Professor Catherine Waldby is Director of the Research School of the Social Sciences at the Australian National University, and Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Science and Medicine at King’s College, London .
Prior to this, she was Professorial Future Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. Her researches focuses on social studies of biomedicine and the life sciences and she is the author of fifty five research articles and seven monographs in this area.
Her recent books include The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Regenerative Medicine in Transition, (with Herbert Gottweis and Brian Salter, Palgrave 2009) Clinical Labour: Tissue donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioconomy (with Melinda Cooper, Duke University Press (in press). Her work has been translated into Italian, Koran Chinese and German. With Nikolas Rose and Ilina Singh, she is the editor of BioSocieties, and interdisciplinary journal. for the social studies of life sciences.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a member of the History and Philosophy Committee of the Academy of Sciences. She is also the Deans and Directors’ representative on the ANU Council.
She has received numerous national and international research grants for her work on stem cells, embryology blood donation and biobanking , from the Australia Research Council, the UK Economic and Social Research Council and European Union COST and FP7 programs.
Her work has had extensive policy impact in relation to the regulation of the human embryonic stem cell research, stem cell treatments, biobanking and tissue donation.