Dr Annamaria Carusi
Reader in Medical Humanities and Honorary Reader in Philosophy
Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Beech Hill Road
Contact details in the Philosophy Department:
Department of Philosophy
45 Victoria Street
- Associate Professor in Philosophy of Medical Science and Technology; Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies, University of Copenhagen.
- Professor II, Philosophy / Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
- Senior Research Associate, University of Oxford e-Research Centre.
- Lecturer in Literary Theory, University of South Africa.
- Honorary Reader, Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield.
- Visiting Fellow, Computational Cardiovascular Science Team, University of Oxford.
I have a broad humanities background, ranging from philosophy to critical and literary theory. I am interested in connections between epistemic, social, ethical and aesthetic aspects of science, with a particular focus on material practices and technologies. My research is deeply influenced by phenomenology (especially Merleau-Ponty), and is also convergent with philosophy of science in practice, new experimentalism and new materialism. My recent research has focused on images, models, simulations and visualisations in the contemporary biosciences, and on the role of technologies in computationally intensive interdisciplinary settings. My work is highly interdisciplinary, and I have close collaborations in the broad field of science studies, as well as with scientists.
I am interested in supervising PhDs in any of the following areas:
- social epistemology of modelling.
- comparisons between different kinds of models in medical research.
- social and philosophical aspects of images and visualisations.
- technology mediated perception and knowledge, in particular with a phenomenological slant.
- philosophy of medicine.
Students interested in researching these, or other topics in medical humanities, please contact me.
I am currently developing research projects on:
- philosophical, cultural and social aspects of personalised medicine.
- comparing computational and animals models in biomedical sciences.
- developing educational and training resources to deploy the humanities in interdisciplinary science.
For key publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.
- Carusi A, Rodriguez B & Burrage K (2017) Validation and models in computational biomedical sciences: Philosophy, science, engineering. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 129, 1-2.
- Hoel AS & Carusi A (2017) Merleau-Ponty and the Measuring Body. Theory, Culture and Society. View this article in WRRO
- van Baalen S, Carusi A, Sabroe I & Kiely DG (2016) A social-technological epistemology of clinical decision-making as mediated by imaging.. J Eval Clin Pract. View this article in WRRO
- Carusi A (2016) In Silico medicine: Social, Technological and Symbolic Mediation. Humana-Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies, 30, 67-86. View this article in WRRO
- Muszkiewicz A, Britton OJ, Gemmell P, Passini E, Sánchez C, Zhou X, Carusi A, Quinn TA, Burrage K, Bueno-Orovio A & Rodriguez B (2016) Variability in cardiac electrophysiology: Using experimentally-calibrated populations of models to move beyond the single virtual physiological human paradigm. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 120(1-3), 115-127. View this article in WRRO
- Carusi A (2014) Validation and variability: Dual challenges on the path from systems biology to systems medicine. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 48, 28-37.
- Carusi A (2014) Personalised medicine: Visions and visualisations. Tecnoscienza : Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, 1(5).
- Carusi A, Burrage K & Rodriguez B (2012) Bridging experiments, models and simulations: an integrative approach to validation in computational cardiac electrophysiology. AJP: Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 303(2), H144-H155.
- Carusi A (2012) Making the Visual Visible in Philosophy of Science. Spontaneous Generations : Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science, 6(1).
- Carusi A (2011) Computational Biology and the Limits of Shared Vision. Perspectives on Science, 19(3), 300-336.
- Darch P & Carusi A (2010) Retaining volunteers in volunteer computing projects. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 368(1926), 4177-4192.
- Carusi A & Jirotka M (2009) From data archive to ethical labyrinth. Qualitative Research, 9(3), 285-298.
- Carusi A (2009) Philosophy Engines: Technology and Reading / Writing / Thinking Philosophy. Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophical and Religious Studies, 8.
- Carusi A (2009) Implicit Trust in the Space of Reasons and Implications for Technology Design: A Response to Justine Pila. Social Epistemology, 23(1), 25-43.
- Carusi A (2008) Scientific visualisations and aesthetic grounds for trust. Ethics and Information Technology, 10(4), 243-254.
- Carusi A (2016) Enactments of Systems Biology In Green S (Ed.), Philosophy of Systems Biology Perspectives from Scientists and Philosophers (pp. 59-67). Springer View this article in WRRO
- Carusi A (2016) Modelling systems biomedicine: Intertwinement and the ‘Real’ In Whitehead A & Woods A (Ed.), The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. View this article in WRRO
- Carusi A & Hoel AS (2015) Thinking Technology with Merleau-Ponty, Post-phenomenological Investigations: Essays on Human-Technology Relations Lexington Books
- Carusi A & Hoel AS (2014) Brains, Windows and Coordinate Systems In Carusi A, Hoel AS, Webmoor T & Woolgar S (Ed.), Visualisation in the Age of Computerisation London and New York: Routledge.
- Carusi A, Rodriguez B & Burrage K (2013) Model Systems in Computational Systems Biology In Duran J & Arnold E (Ed.), Computer Simulations and the Changing Face of Scientific Experimentation Cambridge Scholars Publishing View this article in WRRO
- Carusi A & Hoel AS (2013) Towards a New Ontology of Scientific Vision In Coopman C, Vertesi J, Lynch M & Woolgar S (Ed.), New Representations in Scientific Practice Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
- Carusi A (2012) From data archives to ethical labyrinths In Dicks B (Ed.), Qualitative Digital Social Research Methods Sage Publications
- Carusi A & Jirotka M (2010) Reshaping research collaboration: The case of virtual research environments, World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities (pp. 277-294).
Conference proceedings papers
- De Waard A, Shum SB, Carusi A, Park J, Samwald M & Sándor A (2009) Hypotheses, evidence and relationships: The HypER approach for representing scientific knowledge claims. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 523
- Carusi A, Darch P, Lloyd S, Jirotka M, de la Flor G, Schroeder R & Meyer E (2010) Shared Understandings in e-Science Projects
- Carusi A & Reimer T (2010) VRE Collaborative Landscape Study
- Carusi A, Hoel AS, Webmoor T & Woolgar S (Eds.) (2014) Visualisation in the age of computerisation. London and New York: Routledge.