Health and Biofutures

The Health and Biofutures Focus Program engages with the scientific, technological and socio-political transformations of human health and the production of human life. It builds on contemporary currents in academic and applied research to address major public policy questions and challenges in Australia and internationally.

This multifaceted program explores the growing digitalisation of health care; emerging reproductive and sexual health technologies; preparedness policy and communications on global health threats; the impacts of globalisation and deregulation on practices of health and healthcare (e.g. health and medical tourism); and how discourses and narratives of promise, hope and expectation shape bioscience, biotechnology and biomedicine.

 

Latest news and events

Interview with Associate Professor Mark Davis on antibiotic resistance

26 October – Breast cancer screening, the welfare state and biomedicalization

30 October – Roundtable –  Regulating Reproductive Frontiers

3 November – Seminar – Chemsex: a case for gay analysis