Michael Morrison is Senior Researcher in Sociology with the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) and Associate Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society at the University of Oxford
His work deals with the dynamics of innovation in biomedical technologies, where has worked on a range of topics including human enhancement, biobanking, and regenerative medicine. Michael is currently heading an ESRC-funded project investigating how potential clinical applications of new technologies are shaped by scientific, regulatory, economic, and cultural factors. This work draws on three interrelated case studies of induced pluripotent stem cells, genome editing using CRISPR-Cas9 and similar tools, and 3D printing of living biological material. For more information, see www.biomodtech.com
Michael obtained his Ma and PhD from the Institute for Science and Society University of Nottingham and has worked in the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) at the University of York and the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis) at the University of Exeter before moving to Oxford in 2012.