Professor Catherine Waldby

Professorial Future Fellow

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

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Research interests

Catherine Waldby researches and publishes in social studies of biomedicine and the life sciences. She is particularly interested in HIV/AIDS, the relations between medicine and sexuality, modes of medical imaging and representation, the stem cell sciences and human tissue economies. She has received national and international research grants for her work on embryonic stem cells, blood donation and biobanking. Professor Catherine Waldby is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and Director of the Biopolitics of Science research network, Sydney University http://sydney.edu.au/arts/biopolitics_science/

Current projects

Recent External Grants and Fellowships

2011- 2015 European Commission?s COST (Collaboration in Science and Technology) programme: ?Bio-objects and their boundaries: governing matters at the intersection of society, politics, and science?. ?1.5 million.

Associations

Editorial Boards

Journals: Social Science and Medicine, New Genetics and Society, Social Studies of Science, East Asian Science and Technology Studies, Feminist Theory, The Journal of Medical Humanities, Health: an Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, Policy Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology and Australian Feminist Studies,

Monograph Series: in Vivo: the Cultural Mediations of Biomedical Science series, University of Washington Press. Genetics & Society Book Series, Routledge

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • NETWORK FOR ORGANS, BODIES AND TISSUES (NBOT); Stewart C, Anderson W, Cashman P, Cooper M, Griffiths P, Hooker C, Jordens C, Kerridge I, Lupton D, Magnusson R, Michael M, Pols J, Race K, Salkeld G, Savell K, Scott Bray R, Shewan L, Waldby C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2011

  • The Oocyte Economy: the changing meanings of human eggs in assisted reproduction and stem cell research; Waldby C; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).
  • Bio-objects and their boundaries: governing matters at the intersection of sociery, politics and society; Waldby C; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • Gender and Modernity Research Group; Morris M, Allon F, Cooper M, Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Jayamanne L, Lusty N, Roberts M, Waldby C; University of Sydney/FARCS Grant.

2010

  • The Gender and Modernity Research Group; Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Lusty N, Park J, Roberts M, Waldby C, Jayamanne L, Cooper M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2009

  • Regenerative medicine in Europe: emerging needs and challenges in a global context (EU Framework 7 project); Waldby C; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2008

  • The social studies of biomedical science: building research capacity; Waldby C, Webster A, Webster A; DVC Research/International Visiting Research Fellowship (IVRF).
  • Human Oocytes for Stem Cell Research: donation and regulation in Australia; Smith H, Hope J, Skene L, Waldby C, Kerridge I, Skene L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2006

  • University of Sydney - International Senior Research Fellow; Waldby C; University of Sydney/International Senior Research Fellow.
  • Biobanks and the local/global, socio-economic, scientific-technological, ethical, and political context; Gottweis H, Waldby C, Mitchell R, Pálsson G, Chadwick R; The Austrian Genome Research Program/Sub Program.

2005

  • The global biopolitics of human embryonic stem cells regulation; Salter B, Waldby C; Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)/Project Grant.

2003

  • Constructing the future of feminist science and technology studies; Wakeford N, Waldby C, Green N; Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)/Research Seminar Grant.

2001

  • An analysis of blood awareness for Hepatitis C prevention education and health promotion; Kippax S, Waldby C, Rosengarten M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Cooper, M., Waldby, C. (2014). Clinical Labor: Tissue donors and Research Subjects in the Bioeconomy. Durham and London: Duke University Press.
  • Gottweis, H., Salter, B., Waldby, C. (2009). The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Regenerative Medicine in Transition. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Waldby, C., Mitchell, R. (2006). Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism. UK: Duke University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Boulos, M., Kerridge, I., Waldby, C. (2014). Reciprocity in the Donation of Reproductive Oöcytes. In Meredith Nash (Eds.), Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving gendered experience in late modernity. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Waldby, C. (2012). Reproductive Labour Arbitrage: Trading Fertility across European Borders. In Martin Gunnarson; Fredrik Svenaeus (Eds.), The Body as Gift, Resource and Commodity: Exchanging Organs,Tissues, and Cells in the 21st Century, (pp. 267-295). Huddinge: Sodertons Hogskola.
  • Waldby, C. (2002). The Instruments of Life: Frankenstein and Cyberculture. In Darren Tofts, Annemarie Jonson, Alessio Cavallaro (Eds.), Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History, (pp. 28-37). United States: MIT Press.
  • Waldby, C. (2001). Digital Archives, Virtual Norms: The Visible Human Project as a Technology of Anatomical Inscription. In Christina Lammer (Eds.), Digital Anatomy. Vienna: Turia und Kant Verlag.

