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Alina Geampana

Alina Geampana

Dr Alina Geampana

Assistant Professor in Sociology

What area does your research focus on?

My work explores the social and political dimensions of health technologies. I am especially interested in reproductive health innovations. My research has looked at contraceptive risk/benefit assessment, the use and development of assisted reproductive technologies, evidence-making in fertility treatment and commercialisation in reproductive care. I am currently investigating digital innovations in women’s health.

What are the other key aspects of your role?

I convene a UG3 gender and health module as well as a masters level qualitative methods module. I am also a convenor of the British Sociological Association’s STS study group.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I really enjoy travelling, cooking and trying out new foods as much as possible. When I need a break from it all, reality TV or a good (non-academic) book is my escape.

What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?

I would be keen to help with navigating the institutional landscape and (often problematic and hidden) expectations in academia (UK and/or US/Canada). I would also be happy to help with planning, organising time, navigating the job market and developing academic career progression.