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I am a cultural historian with a broad focus on technology and posthumanism. I specialise in reproductive health, reproductive technologies, assisted reproduction (IUI and IVF), donor conception, and bioethics. I mainly work on 20th and 21st century literature and culture. My work is interdisciplinary and sits in the juncture between literary studies and medical humanities.


I also have particular interest and expertise in the wider subjects of representations of technology and the philosophy of technology. I have completed research on the technology of war and genocide through World War II and the Cold War and have examined technological accidents - especially those that inpact the environment and human life (such as Windscale, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima). Related specialisms include artificial intelligence, posthumanism, and life extension technologies and how they are discussed in popular culture. I am also deeply interested in ideas of the human condition and have researched and taught on the links between human condition, human rights, and technological influence (including but not limited to war technologies, social media, and bioengineering) and how they are discussed in both fiction and nonfiction.

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