iHuman blog archive
This blog brings together scholars in iHuman to reflect on what it means to be human in the 21st Century. Blogs address matters of equity and social justice including responses to the social implications of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Eva Hilberg from our drug orphanisation team travelled to Boston (MA) to engage with thought about the future of healthcare
Fieldnotes: Attending the World EPA Congress 2023
The drug orphanisation team attended the world's largest pharmaceutical conference on evidence, pricing, and access (World EPA Congress), and saw a shift in narrative from market sustainability to health equity.
Fieldnotes: Attending the Social Pharmaceutical Innovations (SPINs) Congress 2023
The drug orphanisation team met with clinicians, pharmacist, economists, and other social scientists to look how we might develop new, more socially-oriented, ways of reducing the the high price of orphan drugs (medicines for rare diseases).
Focus on patients’ stories
Eva Hilberg launches a new, interdisciplinary strand of research, developed in collaboration with Erasmus University Rotterdam which seeks to better understand the power of patient stories.
Fieldnotes: Attending IRDiRC / (Re)Act 2023
The drug orphanisation team met regulators, scientists, and patient organisations in Berlin to discuss the future of rare disease medicine, the relevance of Sony's upcoming PS6 games console, and reimbursement challenges for digital health technology
Creative workshop: picturing experiences of a rare disease
A creative workshop was held in March 2023 in collaboration with an artist and clinical practitioners.
Re-Emerge? Different perspectives on the experiences of parents during Covid19 and the opportunities of creativity
Reflections on the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences ‘Understanding Society’ event on 1 November 2022
Dr Jessica Bradley, School of Education, University of Sheffield
Global connections and pandemic disconnections: What planning a wedding shows about early responses to the COVID-19 outbreak
by Carlos Cuevas-Garcia
Follow the science, just not that one! Inequality, bias and UK science advice.
Rokia Ballo (UCL) & Warren Pearce (University of Sheffield)
Crisis or no crisis: labels matter
Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole, Professor in Education at the University of Sheffield.
Stem cells in the air now!
Dr Ros Williams, Lecturer in Digital Media and Society, Sociological Studies and iHuman, University of Sheffield