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Journal series

Somatosphere Journal Series co-ordinated by Sahra Gibbon and Michelle Pentecost and co-authored by BBCRN Network members 

A Medical Anthropology Quarterly (MAQ) Journal Series co-ordinated by Sahra Gibbon and Janelle Lamoreux and co-authored by BBCRN Network members


Under themed headings below you will find a selection of network members most recent publications. Scroll through each section to explore the latest articles relating to biosocial approaches, subjects, and methods.

Biosocial Approaches

Situated Interventions in Health Care? Refiguring the Normative Place and Experimental Practice of Social Science
Angela M. Filipe - Taylor & Francis, 2017
The co-production of what? Knowledge, values, and social relations in health care
Angela Filipe, Alicia Renedo, Cicely Marston - PLOS Biology, 2017
Bioethnography and the Birth Cohort: A Method for Making New Kinds of Anthropological Knowledge about Transmission
Elizabeth F. S. Roberts - Somatosphere, 2019
Caring for biosocial complexity. Articulations of the environment in research on the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Michael Penkler - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 2022
Towards a feminist philosophy of engagements in health-related research
Sonja Erikainen et al - Wellcome Open Research, 2022
Developing a Canadian framework for social determinants of health and well- being among children with neurodisabilities and their families: an ecosocial perspective
Angela M. Filipe et al - Disability and Rehabilitation, 2021

Biomarkers and Social Exposures​

Human Placenta, Birth Cohorts, and the Production of Epigenetic Knowledge
Martine Lappé + Robbin Jeffries Hein - Somatosphere, 2020

Toxicity and Pollution

Toxicology and the chemistry of cohort kinship
Janelle Lamoreaux - Somatosphere, 2020

Covid-19 and Cohorts

The Lived Experiences of Epidemiologists in 2020
Martha María Téllez-Rojo - Epidemiology, 2021

Life course research

Birth cohorts, biosocial theory, and the politics of developmental disruption
Dominique P. Béhague - Somatosphere, 2020
Becoming Intergenerational in Birth Cohorts: kinship and the remaking of participation
Sahra Gibbon + Rosie Mathers - Somatosphere, 2021
The new trial communities: challenges and opportunities in preconception cohorts
Michelle Pentecost - Somatosphere, 2021

Examining Adversity

How should we study intergenerational trauma? Reflections on a 30-year birth cohort study in Soweto, South Africa
Andrew Wooyoung Kim - Somatosphere, 2020
Epistemic and Temporal Disjunctions: (Re)Mapping “Suicide Risk” Epigenetics Through Birth Cohorts
Stephanie Lloyd, Angela M. Filipe and Alexandre Larivée - Somatosphere, 2020
Troubling Neurobiological Vulnerability: Psychiatric Risk and the Adverse Milieu in Environmental Epigenetics Research
Angela Marques Filipe, Stephanie Lloyd and Alexandre Larivée - Frontiers in Sociology, 2021
A Science of Hope? Tracing Emergent Entanglements between the Biology of Early Life Adversity, Trauma-informed Care, and Restorative Justice
Rüth Muller + Martha Kenney - Science, Technology, & Human Values 2020
Ethnic and sexual identities: inequalities in adolescent health and wellbeing in a national population- based study
Amal R. Khanolkar, David M. Frost, Evangeline Tabor, Victoria Redclift, Rebekah Amos, Praveetha Patalay - LGBT Health 2022

Research Methodologies

Making Better Numbers through Bioethnographic Collaboration
Elizabeth F.S. Roberts - American Anthropology, 2021
Bio-Ethnography: A Collaborative, Methodological Experiment in Mexico City
Elizabeth F.S. Roberts- Somatosphere, 2015


BBCR network members are spearheading  multiple inter-disciplinary projects across the globe. Here are listed some of the innovative collaborations our members are involved with

Mexican Exposures
A Bioethnographic Approach to Health and Inequality

Adolescent Sociality Across Cultures
A cross-cultural collaborative research programme on adolescent sociality, initially focusing on Japan and the UK

DOVE Research Centre
Human Development and Violence Research Centre

Child of Our Time
A blog about the health and happiness of children living in the UK