BA(hons) (Sydney), PhD (Murdoch)

Catherine Waldby is Director of the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Biomedicine and Society, King's College London. She researches and publishes in social studies of biomedicine and the life sciences. She has received national and international research grants for her work on embryonic stem cells, blood donation and biobanking.

  • Gender studies
  • Globalisation studies
  • 2015 Director, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University
  • 2013 - present Visiting Professor, Kings College London.
  • 2006 - 2015: Professorial Research Fellowship, University of Sydney
  • 2004 - 2006: Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales
  • 2001 - 2004: Reader in Sociology and Communications and Director, Centre for Research in Innovation, Culture and Technology, Brunel University, London
  • 1999 - 2001: Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, National Centre in HIV Social Research, University of New South Wales

Cooper, Melinda and Waldby, Catherine (2014) Clinical Labor: Tissue donors and Research Subjects in the Bioeconomy. (Duke University Press)

Waldby, Catherine and Carroll, Katherine (2012) ‘Egg donation for stem cell research: ideas of surplus and deficit in Australian IVF patients’ and reproductive donors’ accounts’ Sociology of Health and Illness vol. 34 (4): pp. 513–528

Mitchell, Robert and Waldby, Catherine (2010), 'National Biobanks: Clinical Labour, Risk Production and the Creation of Biovalue' in Science, Technology and Human Values, Vol 35. 3, pp 330 - 355

Waldby, Catherine and Cooper, Melinda (2010), 'From Reproductive Work to Regenerative Labour: The Female Body and the Stem Cell Industries' in Feminist Theory, Vol 11 (1), pp 3 - 22

Waldby, Catherine (2009), 'Biobanking in Singapore: Post-developmental state, experimental population' in New Genetics and Society, Vol 28, Issue 3, pp 253 - 265 special issue Biopolitics in Asia, Ed. Herbert Gottweis

Gottweis, H, Salter, B and Waldby, C (2009), The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Regenerative Medicine in Transition. Palgrave. ISBN 978-0-230-00263-0

Waldby, Catherine (2008), 'Oöcyte markets: women's reproductive labour in embryonic stem cell research', in New Genetics and Society, Vol 27:1, pp 19-31