Dr Martyn Pickersgill

Dr Martyn Pickersgill

Dr Martyn Pickersgill

Personal Chair of the Sociology of Science and Medicine

Dr Martyn Pickersgill’s research focuses on the social, historical and ethical aspects of neuroscience and mental health. A social scientist, Martyn specialises in the use of qualitative methods for understanding the relationships between scientific research, clinical practice, and wider society.

Martyn has degrees in biology and sociology, and first came to Edinburgh in 2009 following his doctoral research at the University of Nottingham (a period in which he also trained at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University). He has subsequently held a variety of grants and fellowships, from bodies such as the British Academy, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Wellcome Trust. Martyn is also a recipient of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Henry Duncan Medal. He is Co-Director of Research in the Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh, and Associate Director of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society.

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