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Professor Martyn Pickersgill

Professor Martyn Pickersgill is a sociologist of science and medicine. Martyn is currently engaged in research on biomedicine and society in the UK and the US, and with collaborators in the context of Australia, China, Japan, and Malawi. 

Martyn holds a Personal Chair in the Sociology of Science and Medicine, and conducts research, teaching, and engagement in the social dimensions of biomedicine. He is also Co-Director of Research in the Medical School's Usher Institute. In 2020, Martyn became Co-Director of a new £5.3m Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in 'One Health Animal Models of Disease: Science, Ethics and Society', which brings together expertise from the social and biomedical sciences. In 2018, he co-founded the Centre for Biomedicine, Self & Society through seed and continuing funding totalling over £1.9m from the Wellcome Trust, where he remains an Associate Director. 

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