Team member

Vololona Rabeharisoa

Professeure HDR, Centre de sociologie de l’innovation, UMR CNRS 9217 i3, PSL MINES ParisTech

Associated workpackage(s): WP4

After her PhD in socio-economics of innovation at the Ecole des mines de Paris, and her post-doctoral studies at the Center for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University, Vololona Rabeharisoa was recruited to the Centre de sociologie de l’innovation (CSI) at PSL MINES ParisTech.

The CSI holds an international reputation for having profoundly renewed the Science and Technology Studies (STS). STS is a research area in social sciences, whose scholars investigate the development of science and technologies, and the social, economic and political concerns they raise.

Over the last twenty years, Vololona Rabeharisoa has been searching the dynamics of biomedical practices, and the role of patient organizations. Vololona Rabeharisoa has coordinated national and European research networks and projects on the multifarious transformation of contemporary biomedicine. She has explored the crucial role that patients’ organizations play in the governance of health and medicine, notably in the domain of rare diseases.

Vololona Rabeharisoa was an elected member of the 4S Council (Society for Social Studies of Science), and a member of several scientific and expert committees in France. She is a Research Associate at Innovia Foundation for Medicine, Technology, and Society (The Netherlands).

In 2016, she was a member of the Identification Committee of the European Group of Ethics on Science and Technology under the jurisdiction of the President of the European Commission. Her academic achievements are acknowledged in numerous social sciences disciplines.

With her colleagues Madeleine Akrich (Director of research at MINES ParisTech, 2016 CNRS Silver Medal in Social Sciences), and Florence Paterson (Research engineer at ARMINES, former member of the INSERM Committee of Ethics), Vololona Rabeharisoa will be bringing in a collaborative approach to the social and ethical stakes of the RHU TRT_cSVD project.

TRT_cSVD bénéficie d’une aide de l’État
gérée par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche

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