Wednesday 11th June 2014, 13.45-16.45, De Montfort University, Leicester.
Prof. Anne Kerr, University of Leeds, “Emotional Work in Biomedical Innovation”
In her talk, Professor Kerr will draw on a range of studies of biomedical innovation of tests, treatments and devices to explore the way emotions figure in what practitioners do in their work. Drawing on ideas of body work, emotional labour and emotional economies she will consider the how emotions are part of the rationale for translational work, its management and impact, including the processes of collaboration within and beyond laboratory groups, projects, disciplines and academy-industry and engagements with clients/patients.
There will also be talks by:
Kylie Baldwin, De Montfort University: ‘Social egg freezing: Women’s experience of a new form of ‘fertility preservation’’
Robyn Lotto, University of Leicester: ‘Decision-making following suspicion or diagnosis of a severe congenital anomaly – The clinician’s perspective’
Cost of attendance: As this event is a relaunch of the group the event will be free to attend, however you are required to register to enable catering numbers to be calculated. Please book your place online.