Full Name
Madeleine Murtagh
Job title
Professor of Sociology and Bioethics
University of Newcastle
Speaker bio
Prof. Madeleine Murtagh is currently Chair in Sociology and Bioethics and Director of the Centre for Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences (PEALS), Newcastle University. She leads a team of social and data scientists conducting social studies of sociotechnical and normative practices in health and social care research data sharing and governance, particularly interventionist, collaborative ethnographic studies with(in) data science. Prof Murtagh’s work examines the epistemic, normative and social effects of health, social and genomic data science. Alongside this work, the she develops new forms of governance for responsible data sharing in health and social care services, biobanks and cohort studies which centrally involve citizens and research participants in ethical and governance decision-making. This work is carried out in the context of transdisciplinary and intersectoral research teams.
Madeleine Murtagh