QualificationsBA (Hons), PhD (Sociology) Cardiff University
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Michael Arribas-Ayllon attained a BA (Hons) in Social Psychology and Social Political Philosophy from the University of Western Sydney (Australia), and a PhD in Sociology from the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. He is a Lecturer within the Social Sciences and affiliated with Cesagen having worked on the Biomedicine, Identity and Behaviour theme. In his previous post, he worked on the genetic testing of children with Prof. Angus Clarke and Prof. Srikant Sarangi in the .
Michael’s PhD 'On the Medicalization of Welfare' explored histories of contemporary welfare politics as a critical commentary of advanced liberalism. His particular expertise is in the use of discourse analytic approaches, ranging from policy analysis, representations in print, historical documents, and personal accounts of life-histories and experience. Michael is a trained social psychologist with a strong interest in linking practices of subjectification to the wider politics of the present.
Michael has refereed articles for Sociology of Health and Illness, the International Journal of Critical Psychology, Qualitative Research and New Genetics and Society and Bioethics. He also teaches on the MSc Genetic Counselling course at the University Hospital Wales Heath Park.
Arribas-Ayllon, M., Sarangi, S., and Clarke, A. (in press) 'Promissory strategies of personalisation in the commercialisation of genetic testing.' Communication and Medicine.
Arribas-Ayllon, M. 2011. 'The ethics of disclosing genetic diagnosis for Alzheimer's disease: do we need a new paradigm?' British Medical Bulletin. DOI:10.1093/bmb/idr023.
Arribas-Ayllon, M., Featherstone, K., and Atkinson, P. 2011. 'The practical ethics of genetic responsibility: Nondisclosure and the autonomy of affect.' Social Theory and Health. 9(1): 3-23.
Arribas-Ayllon, M. 2010. 'Beyond pessimism: the dialectic of promise and complexity in genomic research.' Genomics, Society and Policy. 6(2): 1-12. ISSN:1746-5354
Arribas-Ayllon, M., Bartlett, A., and Featherstone, K. 2010. 'Complexity and accountability: The witches brew of psychiatrics genetics.' Social Studies of Science. 40(4): 499-524.
Arribas-Ayllon, M., Sarangi, S. and Clarke, A. 2009. 'Professional ambivalence: Accounts of ethical practice in childhood genetic testing.' Journal of Genetic Counseling. 18(2): 173-184. ISSN: 1573-3599
Arribas-Ayllon, M. and Gunnarsdottir, G. 2009. Review of 'John Forges, The responsible scientist: A philosophical inquiry.' Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. 4, April.
Arribas-Ayllon, M., Sarangi, S., and Clarke, A. 2008. ' Social Science and Medicine. 66(7): 1521-1532.
Arribas-Ayllon, M., Sarangi, S., and Clarke, A. 2008. 'Micropolitics of responsibility vis-à-vis autonomy: Parental accounts of childhood genetic testing and (non)disclosure.' Sociology of Health and Illness. 30(2): 255-271.
Arribas-Ayllon, M. 2005. 'Genealogy and the subject of welfare.' International Journal of Critical Psychology.15: 8-40.
Arribas-Ayllon, M. (in press) 'Personalized medicine and promissory science'. In R. Chadwick (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Applied Ethics Vol.2. Elsevier.
Arribas-Ayllon, M. 2009. 'The politics of autonomy in genetic testing of children'. In B. Wieser and W. Berger (eds). Assessing life: On the organization of genetic testing. Pribram: Profile. ISBN 978-3-89019-643-5.
Arribas-Ayllon, M. and Walkerdine, V. 2007. . In W. Stainton-Rogers and C. Willig (eds). Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology. Sage.
Arribas-Ayllon, M., Sarangi, S., and Clarke, A. 2008. 'The politics of autonomy in genetic testing of children'. Working Paper 107, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, ISBN 978-1-904815-72-3. Arribas-Ayllon, M., Sarangi, S., and Clarke, A. 2008. 'Professional ambivalence: Accounts of ethical practice in childhood genetic testing'. Working Paper 108, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, ISBN 978-1-904815-73-0.
Atkinson, P., Featherstone, K., Gregory, M., and Arribas-Ayllon, M. 2008. Inquiry into Genomic Medicine. The House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology.