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Aleksandra Stelmach

Postgraduate Research Student, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Aleksandra's academic background is in applied linguistics, social anthropology and journalism. Before embarking on her PhD studies at the University of Nottingham Aleksandra had a career as a journalist and editor in major Polish print media outlets where she specialised in issues related to health policies, patients' rights, and health and medicine. In her PhD project Aleksandra draws on her previous academic and professional expertise in health, medicine and society to investigate the impact of research in the field of foetal programming on understandings of health and disease.

Expertise Summary

Aleksandra's research interests lie at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies and the anthropology of science, and she analyses the biomedical sciences, especially human reproduction, from a social science perspective. Aleksandra's research explores issues related to pregnancy, early development and infancy. In her PhD project Aleksandra investigates the concept of risk in the context of the foetal programming and DOHaD paradigm.

Research Summary

Aleksandra is doing a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, and her project examines the field of foetal programming and Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). In particular, this… read more

Current Research

Aleksandra is doing a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, and her project examines the field of foetal programming and Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). In particular, this project investigates how research in this field is beginning to change understandings of the origins of health and disease and how key stakeholders in this field conceptualise risks associated with pregnancy and early life.

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