The interface between the public and biomedicine:
The sociology of diagnosis;
The sociology of expectations and managing patient expectations;
Disciplinary techniques and power in healthcare;
Embodied knowledge in the clinic;
The construction of innovation pathways in healthcare;
The material, ‘non-human’ dimensions of biomedical ethics;
The enactment of Responsible Research and Innovation in biomedicine.
John’s research is situated at the intersection of medical sociology and science and technology studies (STS), and it examines the interplay between biomedicine, individuals and society, particularly in regard to cutting-edge biomedical innovation.
His research has focused predominately on two, much-championed areas of biomedicine: the development and implementation of deep brain stimulation and other neurotechnologies, and; the attempts by stakeholders in several countries to create a ‘health and wealth’ generating Regenerative Medicine industry.