Peta Freestone

I’m a researcher of research, and have interests in policy and technology for global health, international development, and the history of scientific and medical research fields. My doctoral thesis examined the social structures of product development partnerships (PDPs) for tuberculosis vaccine R&D in the UK, US and South Africa.

I love to teach. I create and develop writing programs, such as the award-winning Thesis Boot Camp (originally at the University of Melbourne, now exported to the Australian National University and delivered for the first time in the UK at Queen Mary University of London in April 2015). I’ve also tutored and guest lectured in sociology, political science, literature and literacy education, and cross-disciplinary methods and theory.

In 2014, I was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for African Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Now I balance my own research and writing with managing the daily operations of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, an exciting, varied post which draws on both my professional and academic expertise.