Critical Medical Humanities explores our understanding of health, illness, embodiment and sociality in an age when the nature and potential of medicine and emergent biotechnologies, the spaces and meaning of care, and questions of resource and sustainability are at the forefront of bio-political debate. This sub-centre draws upon philosophical, historical, cultural, linguistic, and scientific frameworks in order to formulate new approaches to contemporary challenges.
Current projects include the analysis of perceptions of dementia and cognitive difference, the use of creative practices in the enhancement of care, vaccine hesitancy and anti-microbial resistance in the cultural imagination, the language of pain.
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