Staff Directory: Dr Merryn Ekberg
- Role: Senior Lecturer in Health Sociology
- Area: Health - Sport & Exercise
- Telephone number: 01604 89 2523
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bachelor of Science (Melbourne)
- Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) (Melbourne)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Melbourne)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision (Northampton).
- 1989-1990: Research Assistant in The Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne.
- 1990-1998: Research Assistant at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne.
- 1999-2002: Tutor in Sociology and Political Science, The University of Melbourne,
- 2001-2003: Editor of The Melbourne Journal of Politics. A refereed journal produced by the Department of Political Science and The University of Melbourne.
- 2002-2005: Postdoctoral Fellow at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
- 2002-2004: Course Coordinator and Lecturer for 'Science Communication' at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
- 2005-2005: Lecturer in Sociology at Central Queensland University.
- 2005-present: Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Science and Research.
- 2005-present: Senior Lecturer in Health Sociology and Bioethics, The School of Health, The University of Northampton, UK.
- Member of University of Northampton Research Ethics Committee.
- Member of the University of Northampton International Committee.
- Member of the Editorial Board for The International Journal of Science and Research.
- Member of the British Sociological Association.
- Member of Organising Committee for Inspiring Transformation: The Arts and Health. Conference at the University of Northampton, September 2007.
- Referee for the Australian Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society.
- Referee for the Economic and Social Research Council.
- Programme Leader for MSc in Health and Bioscience
- Module Leader for HLS 2013 Body Matters
- Module Leader for HLS 3011 Researching Populations' Health
- Module Leader for HLS 3013 Ethical Issues in Health
- Teaching for HLS 2012 Health Issues in Later Life
- Teaching for HLS 1007 Health over the Lifespan
- Teaching for HLS 2014 Contemporary Issues in Health Care
- Teaching for HLS 2016 Research Methods
- Teaching for HLS 1008 Health and Society
- Teaching for HLS 3005 Communities and Nutrition
- Supervision for HLS 4001 Dissertation
- Medical Sociology.
- The Ethical, Legal and Social Impact of the New Genetics.
- The Ethical, Legal and Social Impact of Cloning and Stem Cell Research.
- The Governance of Biomedical Science.
Publications on NECTAR
- Knight, J., Corr, S., Ekberg, M. E. and Redwood, T. (2011) Contextual influences on occupational identity in later life. Invited Presentation presented to: College of Occupational Therapists 35th Annual Conference and Exhibition, Brighton, 29 June - 01 July 2011.
- Knight, J., Corr, S., Ekberg, M. E. and Redwood, T. (2011) Occupational identity in later life: contextual influences. Other presented to: International Occupational Science Conference, University of Plymouth, UK, 08-09 September 2011.
- Knight, J., Corr, S., Ekberg, M. E. and Redwood, T. (2010) Occupational choice later in life. Paper presented to: Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists (CSOS) and Society for the Study of Occupation: USA (SSO:USA) Joint Research Conference: Redefining Boundaries and Bridges in Occupation, Ontario, Canada, 14-16 October 2010.
- Knight, J., Ball, V., Corr, S., Turner, A., Lowis, M. J. and Ekberg, M. E. (2007) An empirical study to identify older adults’ engagement in productivity occupations. Journal of Occupational Science. 14(3), pp. 145-153. 1442-7591.
- Ekberg, M. E. (2007) Maximising the benefits and minimizing the risks associated with pre-natal genetic testing. Health, Risk and Society. 9(1), pp. 67-81. 1369-8575.
- Ekberg, M. E. (2007) The concept of health. Paper presented to: Inspiring Transformations: The Arts and Health Conference, University of Northampton, 3-6 September 2007.
- Ekberg, M. E. (2007) The old eugenics and new genetics compared. Social History of Medicine. 20(3), pp. 581-593. 1477-4666.
- Ekberg, M. E. (2007) The parameters of the risk society: a review and exploration. Current Sociology. 55(3), pp. 343-366. 0011-3921.
- Ekberg, M. E. (2006) Genetic expectations. International Journal of Science and Research. 2(1), pp. 41-48. 1832-1011.
- Ekberg, M. E. (2005) Governing the risks emerging from the non-medical uses of genetic testing. Australian Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society. 3(1), pp. 1-16. 1449-0706.