Journals

  • Waldby, C., Kerridge, I., Boulous, M., Carroll, K. (2013). From altruism to monetisation: Australian women's ideas about money, ethics and research eggs. Social Science and Medicine, 94, 34-42. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C., Carroll, K. (2012). Egg donation for stem cell research: ideas of surplus and deficit in Australian IVF patients' and reproductive donors' accounts. Sociology of Health and Illness, 34(4), 513-528. [More Information]
  • Carroll, K., Waldby, C. (2012). Informed consent and fresh egg-donation for stem cell research: incorporating embodied knowledge into ethical decision-making. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 9(1), 29-39. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C. (2012). Medicine: The Ethics of Care, the Subject of Experiment. Body and Society, 18(3-4), 179-192. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C., Kerridge, I., Skene, L. (2012). Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Donation of Stem Cells and Reproductive Tissue. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 9(1), 15-17. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C., Salter, B. (2011). Biopolitics in China: An Introduction. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 5(3), 287-290. [More Information]
  • Webster, A., Haddad, C., Waldby, C. (2011). Experimental heterogeneity and standardisation: Stem cell products and the clinical trial process. BioSocieties, 6(4), 401-419. [More Information]
  • Lenne, B., Waldby, C. (2011). Sorting Out Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Medicine and the Complexities of the Clinical Encounter. Health Sociology Review, 20(1), 70-83.
  • Waldby, C., Cooper, M. (2010). From reproductive work to regenerative labour: The female body and the stem cell industries. Feminist Theory: an international interdisciplinary journal, 11(1), 3-22. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Waldby, C. (2010). National Biobanks: Clinical Labor, Risk Production, and the Creation of Biovalue. Science, Technology and Human Values, 35(3), 330-355. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C. (2009). Biobanking in Singapore: Post-developmental state, experimental population. New Genetics and Society, 28(3), 253-265.
  • Waldby, C. (2009). Singapore Biopolis: Bare Life in the City-State. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 3, 367-383. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C., Salter, B. (2008). Global Governance in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Standardisation and Bioethics in Research and Patenting. Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology, 2(1), 1-23.
  • Waldby, C. (2008). Oocyte markets: women's reproductive work in embryonic stem cell research. New Genetics and Society, 27(1), 19-31.
  • Waldby, C., Cooper, M. (2008). The Biopolitics of Reproduction: Post-Fordist Biotechnology and Women's Clinical Labour. Australian Feminist Studies, 23(55), 57-73.
  • Waldby, C., Wakeford, N., Green, N. (2006). Feminist Technoscience: Intimacy, Embodiment and Abjection in Science Studies. Science Studies: an interdisciplinary journal for science and technology studies, 19(2), 3-5.
  • Waldby, C. (2006). Umbilical Cord Blood: From Social Gift to Venture Capital. BioSocieties, 1, 55-70. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C., Houlihan, A., Crawford, J., Kippax, S. (2005). Medical Vectors: Surgical HIV Transmission and the Location of Culpability. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 2(2), 23-30.
  • Waldby, C., Rosengarten, M., Treloar, C., Fraser, S. (2004). Blood and bioidentity: ideas about self, boundaries and risk among blood donors and people living with Hepatitis C. Social Science and Medicine, 59(7), 1461-1471.
  • Waldby, C. (2003). IatroGenesis: The Visible Human Project and the Reproduction of Life. Figurationen: gender - literatur - kultur, 2003 (2), 49-61.
  • Waldby, C., Squier, S. (2003). Ontogeny, Ontology and Phylogeny: Embryonic Life and Stem Cell Technologies. Configurations: a journal of literature, science and technology, 11(1), 27-46.
  • Waldby, C. (2002). Biomedicine, Tissue Transfer and Intercorporeality. Feminist Theory: an international interdisciplinary journal, 3(3), 239-254.
  • Waldby, C. (2002). Stem Cells, Tissue Cultures and the Production of Biovalue. Health, 6(3), 305-323.
  • Waldby, C. (2001). Code Unknown: Histories of the Gene. Social Studies of Science, 31(5), 779-791.

Edited Journals

  • Waldby, C., Wakeford, N., Green, N. (2006). The Future of Feminist Science Studies (Special Issue of 'Science Studies'. Science Studies: an interdisciplinary journal for science and technology studies, 19(2).

2014

  • Cooper, M., Waldby, C. (2014). Clinical Labor: Tissue donors and Research Subjects in the Bioeconomy. Durham and London: Duke University Press.
  • Boulos, M., Kerridge, I., Waldby, C. (2014). Reciprocity in the Donation of Reproductive Oöcytes. In Meredith Nash (Eds.), Reframing Reproduction: Conceiving gendered experience in late modernity. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2013

  • Waldby, C., Kerridge, I., Boulous, M., Carroll, K. (2013). From altruism to monetisation: Australian women's ideas about money, ethics and research eggs. Social Science and Medicine, 94, 34-42. [More Information]

2012

  • Waldby, C., Carroll, K. (2012). Egg donation for stem cell research: ideas of surplus and deficit in Australian IVF patients' and reproductive donors' accounts. Sociology of Health and Illness, 34(4), 513-528. [More Information]
  • Carroll, K., Waldby, C. (2012). Informed consent and fresh egg-donation for stem cell research: incorporating embodied knowledge into ethical decision-making. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 9(1), 29-39. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C. (2012). Medicine: The Ethics of Care, the Subject of Experiment. Body and Society, 18(3-4), 179-192. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C., Kerridge, I., Skene, L. (2012). Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Donation of Stem Cells and Reproductive Tissue. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 9(1), 15-17. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C. (2012). Reproductive Labour Arbitrage: Trading Fertility across European Borders. In Martin Gunnarson; Fredrik Svenaeus (Eds.), The Body as Gift, Resource and Commodity: Exchanging Organs,Tissues, and Cells in the 21st Century, (pp. 267-295). Huddinge: Sodertons Hogskola.

