Back Brisley, Adam


Department of Communication. Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Ethics supervisor

Adam Brisley is a social anthropologist whose research interests center on the relation between care and political economy. He works on the TRANSGANG project as the Research Ethics Supervisor helping to operationalise the project’s data management, ethics, and safety protocols. He also works part-time as a post-doctoral researcher at The University of Bristol on a project exploring the circulation of antibiotics in Barcelona during an ongoing crisis of care. He previously conducted a three-year post-doctoral project based on a multi-sited ethnography of two hospitals in Manchester, UK.

Adam is planning to combine his long-term interest in the anthropology of care with his work on the TRANSGANG project by developing a paper that explores the role of gangs in filling the void left by the erosion of basic social provisions.

Adam has a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester (2015), where he continues to work as an external PhD supervisor. He has academic articles under review and in print in a number of high-profile international journals (including The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Medical Anthropology, Sociology of Health and Illness, Social Science and Medicine, and the British Medical Journal: Quality and Safety) and is currently preparing a book under the working title The Limits of Care: Cancer, Patients, and the Marketisation of the NHS.