Dr Sally Atkinson

Research Interests

My research looks at scientific knowledge across 3 levels: evolving policy, governance and regulation, on-the-ground emerging research practices, and locating these elements in socio-cultural context. To date I have explored these issues in the development of national research agendas, clinical trials, diagnostics and recruitment practices in neuroscience and neurodegenerative disease. 

I combine my interest in scientific knowledge with work on the lived experiences of in aging, chronic illness, and advances in digital technologies, bioinformatics and neuro-immunology. My recent projects involve working collaboratively with UK and EU research infrastructures around innovations in bioinformatics and experimental medicine. 

I am currently developing a project examining how novel digital platforms are being used to develop recruitment for clinical trials, and the impact of evolving data science approaches on engagement with and experiences of experimental and clinical medicine for dementias.