The Character of DNA

Using Stories to understand DNA, Inheritance & Genes

Doctoral candidate Jon Roberts is exploring how families communicate about genetics. His research uses mixed methods to explore family communication and genomics and is particularly focused on the representation of genetics, inheritance and DNA in popular culture. Further, his research explores how families' knowledge and enjoyment of pop culture can be used to facilitate engagement with genomics. His PhD is joins sociology with genetic counselling and is supervised through Kings College London and Wellcome Genome Campus.