Augstein, P., Stephens, L., Allison, J., Elefanty, A., Ekberg, M., Kay, W. and Harrison, L. (1998) ‘B-Cell Apoptosis in an Accelerated Model of Autoimmune Diabetes,’ Molecular Medicine. Volume 4: 495-501.
Ekberg, M. (2005) ‘Governing the Risks Emerging From the Non-Medical Uses of Genetic Testing.’ The Australian Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society. Volume 3(1):1-16.
Ekberg, M. (2005) ‘A Comparative Analysis of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies.’ International Journal of Science and Research. Volume 1(1): 3-12.
Ekberg, M. (2005) ‘Seven Risks Emerging from Life Patents and Corporate Science.’ Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. Volume 25 (6): 1-9.
Ekberg, M. (2006) ‘Genetic Expectations.’ International Journal of Science and Research. Volume 2(1): 41-48.
Ekberg, M. (2007) ‘The Parameters of the Risk Society: A Review and Exploration.’ Current Sociology. Volume 55 (3): 343-366.
Ekberg, M. (2007) ‘Maximizing the Benefits and Minimizing the Risks of Pre-natal Genetic Testing.’ Health, Risk and Society. Volume 9 (1): 67-81.
Knight J, Ball V, Corr S, Turner A, Lowis M., Ekberg, M. (2007) An Empirical Study to Identify Older Adults’ Engagement in Productivity. Journal of Occupational Science, Volume 14(3).
Ekberg, M. (2007) ‘The Old Eugenics and the New Genetics.’ Social History of Medicine Volume 20: 581-593.
Groves-Kirkby, C., Timson, K, Shield, G., Denman, A., Rogers, S., Campbell, J., Phillips, P., Ekberg, M. ‘Influences Motivating Smokers in a Radon-Affected Area to Quit Smoking tobacco.’ (Forthcoming in Perspectives in Public Health. DOI: 10.1177/1757913912453406).
Ekberg, M. ‘Reassessing the Role of Biomedical Research Ethics Committees’ (Forthcoming in the Journal of Academic Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10805-012-9171-6).
Ekberg, M. (2013). ‘Eugenics: Past, Present and Future.’ (Forthcoming Crafting Humans to be published in 2013).
Bauer, M., and Gaskell, G., (eds). Biotechnology: The Making of a Global Controversy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Review published in the Melbourne Journal of Politics, volume 29, 2004.
Gerrard, Turner and Bateman (eds.). Environmental Risk Planning and Management, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. Review published in The Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 11(3). 2004.
Invited Conference Papers
Ekberg, M. (2011). ‘Eugenics.’ Paper presented to the conference ‘Crafting Humans’ at Queen’s College, The University of Oxford.
Refereed Conference Papers
Ekberg, M. (2004) ‘Are Risk Society Risks Exceptional?’ Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association 2004 Conference.
Ekberg, M. (2004) ‘Intellectual Property Rights, Biotechnology and Globalisation.’ Intellectual Property Workshop at The University of Melbourne, November 2004.
Ekberg, M. (2007) ‘The Governance of Biomedical Research: The Role of Research Ethics Committees.’ The University of Exeter, UK.
Ekberg, M. (2007) ‘The Concept of Health.’ Presented at Inspiring Transformations: The Arts and Health. A conference at the University of Northampton, UK.
Ekberg, M. (2009). ‘Teaching Bioethics to Bioscience Students.’ Presented at the Higher Education Academy, Centre for Bioscience Conference in Birmingham.
Ekberg, M. and Allen, S. (2009). ‘Does knowledge of genetics influence attitudes towards genetic testing?’ Presented at Detecting the Evidence. A conference at the University of Northampton, UK.
Ekberg, M. and Church, S. (2010). ‘Student Midwives perceptions of reproductive ethics.’ Presented at the Midwifery conference at the University of Northampton, UK.
Ekberg, M and Church, S. (2011) ‘Bioethics, Society and Assisted Reproductive Technologies.’ Paper presented to the Centre for Health and Wellbeing Seminar Series.
Ekberg, M. (2011). ‘Surrogacy.’ Paper presented to the Human Reproductive Study Group of the British Sociological Association. Open University.Grants awarded
British Academy Conference Grant, 2007
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