Dr Julia Swallow

Dr Julia Swallow


In February 2016 I joined the School of Sociology and Social Policy as a Research Fellow on the Wellcome Trust-funded project “Translations and transformations in patienthood: cancer in the post-genomics era” project, working with principal investigators Professor Anne Kerr (Leeds) and Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Choon Key Chekar. Prior to this, I completed my ESRC funded PhD in the School in January 2016. My doctoral research investigated the role of cognitive screening tools in the process of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in clinical practice.

Research interests

My research interests range widely and include medicines, health and illness; age and the ageing process; (bio)medical technologies and genetics, and professional practice in healthcare.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice