Dr Cheryl Lancaster

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Cheryl Lancaster (Durham University)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, September 2018 to June 2019.

Project: Edinburgh’s Animals’ Scientific Heritage: How Embryology and Genetics Inform Agricultural and Livestock Research

Cheryl Lancaster is in the unique position of holding doctorates in both cell biology and history and philosophy of science and medicine.  She completed her degrees at the University of Durham, UK, where recently she has also been Director of the Masters degree in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, and a Teaching Fellow in Bioethics.  More on Cheryl’s previous and current work can be found at https://cheryllancaster.weebly.com.

Cheryl’s research focuses on the history and philosophy of the biomedical sciences, in particular the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Cheryl’s most recent research project covered the history of embryonic stem cell research, and her new project at IASH will build on this. Cheryl’s IASH project will focus on both embryology and genetics in agricultural teaching and research here at Edinburgh.