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
European cultures for the use of science in policy-making
‘Accept no limits’: a study of responsibility in xenobiology.
Comedy for science, science for comedy? Exploring the relationship between science and televised comedy
|Bossoh, Nathan||A 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|
Modern Physics in the Museum
The Land Experiments in Colour Vision. Business, Intellectual Property, and the Basic Research Laboratory
Conversations with Black women about their experiences in STEM.
|Coates, Rebecca||From Deficit to Dialogue? The role of the Royal Institution in COPUS from 1985-2002|
Charles Sanders Peirce and 19C psychology: a Pragmatist development of philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, and other stories
Nineteenth-century lighthouse engineering practice in France, Scotland and England and its international impact.
|Falco, Elena||How can we foster good practices in crowdsourced knowledge-production?|
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.
Fashions of Knowledge: Textiles, Costume and Natural Philosophy 1600-1800
Bacon's Medical Philosophy and Early Royal Society Experiments
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.
Making the Oceans Visible: Science and Technology on the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876)
Properties, Natural Laws and Necessity
|Keir, Scott||The Royal Institution and COPUS: lessons from the 1980s and 1990s to inform 21st century public engagement|
|Kubota, Tadafumi||The role of deliberation councils in science policy making: a cross-cultural comparison between the UK and Japan|
Medical extractions in the 'Red' Atlantic: Translating A Mi'kmaq smallpox cure in the mid-nineteenth century
Plato’s relating of cause, mind and form.
A Historical Sociology of Teargas Technology
Modelling Whiteness: The Changing Face of Anatomical Models in Nineteenth Century British Medical Education
|Memon, Rakhshi||Ethics and cluster trials in postnatal health: the limits to equipoise and evidence|
Gender and the Maker Community: How can the maker movement redefine gender / technology relations?
Scientific realism under the lens of processual ontology
George Gabriel Stokes – Kelvin’s “great authority”
|Roberts, Henry||A History of Audience Thinking at the Science Museum|
|Van Laun, John||John Cooke Bourne (1814-1896), Lithographer 'Drawings of the London and Birmingham Railway, 1836-1839'|
Blood donor activism and the protest of men who have sex with men (MSM) deferral criteria
The diary of Charles Blagden: information management and the gentleman of science in eighteenth-century Britain
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, Hattie||2019||Rulers of Opinion: women at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, 1799-1812|
|Sanchez-Dorado, Julia||2018||Scientific representation in practice: models and creative similarity|
Information and control: inventing the communications revolution in Post-War Britain
"Nah, musing is fine. You don't have to be 'doing science'": emotional and descriptive meaning-making in online non-professional conversations about science
“Pluralism, values and context: understanding the boundaries of plurality in scientific practices in the case of neglected tropical diseases”
Scientific migration and the brain drain in Mexico
“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
What do we talk about when we talk about disease?
A Humean account of laws and causation
The common culture: promoting science at The Royal Institution in Postwar Britain
The chemistry of relations: the periodic table examined through the lens of C.S. Peirce's philosophy
Fixing the Gap: an investigation into wheelchair users' shaping of London transport
Crystallographer and Campaigner: The life and work of Dame Kathleen Lonsdale FRS (1903-1971)
The Search for Ancient DNA in the Media Spotlight: A Case Study of Celebrity Science
Neglect in Policy Problems: The Case of 'Neglected Tropical Diseases'
The Affect of Fosterage in Medieval Ireland
Breeding resilience: plant biodiversity and climate change
The Development of Horticultural Science in England, 1910-1930
Au, Yin Chung
Synthesising heterogeneity: trends of visuality in biological sciences
Exemplarising Science: From Mendel to de Vries
The impact of 10 years of public dialogue in science
From insiders to outsiders: British homeopathy as a medical reform movement, 1875-1893
Commercial and Sublime: popular astronomy lectures in nineteenth-century Britain
Natural Kinds and chemical processes
Incorporating societal concerns into research and development of security centric technologies
The Society of Arts and cultures of invention and experiment
Cho, Hyun Sook
Korean BSE protests
Kantian approaches to the philosophy of science
Performance Anxiety: The nature of performance management in the NHS under New Labour.
Impartiality in Clinical Trials
Cells from Icons to Symbols: Molecularising Cell Biology in the 1980s
Who's for the planets? - An analysis of the 'public for space exploration' and views of practitioners on their 'publics' and public communication.
The MMR Controversy
Second Best as Researcher, Second to None as Populariser? The Atmospheric Science of John Tyndall FRS (1820-1893)
Causation in Medicine
Harnessing non-modernity: A case study in Artificial Life
History of science broadcasting in the BBC
CCTV - A Technology Under the Radar?
No Natural Home: Placing the Promise of Biopharming
Logic and the invention of programming languages
Scientists' views on the scientific method
Iconicity, models and visual metaphors in Pablo Picasso: Creativity, network thinking and visual cognition
Variations on a theme: Patterns of congruence and divergence among 18th century chemical affinity theories
Representations of newly emerging and re-emerging diseases
Anatomy of the 'Brain Drain' in UK after WW2
From analysis to synthesis: Organic chemistry in the 19th century
Physiological and biological thinking in late nineteenth-century English medicine, with reference to Clifford Allbutt
Lost in translations: Discourses, boundaries and legitimacy in the public understanding of science in the UK
White dwarfs: the controversy between Chandrasekhar and Eddington 1930-1936
Mobile health risks: attempting a sociology of public science
The Importance of Place: A History of Genetics in 1930s Britain
"Snug Little Coteries": A History of Scientific Societies in Early Nineteenth Century Cape Town, 1824-1835
Corporate uses of "transparency" in GM food controversies
Galileo's mathematical philosophy
The Social and Intellectual Origins of Sir Francis Galton’s (1822-1911) Ideas on Heredity and Eugenics
Narratives of geneticization: cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and schizophrenia
pre-2000 PhDs not listed