Interests: Sociology of Science, Cardiff University
Andrew is a research assistant working on the Genomics and Psychiatry research project, jointly funded by Cesagen and the Wales Gene Park. His research interests, include the development of 'big' biological science projects, the increasing collectivisation and interdisciplinarity of research and the automation of laboratory practice. These issues are considered from the perspective of science as work, and the effects these developments have on both the work environment and experience of scientists and the process of knowledge production. These interests were developed during the production of his PhD thesis, Accomplishing Sequencing the Human Genome, conducted while an ESRC-funded student at Cesagen.
Before moving into the sociology of science, Andrew studied biological science (BSc Biology, York, 1999 and MSc Human Genetics, Leeds, 2001). His conversion to social research was cemented by the completion of the Social Science Research Methods MSc in 2003 (dissertation: Defining and Disciplining Bioinformatics).