2023 Episode 1: Beth Chadburn

How Androcentric Biometric Data in Medical Research Reduces the Effectiveness of Female Hip Replacement Design.

This episode features a conversation with Beth Chadburn, a final year undergraduate student on the BA (Hons) Product Design course at Cardiff School of Art & Design, about their final year research which examines how androcentric biometric data in medical research reduces the effectiveness of female hip replacement design.

In conversation with Beth are CSAD’s Deputy Dean, Dr Martyn Woodward, and Senior Lecturer Theo Humphries.

You can find out more about Beth’s work via https://www.behance.net/BethChadburn or on Instagram: @bnc_products

If you would like to follow up on some of the ideas discussed in this episode you may find the following resources interesting:

  • Criado-Perez, C. (2019) Invisible women: exposing data bias in a world designed for men. London: Chatto & Windus
  • Hutchison, K. (2019) ‘Gender Bias in Medical Implant Design and Use: A Type of Moral Aggregation Problem?’, Hypatia, 34(3), pp. 570–591. doi:10.1111/hypa.12483
  • Cleghorn E (2022) ‘Unwell Women’ London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Holdcroft, A. (2007) ‘Gender bias in research: How does it affect evidence based medicine?’, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 100(1), pp. 2–3. doi:10.1258/jrsm.100.1.2.
  • Healy, B. (1991) ‘The Yentl Syndrome’, The New England journal of medicine, 325(4), pp. 274–276. doi:10.1056/NEJM199107253250408.

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