Professor of Sociology in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Kings College London which he founded in 2012. He was previously Martin White Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Director of the LSE’s BIOS Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society, which he founded in 2003. He is founder and co-editor of BioSocieties: an interdisciplinary journal for social studies of the life sciences and is a long-time editor of Economy and Society. His most recent books include The Politics of Life Itself : Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-First Century(2007); Governing The Present (written with Peter Miller, 2008) and Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind (written with Joelle Abi-Rached, 2013). He is currently seeking to build new relations between the social sciences and the life sciences, partly through research on mental health, migration and megacities; arising from this, The Urban Brain: Living in the Neurosocial City (with Des Fitzgerald) will be published by Princeton University Press in 2018. He is also currently completing a long overdue book on Our Psychiatric Future? to be published by Polity Press in 2018.