1. ESRC Genomics Network (archive)
  2. Gengage
  3. The Human Genre Project

Cesagen · People

Dr. Jamie Lewis

MRC Research Associate and Cesagen Associate


029 2087 0488






10 Museum Place


Jamie Lewis attained a BSc.Econ (Joint Hons) in Psychology and Sociology, a MSc in Social Science Research Methods, and a PhD from the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. He is currently a Research Associate for the newly funded Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for the Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG), and a Cesagen affiliate. Employed until August 2014, Jamie is working in the area of Public Engagement of Psychiatric Genetics. In 2010, as part of this job, he co-launched Cardiff sciSCREEN (cardiffsciscreen.blogspot.com and cardiffsciscreen.co.uk); a public engagement event which uses films as a starting point. Currently 1400 people have attended and 60 people presented at over 20 events, which have included invites to both the Cheltenham and Cardiff Science Festivals. In conjunction with Techniquest, Jamie has also built a 2 hour contemporary science debate focussing on the science behind ADHD and the social and ethical ramifications of these developments. Currently this has been delivered to over 500 16-18 year olds in schools based in the convergence areas of Wales. Jamie also worked with Simon Read to organise the Translation: Bench to Brain Public Engagement Arts Exhibition which showcased the work of artists Julia Thomas and Rhys Bevan Jones. 300 people attended the week long exhibition which included numerous events.Jamie’s research interests includes the practice of modelling, particularly the construction of animal models, the regulation, standardisation and surveillance of stem cell tissue, the emergence and stabilisation of bioinformatics, interdisciplinary and cross disciplinary research and the public understanding and public engagement of genetic science. His research has given him a strong grounding in conducting qualitative research, in particular laboratory ethnographies of biomedical settings and interviews with elite scientists. He has refereed articles for BioSocieties, Qualitative Research and New Genetics and Society and has taught on Undergraduate and Master’s Course in the School of Social Sciences and a Master’s course in the School of BioSciences.


Journal Articles:

Stephens, N. Lewis, J. and Atkinson, P. (2013) ‘Closing the Regulatory Regress: GMP Accreditation in Stem Cell Laboratories’ Sociology of Health and Illness vol. 35 issue 3 March.

Lewis, J. and Bartlett A. (In Press) 'Inscribing a Discipline: Tensions in the Field of Bioinformatics'. New Genetics and Society.

Lewis, J., Atkinson, P., Harrington, J. and Featherstone, K. (2012) 'When is an Animal Model Good-Enough? Representation and Embodiment in the Laboratory'. Sociology.Available at: http://soc.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/12/10/0038038512457276.full.pdf+html

doi: 10.1177/0038038512457276

Lewis, J. and Atkinson, P. (2011) 'The Surveillance of Cellular Scientists' Practice. BioSocieties, 6: pp381-400.

Power, S., Taylor, C., Lewis, J., Connolly, M., Thomas, G.and Jones, S.W., 2010. 'Realising the 'Learning Country': Research Activity and Capacity With Welsh Local Authorities', Contemporary Wales, 23.

Lewis, J., 2006. ‘Making Order out of a Contested Disorder: the utilisation of online support groups in social science research’, Qualitative Researcher. 3(Summer 2006): 4-7.

Power, S., Moss, G., Lewis, J., Whitty, G. and Edwards, T., 2005. ‘Staying in touch? The potential of Friends Reunited as a research tool’. Research Intelligence. 92: 6-8.

Harris, P., Lewis, J. and Adam, B., 2004. ‘Time, Sustainable Transport and the Politics of Speed’, World Transport Policy and Practice. 10(2): 5-11.

Gorard, S., Lewis, J., and Smith, E., 2004. ‘Disengagement in Wales: Educational, Social and Economic Issues’, The Welsh Journal of Education.13(1):118-147.

Book Chapters:

Lewis, J. (2010) Matchmaking Mechanisms: Collaborative Arrangements in Proteomics and Bioinformatics: In Parker JN, Vermeulen N and Penders B (eds) Collaboration in the New Life Sciences. Surrey: Ashgate Publishers. pp179-200


Lewis, J., Thomas, J., Bevan-Jones, R. and Read, S. (2012) A Report on a Public Engagement Arts Exhibition. Free to download: Art Exhibition Report.

Stephens, N. Chekar, C. K. & Lewis, J. (2009) ‘Global Issues, Regional Engagement: ‘Discussing Stem Cells in Context’ event hosted at the National Assembly for Wales, 19th May 2009’ ESRC Genomics Network Newsletter. Free to download here.

Bartlett, A., Lewis J. and Holme I (2005) 'Postgraduate Forum on Geneticsand Society: Report on the Ninth Colloquium' Genomics, Society and PolicyVol 1(3): pp82-86.

Fitz, J., Taylor, C., Pugsley, L., Madden, L., Stephens, N., Lewis, J., Smith, M. (2005) Attitudes Towards Participation in Higher Education in Wales 2005: Report for the Independent Study into the Devolution of the Student Support System and Tuition Fee Regime. Rees Report.