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Beth Greenhough is Associate Professor in Human Geography and Fellow of Keble College, University of Oxford. She joined the School of Geography and the Environment in September 2014. She has a PhD (Human Geography) from the Open University, an MA Society and Space from the University of Bristol and a BSc in Human Geography from the University of Reading. Prior to joining Oxford Beth lectured in Geography at Keele University and Queen Mary, University of London and held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Open University.

Beth’s work draws on a combination of political-economic geography, cultural geography and science studies to explore the social implications of scientific innovations in the areas of health, biomedicine and the environment. Employing a range of qualitative, ethnographic and archival methods, Beth seeks to understand the social, cultural and ethical processes through which humans and animals are made available as experimental subjects for biomedical research. She contributes to the development of new theoretical and methodological approaches within Geography better able to capture the material and affective dimensions of human-environment relations and how these are being reconfigured through biotechnological innovation. She also enjoys working with creative professionals to develop new participatory approaches to research and public engagement. Her work has been funded by the AHRC, ESRC, Barts and the London Charity Trust, British Academy, the Brocher Foundation and the Wellcome Trust. She is the co-author of Bioinformation (Polity 2017) and co-editor of Health Geographies: A Critical Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell 2017) and Bodies Across Borders (Ashgate 2015).

Beth’s recent research projects include Good Germs, Bad Germs and the Oxford Interdisciplinary Microbiome Project and she is currently a co-PI on the Animal Research Nexus.

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