Richard Milne is a sociologist of science, technology and medicine. He received his PhD at University College London in Science and Technology Studies. His first degree is in Human Sciences, also from UCL, and he has a MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. He has held research and teaching posts at UCL, the University of Sheffield and Birkbeck University of London. He is experienced in the use of a range of qualitative research methods, including focus groups, interviews and ethnography.
Richard’s research interests are around:
- the social and ethical implications of new life sciences and technologies, particularly around Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscience and ‘big data’
- the translational process in biomedical research
- the production, identification and understanding of risk.
Richard supervises first-year sociology students for Churchill College
Milne, R., Bunnik, E., Tromp, K., Bemelmans, S., Badger, S., Gove, D., Maman, M., Schermer, M., Truyen, L., Brayne, C., Richard, E. (2017) Ethical issues in the development of readiness cohorts in Alzheimer’s disease research Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease
Milne, R. (2016) In search of lost time: age and the promise of induced pluripotent stem cell models of the brain New Genetics and Society
Bemelmans, S., Tromp, K., Bunnik, E., Milne, R., Badger, S., Brayne, C., Schermer, M., Richard, E., (2016) Psychological, behavioral and social effects of disclosing Alzheimer’s Disease biomarkers to research participants – a systematic review Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy
Milne, R. and Badger S. (2016) Care and responsibility in building futures for Alzheimer’s disease research Boenink, M., van Lente, H. and Moors. E. (eds) Biomarker diagnostics for Alzheimer’s disease: innovating with care Palgrave Macmillan: London
Milne, R. (2013) “Arbiters of waste: date labels and the contingent definition of good, safe food” in Evans D., Campbell, H and Murcott, A. (eds.) Putting Waste on the Food Studies Agenda: Production, Politics and Everyday Life. (Sociological Review Monograph Series) Wiley-Blackwell: London
Milne, R. (2012) “Pharmaceutical Prospects: Biopharming and the Geography of Technological Expectations” Social Studies of Science 41(2)
Milne, R. (2011) “A focus group study of food safety practices in relation to listeriosis among the over-60s. Critical Public Health, 21(04), pp. 485 – 495.