2011

  • Waldby, C., Salter, B. (2011). Biopolitics in China: An Introduction. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 5(3), 287-290. [More Information]
  • Webster, A., Haddad, C., Waldby, C. (2011). Experimental heterogeneity and standardisation: Stem cell products and the clinical trial process. BioSocieties, 6(4), 401-419. [More Information]
  • Lenne, B., Waldby, C. (2011). Sorting Out Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Medicine and the Complexities of the Clinical Encounter. Health Sociology Review, 20(1), 70-83.

2010

  • Waldby, C., Cooper, M. (2010). From reproductive work to regenerative labour: The female body and the stem cell industries. Feminist Theory: an international interdisciplinary journal, 11(1), 3-22. [More Information]
  • Mitchell, R., Waldby, C. (2010). National Biobanks: Clinical Labor, Risk Production, and the Creation of Biovalue. Science, Technology and Human Values, 35(3), 330-355. [More Information]

2009

  • Waldby, C. (2009). Biobanking in Singapore: Post-developmental state, experimental population. New Genetics and Society, 28(3), 253-265.
  • Waldby, C. (2009). Singapore Biopolis: Bare Life in the City-State. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 3, 367-383. [More Information]
  • Gottweis, H., Salter, B., Waldby, C. (2009). The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Regenerative Medicine in Transition. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

2008

  • Waldby, C., Salter, B. (2008). Global Governance in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Standardisation and Bioethics in Research and Patenting. Studies in Ethics, Law, and Technology, 2(1), 1-23.
  • Waldby, C. (2008). Oocyte markets: women's reproductive work in embryonic stem cell research. New Genetics and Society, 27(1), 19-31.
  • Waldby, C., Cooper, M. (2008). The Biopolitics of Reproduction: Post-Fordist Biotechnology and Women's Clinical Labour. Australian Feminist Studies, 23(55), 57-73.

2006

  • Waldby, C., Wakeford, N., Green, N. (2006). Feminist Technoscience: Intimacy, Embodiment and Abjection in Science Studies. Science Studies: an interdisciplinary journal for science and technology studies, 19(2), 3-5.
  • Waldby, C., Wakeford, N., Green, N. (2006). The Future of Feminist Science Studies (Special Issue of 'Science Studies'. Science Studies: an interdisciplinary journal for science and technology studies, 19(2).
  • Waldby, C., Mitchell, R. (2006). Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism. UK: Duke University Press.
  • Waldby, C. (2006). Umbilical Cord Blood: From Social Gift to Venture Capital. BioSocieties, 1, 55-70. [More Information]

2005

  • Waldby, C., Houlihan, A., Crawford, J., Kippax, S. (2005). Medical Vectors: Surgical HIV Transmission and the Location of Culpability. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 2(2), 23-30.

2004

  • Waldby, C., Rosengarten, M., Treloar, C., Fraser, S. (2004). Blood and bioidentity: ideas about self, boundaries and risk among blood donors and people living with Hepatitis C. Social Science and Medicine, 59(7), 1461-1471.

2003

  • Waldby, C. (2003). IatroGenesis: The Visible Human Project and the Reproduction of Life. Figurationen: gender - literatur - kultur, 2003 (2), 49-61.
  • Waldby, C., Squier, S. (2003). Ontogeny, Ontology and Phylogeny: Embryonic Life and Stem Cell Technologies. Configurations: a journal of literature, science and technology, 11(1), 27-46.

2002

  • Waldby, C. (2002). Biomedicine, Tissue Transfer and Intercorporeality. Feminist Theory: an international interdisciplinary journal, 3(3), 239-254.
  • Waldby, C. (2002). Stem Cells, Tissue Cultures and the Production of Biovalue. Health, 6(3), 305-323.
  • Waldby, C. (2002). The Instruments of Life: Frankenstein and Cyberculture. In Darren Tofts, Annemarie Jonson, Alessio Cavallaro (Eds.), Prefiguring Cyberculture: An Intellectual History, (pp. 28-37). United States: MIT Press.

2001

  • Waldby, C. (2001). Code Unknown: Histories of the Gene. Social Studies of Science, 31(5), 779-791.
  • Waldby, C. (2001). Digital Archives, Virtual Norms: The Visible Human Project as a Technology of Anatomical Inscription. In Christina Lammer (Eds.), Digital Anatomy. Vienna: Turia und Kant Verlag.

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