Pru Hobson-West

Pru is Professor of Science, Medicine and Society at the University of Nottingham. She is a social scientist with expertise in medical sociology, science and technology studies, and veterinary ethics. Pru has significant experience of interdisciplinary working, including with natural scientists, clinicians and wider stakeholders. She has a particular interest in the use of animals as both producers and consumers of medicine, and in issues around technologies including vaccination.

Pru holds a first class MA (hons) in Politics from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Nottingham. In 2006 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship in Biomedical Ethics which involved a Visiting Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. In 2019 she was a visiting academic at the University of Warwick and holds an Honorary role in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham.