School of Social and Political Science

Jarmo De Vries

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PhD student

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I am a part-time PhD student at the department of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies and the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh. The title of my PhD is: 'Implementing genomic medicine: Studying the creation of NHS England’s Genomic Medicine Service'. My supervisors are Miguel García-Sancho, Steve Sturdy, and James Lowe

For a long time, I have been interested in the social dimensions of genomics and personalised medicine and currently I focus on the implementation of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service. Especially, I focus on the way genomic data is being produced, analysed, interpreted, and used in other ways and how the use of genomic data is being made possible (or not) by the use and creation of standards, infrastructure, and the organisation of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service. In this, I draw on work from STS, medical sociology, critical data studies, and the history of genomics.


PhD Science and Technology Studies (part-time), the University of Edinburgh, 2019 - present

MScR Science and Technology Studies, the University of Edinburgh, 2018 - 2019

MSc Science and Technology in Society (part-time), the University of Edinburgh, 2016 - 2018

BA Philosophy, the University of Amsterdam, 2011 - 2015

BSc Biomedical Sciences, the University of Amsterdam, 2011 - 2014


Alice Brown Scholarship, 2019 - 2025

Highly Skilled Workforce Scholarship, 2016 - 2018

Current work

Research Assistant TRANSGENE Project, 2020 - present

(Senior) Tutor in the School of Social and Political Sciences, 2020 - present