Dr Nicola Marks
BA Natural Sciences Part II Genetics (Cambridge)
MSc by Research Human Genetics (Edinburgh)
PhD Social Studies of Science (Edinburgh)
Phone: 02 4221 4650
Nicola teaches in the Science and Technology Studies programme, with particular interests in social aspects of genetics, biotechnology and biomedicine.
Courses usually taught and/or coordinated:
- STS100 - Knowledge, Culture and Social Change: Science, Technology and Society
- STS 216/8 - Environment in Crisis
- STS 250/1 - Social Aspects of Genetics and Biotechnology
- STS 288 (guest lectures) - Risk, Media and Communication
- STS 320 - New Biosciences and the Body
- STS 399 - Research Topics in Science and Technology Studies
- PHIL 380 - Bioethics
For up-to-date information, see http://uow.academia.edu/NicolaMarks
- Marks NJ (forthcoming 2013) ‘Speech Acts and Performances of Scientific Citizenship: Examining How Scientists Talk about Therapeutic Cloning. Public Understanding of Science.
- Marks NJ (2012) ‘Cyborg Stem Cells in Public: Deconstructing and Taking Responsibility for Categorizations’. New Genetics & Society 31(4): 359-84.
- Marks, NJ (2011) ‘Science Fiction, Cultural Knowledge and Rationality: How Stem Cell Researchers Talk about Reproductive Cloning’ in Ferber, S and Wilde, S (eds.) The Body Divided: Human Beings and Human 'Material' in the History of Medical Science, London, Ashgate.
- Marks, NJ (2011) ‘Stem Cell Researchers Trust, Ambivalence and Reflexivity: Opportunities for Improved Science-Public Relations?’ Science and Public Policy 38(7): 541-54.
- Marks, NJ (2010) ‘Defining Stem Cells? Scientists and Their Classifications of Nature’. The Sociological Review, 58 (s1), 32-50; also in Chapter 3 in: Parry S and Dupré J (eds) Nature After The Genome, Oxford: Blackwell
- Marks NJ (2009) ‘Public Understanding of Genetics: The Deficit Model’. Based on an entry by Jon Turney. In: Encyclopedia Of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/
Nicola is happy to supervise projects on a number of areas within STS including the following:
- Social aspects of science and technology (including the Sociology Of Scientific Knowledge)
- Public engagement in science and public participation in developing countries and in the Asia-Pacific region
- Scientific citizenship and representations of science
- Power and authority
- Novel public engagement techniques
- New scientific developments and contentious issues
- Discourses of science
- Sociology of death and ageing
- Gender and science