanding of science in the UK

 

Gooneratne, Sakura

2005

White dwarfs: the controversy between Chandrasekhar and Eddington 1930-1936

 

Stilgoe, Jack

2004

Mobile health risks: attempting a sociology of public science

 

Marie, Jennifer

2004

The Importance of Place: A History of Genetics in 1930s Britain

 

Bregman, Leigh

2003

"Snug Little Coteries": A History of Scientific Societies in Early Nineteenth Century Cape Town, 1824-1835

 

Doubleday, Rob

2003

Corporate uses of "transparency" in GM food controversies

 

Palmieri, Paolo

2002

Galileo's mathematical philosophy

 

Waller, John

2001

The Social and Intellectual Origins of Sir Francis Galton’s (1822-1911) Ideas on Heredity and Eugenics

 

Hedgecoe, Adam

2000

Narratives of geneticization: cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and schizophrenia

 

pre-2000 PhDs not listed