Professor Celia Roberts

Professor of Gender and Science Studies

Current Teaching

Teaching and Departmental Roles

I am curently the Co-Director, with VIcky Singleton of the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies and also, with Anne Cronin, Joint Doctoral Director in the Department of Sociology.

In 2016-17 I will teach an MA course, 'Gender, Sex and Bodies' which is a core course for our Women's Studies Programme. At the UG level I am co-teaching, with Maggie Mort, a 3rd year course entitled 'Health, life and bodies.' I will also deliver six lectures on the Part One Gender and Women's Studies course.

Review of Elizabeth A Wilson, 'Gut Feminism'
Roberts, C.M. 5/06/2017 In: New Genetics and Society. 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Endomaterialities: the toxic politics of hormones, sex/gender and reproduction
Roberts, C.M. 5/02/2017 In: Gender. New York : Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks ISBN: 9780028663203. Electronic ISBN: 9780028663159.
Chapter

Biosensing networks: sense making in consumer genomics and ovulation tracking
Kragh-Furbo, M., Wilkinson, J., Mort, M.M.E., Roberts, C.M., MacKenzie, A.B. 2017 In: Understanding personal medical devices.
Chapter

New puberty, new trans: children, pharmaceuticals and politics
Roberts, C.M., Cronshaw, C. 2017 In: Gendering drugs. London : Palgrave p. 59-84. 26 p. ISBN: 9783319514864. Electronic ISBN: 9783319514871.
Chapter

Southern feminisms
Roberts, C.M., Connell, R. 1/08/2016 In: Feminist Theory. 17, 2, 103 p.
Special issue

Feminist theory and the global South
Roberts, C.M., Connell, R. 08/2016 In: Feminist Theory. 17, 2, 6 p.
Editorial

Health social movements and the hybridisation of ‘cause regimes’: an ethnography of a British childbirth organisation
Roberts, C., Tyler, I., Satchwell, C., Armstrong, J. 07/2016 In: Social Movement Studies. 15, 4, p. 417-430. 14 p.
Journal article

Psychology, evolution and the traumatised child: exploring the neurophysiology of early sexual development
Roberts, C.M. 8/04/2016 In: Australian Feminist Studies. 30, 86, p. 377-385. 9 p.
Journal article

Tanner's puberty scale: exploring the historical entanglements of children, scientific photography and sex
Roberts, C. 1/03/2016 In: Sexualities. 19, 3, p. 328-346. 19 p.
Journal article

Biosensing: how citizens’ views illuminate emerging health and social risks
Mort, M.M.E., Roberts, C.M., Furbo, M.K., Wilkinson, J., MacKenzie, A.B. 03/2016 In: Health, Risk and Society. 17, 7-8, p. 605-623. 19 p.
Journal article

Psychosocial dimensions of early-onset puberty and its treatment
Roberts, C.M. 03/2016 In: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. 4, 3, p. 195-197. 3 p.
Journal article

Do biosensors biomedicalize?: sites of negotiation in DNA based biosensing data practices
Kragh-Furbo, M., MacKenzie, A.B., Mort, M.M.E., Roberts, C.M. 2016 In: Quantified. Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. p. 5-26. 22 p. ISBN: 9780262034173, 9780262528757. Electronic ISBN: 9780262334532.
Chapter

Practising ambivalence: the feminist politics of engaging with technoscience
Roberts, C.M. 2016 In: Posthumanities. New York : Springer
Chapter

Adopting neuroscience: parenting and affective indeterminacy
MacKenzie, A.B., Roberts, C.M. 15/09/2015 In: Body and Society.
Journal article

Puberty in crisis: the sociology of early sexual development
Roberts, C. 08/2015 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 300 p. ISBN: 9781107104723.
Book

Ethical implications of home telecare for older people: a framework derived from a multi-sited participative study
The EFORTT investigators 06/2015 In: Health Expectations. 18, 3, p. 438-449. 12 p.
Journal article

Ovulation monitoring and reproductive heterosex: living the conceptive imperative?
Wilkinson, J., Roberts, C., Mort, M. 3/03/2015 In: Culture, Health and Sexuality. 17, 4, p. 454-469. 16 p.
Journal article

