Jessie Cooper, Visiting Professor, October 23-26

Professor Jessie Cooper will be at the University of Granada from today, Tuesday 23, until next Friday October 26, as a Visiting Professor, participating in teaching and research activities linked to FiloLab.

Jessie Cooper is a sociologist of Medicine and works as a Professor of Sociology of Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of London. Her main research areas focus on the social practices and policies of organ donation and transplantation. She has conducted research in the United Kingdom on ethnic inequalities in organ transplantation to examine institutional practices around organ donation and allocation. Her current study analyzes how health professionals in the United Kingdom manage the ethics of organ donation in controlled asystole in their daily practice. Her research uses qualitative methods, which involves conducting interviews, observations and policy analysis. She is interested in broadening her approach from the United Kingdom to investigate organ donation after circulatory death (DCD) in other national contexts, such as Spain. She would be interested to know how the DCD works in Spain and what questions the DCD raises from the perspective of the Transplant Coordination in Spain.

Her visit is part of the INEDyTO project (MINECO FFI2017-88913-P), directed by David Rodríguez-Arias.

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