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Dr Caitlin Stobie

Dr Caitlin Stobie

Caitlin Stobie


Postdoctoral Researcher

Caitlin is a postdoctoral researcher on the Wellcome Trust-funded Fakes, Fabrications and Falsehoods in Global Health project, working with a team led by Dr Patricia Kingori to establish an interdisciplinary critical framework for investigating global perspectives on the concept of the fake in medical and social discourse. This research is based in the Ethox Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities (WEH). 

Before joining Ethox, Caitlin worked as a Wellcome ISSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow and LAHRI Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, where she previously completed her PhD. With a background in critical theory and literary studies, her broader research focuses on gender and intersections between the environmental and medical humanities. Her articles have been published in BMJ Medical Humanities, Comparative Critical Studies, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and elsewhere. She is the author of Abortion Ecologies in Southern African Fiction (forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic in 2022).

An intersectional approach to bioethics is central to Caitlin’s research ethos. She has worked as co-curator of an exhibition titled Bearing Different Risks at the Thackray Medical Museum (in partnership with the AHRC-funded network The Risks of Childbirth in Historical Perspective) and on public engagement events including Leeds Light Night and Be Curious. As a commissioned poet on the Leeds Creative Labs, she is also interested in the relationship between literature and science; her debut collection, Thin Slices, is forthcoming with Verve Poetry Press in 2022. 

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