Past projects


Deaf community

Is deafness a medical condition or a cultural phenomena? We explore the conversations that genetics has raised for d/Deaf and hard of hearing people.

A couple dressed in black dancing a formal dance, in a living room setting with electric guitars in the background. Still image from 'What is a gene?' film in the Music of Life series.

Music of Life

A study to see what outcomes there may be when genetic counsellors employ lively and appealing metaphors based around the theme of music to help patients wade into genetics, an area that has all too often been opaque to non-experts

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ABC vs St George's NHS Trust

A fascinating legal case in England that addressed the duty to warn relatives of genetic conditions. Here genetics practice has its moment in the legal spotlight.

Patient advocates visiting the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kenya, 2018.

Patient advocacy - learning from Mutographs 

A report on understanding the process of patient advocacy as part of the Mutographs project.


The Character of Science

A four part podcast series exploring how pop culture can help start conversations about science.

The hand of an illustrator erasing the first 'e' from the word 'Genome' and replacing it with a picture of a gnome

Socialising the Genome

‘Geno-what’? Most people have never heard of the term genomics before; we explored how to make it resonate. What social framings, metaphors and memes could we find that turn it into a conversation starter?

Image of child playing with a DNA helix model

GenomEthics

The GenomEthics study gathered public, health professionals and scientists attitudes towards the return of incidental findings from sequencing research. The outcomes have been used in many different settings, influencing policy, practice and teaching.