Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison portrait

Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX), University of Oxford



Michael’s primary research interest and expertise lies in the application of insights and perspectives from Science and Technology Studies (STS) and medical sociology to the study of novel and emerging biotechnologies. More specifically, he is concerned with understanding the ways in which these technologies are shaped by a variety of social factors – including institutional and regulatory cultures as well as the perspectives of developers and prospective users – throughout the course of their development and deployment into practice; and how, in turn, new biomedical technologies shape and reconfigure our understandings of disease, health, and the ‘sorts’ of people we are or can be.

Michael is currently based at the centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at the University of Oxford, where he is providing governance and ethical support to the IMI STEMBANCC project. He is also working with Dr Jane Kaye and other HeLEX members to develop novel consent procedures for large-scale biobanking projects.