Justice, Genes and Welfare: Are Intergenerational relationships toxic?

Francis Thirlway reports on the BSA Family Studies Group and Youth Studies Group Seminar “Justice, Genes and Welfare: Are Intergenerational relationships toxic?” (28 Nov 2013): Intergenerational relations increasingly seem to be called into question in contemporary society, highlighted as centrally implicated in some of its key ills. For example, the topic of intergenerational justice has Read the full article…

Schizophrenia: Does Talk of Genes and Brains Really Stop a Mother’s Blame?

This week, colleagues from the King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry and I have published a qualitative research paper that analyses, for the first time, how relatives of people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia talk about genes to explain the presence of schizophrenia in the family. I have written a blog post hosted on Huffington Read the full article…

My GeneSpace: Personalised Genetics – Are you ready to know your future? (Public Lecture, Durham University 3 May 2012)

The Institute of Advanced Study, Durham Forum for Health and the Wolfson Reseach Institute are delighted to invite you to attend a joint public lecture My GeneSpace: Personalised Genetics: Are you ready to know your future? Thursday 3rd May 2012, 18:00 Kenworthy Hall, St. Mary’s College, Durham University Professor Sir John Burn, Newcastle University: ‘Your genetic make-up may soon Read the full article…