Installing telecare, installing users: Felicity conditions for the instauration of usership
Sánchez-Criado, T., López, D., Roberts, C., Domènech, M. 09/2014 In: Science, Technology, and Human Values. 39, 5, p. 694-719. 26 p.
Journal article

Practising childbirth activism: a politics of evidence
Akrich, M., Leane, M., Roberts, C., Arriscado Nunes, J. 03/2014 In: BioSocieties. 9, p. 129-152. 24 p.
Journal article

Ageing with telecare: care or coercion in austerity?
Mort, M., Roberts, C., Callen, B. 07/2013 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 35, 6, p. 799-812. 14 p.
Journal article

Early puberty, 'sexualisation' and feminism
Roberts, C. 05/2013 In: European Journal of Women's Studies. 20, 2, p. 138-154. 17 p.
Journal article

Care work and new technologies of care for older people living at home
Roberts, C., Mort, M., Milligan, C. 2013 In: The Sage handbook of ageing, work and society. London : Sage Publications p. 157-169. 12 p. ISBN: 9781446207286.
Chapter

Calling for Care: ‘Disembodied’ Work, Teleoperators and Older People Living at Home
Roberts, C., Mort, M., Milligan, C. 06/2012 In: Sociology. 46, 3, p. 490-506. 17 p.
Journal article

European Patient Organizations in Knowledge Society: Case Study of the National Childbirth Trust, UK
Tyler, I., Roberts, C. 2011 Lancaster : Lancaster University.
Other report

Feminism theorises the nonhuman
Hird, M.J., Roberts, C. 2011 In: Feminist Theory. 12, 2, 9 p.
Editorial

Feminist science and technology studies
McNeil, M., Roberts, C. 2011 In: Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research. London : Routledge
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Health Activism in Europe today: Preliminary findings of European Patient Organisations in a Knowledge Society
Tyler, I., Roberts, C. 2011 Lancaster : Lancaster University.
Other report

Nonhuman feminisms
Roberts, C., Hird, M.J. 2011 In: Feminist Theory. 12, 2
Special issue

Telecare and older people – re-ordering social relations
Mort, M., Roberts, C., Milligan, C. 2011 In: Towards Responsible Research and Innovation in the Information and Communication Technologies and Security Technologies Fields: a report for the European Commission Services. Brussels : European Commission Bookshop p. 149-164. 15 p.
Chapter

Telecare and older people: who cares where?
Milligan, C., Roberts, C., Mort, M. 2011 In: Social Science and Medicine. 72, 3, p. 347-354. 8 p.
Journal article

Getting bigger: children's bodies, genes and environments
Throsby, K., Roberts, C. 05/2010 In: The Sociological Review. 58, S1, p. 73-92. 20 p.
Journal article

Cracks in the door? technology and the shifting topology of care
Milligan, C., Mort, M., Roberts, C. 2010 In: New technologies and emerging spaces of care dwelling. Aldershot : Ashgate Publishing p. 19-38. 20 p. ISBN: 978-0-7546-7864-9.
Chapter

Early puberty and public health: a social scientific pinboard
Roberts, C. 2010 In: Critical Public Health. 20, 4, p. 429-438. 10 p.
Journal article

Ageing, Technology and Home: a critical project, Ageing’, in Technology & the Home: researching new care configurations
Mort, M., Roberts, C., Milligan, C. 04/2009 In: Alter: European Journal of Disability Research / Alter: Journal Européen de Recherche sur le Handicap. 3, 2, 5 p.
Editorial

Living Drugs
Roberts, C., Fraser, S., valentine, k. 2009 In: Science as Culture. 18, 2
Special issue

Living drugs
Fraser, S., Valentine, K., Roberts, C. 2009 In: Science as Culture. 18, 2, 9 p.
Editorial

Rationalities and Non-rationalities in Clinical Encounters: Methadone Maintenance Treatment and Hormone Replacement Therapy
Roberts, C., valentine, k., Fraser, S. 2009 In: Science as Culture. 18, 2, p. 165-181. 17 p.
Journal article

