Professor Ariel Ducey

Nominated Fellow

Home Institution: University of Calgary

March - May 2018

Ariel Ducey is Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Calgary.  Her research focuses on knowledge and practice, and emotions and ethicality, in health care in medicine. Her current project, funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Ethics Catalyst Grant, examines the moral economies of surgeons. Working with collaborators in health services, surgery, and bioethics, Ariel has carried out extensive qualitative research on the recent history of pelvic floor surgery.  While at IASH, Ariel will write about how medical harm is produced, known, and reckoned with, through an examination of the widespread adoption of transvaginally-implanted synthetic mesh to surgically treat pelvic floor disorders, and the controversy surrounding these device-procedures in Scotland.