Professor Catherine Waldby
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Current Position: Professorial Future Fellow
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
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
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.
2011 – 2015 C. Waldby ‘The Oöcyte economy: The changing meanings of human eggs in fertility, assisted reproduction and stem cell research’ ARC Future Fellowship FT100100176 - $851,087
2008-2011 CIs Catherine Waldby, Ian Kerridge & Loane Skene, ‘Human Oöcytes for Stem Cell Research: Donation and Regulation in Australia’. Industry Partner: Western Sydney IVF. Australian Research Council Linkage Project - LP0882054 $305,000
2005-2008 Brian Salter and Catherine Waldby Chief Investigators ‘The global biopolitics of human embryonic stem cells’ Economic and Social Research Council Project Grant, RES-340-25-0001 £271,810
2006-2008 The Austrian Genome Research Program - ‘the Genome-Austria Tissue Bank’ Chief Investigator: Professor Kurt Zatloukal. 1.3 million Subprogram 2: Biobanks and the local/global, socio-economic, scientific-technological, ethical, and political context. Convenor: Professor Herbert Gottweis (Austria), Principle Investigators Dr. Catherine Waldby (Australia), Dr. Rob Mitchell (USA), Professor G'sli Pálsson (Iceland), Professor Ruth Chadwick (UK) 300,000.
Cooper, Melinda and Waldby, Catherine (2013) Clinical Labour: Tissue donors and Research Subjects in the Bioeconomy. (Duke University Press, forthcoming)
Gottweis, H., Salter, B. and Waldby, C. (2009) The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Regenerative Medicine in Transition, Palgrave ISBN 978-0-230-00263-0.
Waldby, Catherine and Mitchell, Robert (2006) Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism Duke University Press ISBN 0-8223-3757-6
Waldby, Catherine (2000) The Visible Human Project: Informatic Bodies and Posthuman Medicine, Routledge, ISBN 0-415-17405-8
Waldby, Catherine (1996) AIDS and the Body Politic: Biomedicine and Sexual Difference. Routledge ISBN 0-415-14130-3
Waldby, Catherine, Kerridge, Ian and Skene, Loane (eds.) (2012) ‘Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Donation of Stem Cells and Reproductive Tissue’, special issue of Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, Vol. 9 (1).
Waldby, Catherine and Salter, Brian (eds.) (2011) ‘Biopolitics in Asia’ special issue of East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, Vol. 5 (3).
Waldby, Catherine and Roberts, Celia (eds.) (2008) ‘Professor Susan Kippax: Sexuality, HIV, Social Science’, special section on Susan Kippax’s contribution to sexuality research in Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 23 (58)
Waldby, Catherine, Wakeford, Nina and Green, Nicola (eds) (2006) The Future of Feminist Science Studies Science Studies (special issue), Vol. 19 (2).
Recent Papers in Refereed Journals
Waldby, Catherine (2012) ‘Medicine: The Ethics of Care, the Subject of Experiment’ Body and Society special issue (forthcoming).
Waldby, Catherine, Kerridge, Ian and Skene, Loane (eds.) (2012) ‘Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Donation of Stem Cells and Reproductive Tissue’, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (1): 15-17.
Carroll, Katherine and Waldby, Catherine (2012) ‘Informed consent and fresh egg-donation for stem cell research: the case for incorporating embodied knowledge into ethical decision-making’ Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 9 (1): 29 – 39.
Waldby, Catherine and Carroll, Katherine (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) (in press).
Waldby, Catherine and Salter, Brian (2011). Biopolitics in China: An introduction. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal Volume 5 (3): 287-290
A. Webster, C. Haddad and C. Waldby (2011) ‘Experimental heterogeneity and standardisation: stem cell products and the clinical trial process’ Biosocieties, 6 (4): 401– 419
Lenne, Brydan and Waldby, Catherine (2011) ‘Sorting Out Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Medicine and the Complexities of the Clinical Encounter’ Health Sociology Review, 20 (1): 70-83.
Catherine Waldby (2011) ‘Citizenship, Labor and The Biopolitics of the Bioeconomy: Recruiting Female Tissue Donors for Stem-Cell Research’ Scholar & Feminist Online special double issue Critical Conceptions: Technology, Justice, and the Global Reproductive Market Spring 9.1/9.2 www.barnard.edu/sfonline/reprotech/index.htm