PCTP Member Profile
Ms Rachel Douglas-Jones
Interests and/or Activities
PhD student on the International Science and Bioethics Collaborations Project, coordinated by researchers at the Universities of Cambridge, Durham and Sussex.
Research Interests include Ethics; research governance and regulation; Legal anthropology, ethnographic approaches to capacity building; Sri Lanka; Melanesia; Comparison; Organisations; Collaborations; STS.
- Postgraduate Assistant on the Writing Across Boundaries project
- 2011-12 co-chair (with Stevienna de Saille, Leeds) of the ESRC Genomics Forum funded Postgraduate Forum on Genetics and Society (PFGS ). Website Editor and twitter account @PFGStweets
- Editorial Team member of Open Access journal Hau. (2011)
- Simpson, R., Dissanayake, V., Douglas-Jones, R.C. & Sariola, S. (2009). Biomedical research in South Asia Ethical review, remit and responsibility. The Newsletter (52): 27.
- Douglas-Jones, R.C (2009). Review of Anthropology and Science: Epistemologies in Practice. By Jeanette Edwards, Penny Harvey and Peter Wade (eds.). Anthropology in Action 16(1): 91-92.
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2009). Review of João Biehl, Will To Live: Aids Therapies and the Politics of Survival. Kaleidoscope The Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Journal of Durham's Institute of Advanced Study 3(1): 75-77.
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2009). Review: 'The Global Idea of "The Commons", ed. Donald M. Nonini. Durham Anthropology Journal 16(1): 78-80.
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2011), (Bio)ethics excluded: an ethnographic account of evidence and elephants in research ethics, 5th Postgraduate Bioethics Conference: Social Scientific Approaches to Bioethics: Methods and Methodologies. Wellcome Collection, London..
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2011), A single broken thread: integrity, accountability and trust in Asian ethics review committees, Royal Anthropological Institute First Annual Postgraduate Conference. Durham, England.
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2011), An addition which subtracts? Building persons and systems of capacity in Asian Biomedical Research Ethics, 110th American Anthropological Association Conference. Montreal, Canada.
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2011), Ethics without Trust: Responsibility, Accountability and Audit in Asian Ethics Review Committees, Trusting Information: Technology Truth and Transparency. IT University, Copenhagen, Denmark..
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2011), Implicit Futures: Research Ethics Review and Capacity Building as Practices of Progress and Protection, Imagining, Negotiating and Taming Emerging Technosciences. Albert-Schweitzer Haus, Vienna, Austria.
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2011), Scaling the Elephant and Elephant-ing the Scale: blind men's perspectives, ethics committees and analytical disappearances, 3rd Annual Anthropology Postgraduate Conference. Collingwood College, Durham, England.
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2010), Research Ethics and Multi-sited Comparisons: some starting points with Asian maps and elephants, International Science and Bioethics Collaborations in Asia: an End of Award Colloquium. Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge.
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2009), Expectation in Ethical Review, International Science and Bioethics Collaborations Colloquium. Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), Cambridge..
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2009), Exploring Plateaus: sites, flights and territories of ethnographic research, 2nd International Deleuze Studies Conference LEGODeleuze. Cologne, Germany.
- Douglas-Jones, R.C. (2008), Studying Expectation: concealed collaboration in emergent bioethical governance, American Anthropological Association Conference 'Inclusion, Collaboration and Engagement'. San Francisco, California..
Journal papers: academic
- Simpson, R., Dissanayake, V.H.W., Douglas-Jones, R.C., & Sariola, S. (2010). Ethical Review, Remit and Responsibility in Biomedical Research in South Asia. Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 7(2): 113-114.
Journal papers: online
- Douglas-Jones, R.C & Sariola, S (2009). Rhizome Yourself: Experiencing Deleuze and Guattari from Theory to Practice. Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 19(Summer).