Peta Freestone

I’m a researcher of research, and have interests in policy and technology for global health, the changing nature of academic careers, and the history of research fields. My doctoral thesis examined the socio-political structures of tuberculosis vaccine research in the UK, US, Canada and South Africa.

I love to teach. I create and develop writing programs, such as the award-winning Thesis Boot Camp (originally at the University of Melbourne, now exported to the Australian National University and delivered for the first time in the UK at Queen Mary University of London in April 2015). I’ve also tutored and guest lectured in sociology, political science, literature and literacy education, and cross-disciplinary methods and theory.

In 2014, I was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Now I balance my own research and writing with managing the daily operations of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, an exciting, varied post which draws on my professional experience over several years in researcher development, my academic grounding in research policy, and my creative practice.


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