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Department of Sociology

Welcome - Dr Stuart Hogarth

From September, Dr Stuart Hogarth will join the Sociology Department as
University Lecturer in Sociology of Science and Technology.

Dr Hogarth's work focuses on biomedical innovation and his research has investigated a diverse range of emergent biotechnologies, such as stem cell therapies and synthetic biology. His primary interest is the impact of genomic science on the diagnostics sector, and he has published extensively on the political economy of diagnostic innovation, with a particular focus on regulatory governance and intellectual property rights.

Dr Hogarth uses an international comparative methodology to explore the
continued salience of national institutions such as regulatory regimes
and healthcare systems, in a bioeconomy which is increasingly
characterised by global governance structures, international scientific
collaborations and transnational flows of capital and scientific labour.

His work is situated at the interface of science and technology studies,
medical sociology, history of medicine, bioethics, innovation studies and
regulatory studies and involves interdisciplinary collaboration with
scholars across the domains of biomedicine, law, politics and public
health. He has long-standing collaborative links with Dr Kathy Liddell,
Director of the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences at Faculty of
Law Cambridge.

His work combines empirical research with normative analysis of public
policy and commercial strategy. He has produced policy reports for the
European Commission and Health Canada, and in the UK Human Genetics
Commission. He was a member of the Department of Health's Emerging
Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee from 2012-14, and currently
serves on an external strategy group advising the Medicines and
Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's on the revision of the EU
regulations for diagnostic devices.

Dr Hogarth is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of
Social Science, Health and Medicine, King's College London.