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Research Profile

Mr Gareth M Thomas 


Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Thomas, G.M. and Banks, T. (2013). ‘We aren’t racing a fair race’: Rawls, Sen, and the Paralympic Games. Sociological Research Online 18(3), 14. Available here.

Thomas, G.M. (2012) Beyond tagging, poking, and throwing sheep: Using Facebook in social research. Qualitative Researcher 14, pp. 8-10. Available here. (ISSN 1748-7315).

Davies, S., Rucinska, K. and Thomas, G.M. (2012) The House of Beasts’ Symposium: Enquiries into the human and the animal. Humanimalia: A Journal of Human/Animal Interface Studies 4(1), pp. 136-143. Available here. (ISSN 2151-8645).

 

Other Publications

Thomas, G.M. (2013) Fat Chances? The Obesity Problem in Tamworth. Cost of Living. Weblog [Online] 16 August. Available at: http://www.cost-ofliving.net/fat-chances-the-obesity-problem-in-tamworth/ .

Thomas, G.M. (2012) Rethinking Disability: Bodies, Senses, and Things, by Michael Schillmeier. Reviewed in: The Sociological Review 60(3), pp. 575-577. Available here. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-954X.2012.02108.x).

Durand, M., Thomas, G.M., Beattie, B., Delbarre, A., Fisher, J. and Elwyn, G. (2012) Option Grid: Down’s Syndrome Screening [Online]. Available at: http://www.optiongrid.co.uk/resources/Downs_Syndrome_Screening-Option_Grid.pdf. (ISBN 978-0-9571887-7-8).

 

Presentations

Picture perfect: 4D scans and consumer practices in the antenatal clinic. University of York, UK, 11 September 2013.

Helping parents decide about Down’s syndrome screening: using an option grid as a facilitation tool. Royal College of Gynaecologists World Congress 2013. Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre, UK, 24 June 2013 (Poster Presentation).

Picture perfect: Down’s syndrome in the antenatal clinic. Medicine, Science and Culture Research Interest Group. Cardiff University, UK, 12 June 2013.

A risky business: prenatal screening for Down’s syndrome. Theorising Diagnosis (part of the ESRC Seminar Series ‘The Role of Diagnosis in Health and Wellbeing:  A Social Science Perspective on the Social, Economic and Political Costs and Consequences of Diagnosis’). University of East Anglia, UK, 23 May 2013 (Poster Presentation).

A risky business: risk and uncertainty in antenatal care. Risk and Uncertainty: Ontologies and Methods. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23 January 2013.

A risky business: prenatal screening for Down’s syndrome. Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference on Fertility, Pregnancy and Development. Cardiff University, UK, 30 November 2012.

Heritage on display: Soviet nostalgia (with Esther Muddiman). Ethnography, Culture and Interpretive Analysis Research Group. Cardiff University, UK, 31 October 2012.

Pre-fieldwork fieldwork: ethnographic beginnings and performing trust in an NHS setting. Postgraduate Café. Cardiff University, UK, 17 October 2012.

A risky business: screening for Down’s syndrome in antenatal care. Doctoral Student Conference. Cardiff University, UK, 10 October 2012.

Heritage on display: Soviet nostalgia (with Esther Muddiman and Borbála Koniorczyk). Heritage as Imagination, as Resource, as Conflict: International Summer School in Urban Anthropology. Sozopol, Bulgaria, 29 June 2012. Available here.

Among threats and thrills: ‘NTs’ and ‘4Ds’ in a private antenatal clinic. Human Reproduction Study Group Conference. Lancaster University, UK, 21 June 2012.

Among threats and thrills: ‘NTs’ and ‘4Ds’ in a private antenatal clinic. Ethnography, Culture and Interpretive Analysis Research Group. Cardiff University, UK, 11 June 2012.

Problematising informed consent (with Tim Banks). Postgraduate Café. Cardiff University, UK, 25 April 2012.

Low doesn’t mean no: prenatal screening for Down’s syndrome. Spotlight on Social Science Conference. Cardiff University, UK, 30 March 2012.

A review of the House of Beasts’ Symposium: Enquiries into the human and the animal (with Sophie Davies and Karolina Rucinska). House of Beasts Symposium: Darwin Festival. Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Shrewsbury, UK, 18 February 2012.

Epistemology/ontology: Why does it matter and how would you know? Summing-up and debate (with Sophie Davies and Mengle Zhang). SOCSI Social Theory Forum. Cardiff University, UK, 26 September 2011.