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Dr Andrew Balmer - personal details

Contact details

Role: Lecturer in Sociology

Tel: 0161 275-2488

Location: Arthur Lewis Building-2.028
School of Social Sciences
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




I currently conduct research on technology, science and everyday life.

I am happy to supervise PhD students in the following areas: science and technology studies; lying, deception and secrecy; neurosociety and dementia; sociology of everyday lives. 

My academic papers are best found here.

My current projects include a Simon Fellowship research project on the 'ageing brain', concerned with dementia and everday life, and how the personal lives of ageing people are made sense of within scientific and medical contexts.I am also developing my previous work on lie detection technologies into a sociological account of how we tell lies and determine what is to count as a lie in everyday life. Finally, I continue to investigate and participate in the emergence of the field of synthetic biology, through which I am exploring the possibilities for collaboration between the natural and social sciences. 

I'm on Twitter and I have a blog called 'Reasonable Excuse'.