Sarah Cunningham-Burley

Sarah Cunningham-Burley is Professor of Medical and Family Sociology at the University of Edinburgh and Head of School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences. She is based in the Centre for Population Health Sciences (CPHS) and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) where she is one of the founding co-directors. Her research interests include families, relationships and health; social issues in relation to new technologies and health and public engagement in medical science. In addition to the Wellcome Trust Biomedical Ethics Strategic Award on ‘The Human Body: its scope, limits and future’, in collaboration with the Institute of Science, Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester, her current research includes the public engagement strand of the Scottish Health Informatics Programme; an NHS Lothian funded study of opiate using parents, exploring their experiences of pregnancy and the postnatal period and an investigation into young people’s attitudes towards partnering and parenting in the context of global threats, part of the ESRC Centre for Population Change programme.