Dr Michael Morrison
Principal Investigator Biomodifying Technologies, HeLEX
Michael has an MA (by Research and Thesis) and PhD from the interdisciplinary Institute for Science and Society (ISS) at the University of Nottingham. He also holds a BSc in Biology from the University of St. Andrews (2000). Michael has previously worked on the IMI STEMBANCC project, providing governance and ethical support to the project. He has also been a researcher on the Framework Programme 7 Regenerative Medicine in Europe (REMEDiE) project at the University of York and with the Health Technology and Society group at the University of Exeter.
Michael’s primary research interest and expertise lies in the application of insights and perspectives from Science and Technology Studies (STS) and medical sociology to the study of novel and emerging biotechnologies. More specifically, he is concerned with understanding the ways in which these technologies are shaped by a variety of social factors – including institutional and regulatory cultures as well as the perspectives of developers and prospective users – throughout the course of their development and deployment into practice; and how, in turn, new biomedical technologies shape and reconfigure our understandings of disease, health, and the ‘sorts’ of people we are or can be. He is also working with Jane Kaye and other HeLEX members to develop novel consent procedures for large-scale biobanking projects.
Research using free text data in medical records could benefit from dynamic consent and other tools for responsible governance.
Morrison M., (2020), J Med Ethics, 46, 380 - 381
Implications of secondary findings for clinical contexts
MORRISON M. et al, (2020), Secondary Findings in Genomic Research, 155 - 201
Gene Therapy Regulation: Could In-Body Editing Fall Through The Net?
MOURBY M. and MORRISON M., (2020), European Journal of Human Genetics
Genome editing: the dynamics of continuity, convergence, and change in the engineering of life
Martin P. et al, (2020), New Genetics and Society
CRISPR in context: towards a socially responsible debate on embryo editing
Morrison M. and de Saille S., (2019), Palgrave Communications, 5