Reshaping what counts as care: older people, work and new technologies
Roberts, C., Mort, M. 2009 In: Alter: European Journal of Disability Research / Alter: Journal Européen de Recherche sur le Handicap. 3, 2, p. 138-158. 21 p.
Journal article

Paid to share: IVF patients, eggs and stem cell research
Roberts, C., Throsby, K. 01/2008 In: Social Science and Medicine. 66, 1, p. 159-169. 11 p.
Journal article

Ageing, Technology and Home Care: New Actors, New Responsibilities
Mort, M., Roberts, C., Milligan, C. 2008 1 ed. Paris : Presses de l'Ecole des mines. 124 p.
Book

Messengers of Sex: Hormones, biomedicine and feminism.
Roberts, C. 2007 Cambridge University Press. 230 p. ISBN: 978-0-521-86337-7.
Book

Encouraging dissent : contemporary challenges to bioethics.
Roberts, C., Throsby, K. 07/2006 In: Australian Feminist Studies. 21, 50, p. 289-291. 3 p.
Journal article

Science : experimental sensibilities in practice.
Roberts, C., Mackenzie, A. 05/2006 In: Theory, Culture and Society. 23, 2-3, p. 157-162. 6 p.
Journal article

Controversies in cardiology.
Johnson, E., Thelander, S., Roberts, C. 03/2006 In: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 5, 1, p. 1-2. 2 p.
Journal article

Introduction :: New British feminist scholarship and contemporary politics
Aune, K., Roberts, C. 03/2006 In: Journal of International Women's Studies. 7, 3, 4 p.
Editorial

Born and Made: An ethnography of preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Roberts, C.M., Franklin, S. 2006 Princeton University Press. 256 p. ISBN: 978-0691-12192-5.
Book

Enacting gender in reproductive medicine.
Roberts, C. 2006 In: Prenatal testing: individual decision or distributed action?. München : Profil p. 87-100. 14 p.
Chapter

Medicine and the sexual body.
Roberts, C. 2006 In: Handboook of the new sexuality studies. New York, London : Routledge p. 88-96. 9 p. ISBN: 0415386489.
Chapter

What can I do to help myself? : Somatic individuality and contemporary hormonal bodies.
Roberts, C. 2006 In: Science Studies. 19, 2, p. 54-76. 23 p.
Journal article

Experiencing new forms of genetic choice: Findings from an ethnographic study of preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Roberts, C., Franklin, S. 2004 In: Human Fertility. 7, 4, p. 285-293. 9 p.
Journal article

Faking it: the story of 'Ohh!'.
Roberts, C., Kippax, S., Waldby, C., Crawford, J. 2004 In: Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 266-274. 9 p. ISBN: 978-0195157604.
Chapter

Sex, Race and ‘Unnatural’ Difference: Tracking the Chiastic Logic of Menopause-Related Discourses.
Roberts,, C. 2004 In: European Journal of Women's Studies. 11, 1, p. 27-44. 18 p.
Journal article

Drowning in a Sea of Estrogens: sex hormones, sexual reproduction and sex.
Roberts, C.M. 1/05/2003 In: Sexualities. 6, 2, p. 195-213. 19 p.
Journal article

An evidence based on specialist breast nurse role in practice : a multi-centre implementation study.
Roberts, C., National Breast Cancer Centre's Specialist Breast Care Project Team, T. 03/2003 In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 12, 1, p. 91-97. 7 p.
Journal article

Successful aging with hormone replacement therapy: It may be sexist, but what if it works.
Roberts, C.M. 1/03/2002 In: Science as Culture. 11, 1, p. 39-59. 21 p.
Journal article

Critical consumers : ideas for breast cancer advocacy.
Roberts, C. 2002 In: Queensland Women's Health Journal. 1, 1, p. 5-16. 12 p.
Journal article

A matter of embodied fact : sex hormones and the history of bodies.
Roberts, C. 04/2001 In: Feminist Theory. 3, 1, p. 7-26. 20 p.
Journal article