Dr Faranak Hardcastle

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Research Fellow

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I am a research fellow in the UNESCO Chair in Science Communication for the Public Good research group at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at the ANU, a visiting fellow at the Clinical Ethics, Law, and Society (CELS) at the University of Oxford, and a visiting fellow at the department of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

My background is in STS and sociotechnical research and I am interested in exploring the dominant future imaginaries, particularly those associated with Web/AI, Semantic Web technologies, and Personalized Medicine/Genomics. I am interested in using co-production methods to engage with various disciplines and stakeholders, to articulate alternative futures that are both more equitable and sustainable, with an aim to retrospectively analyse and reconceptualize the present and identify how to intervene and drive positive change.