Stuart Murray

Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund profiles

Stuart is discipline hopping to the School of Mechanical Engineering to work on Disability and the Posthuman – a cross-disciplinary/hopping project working with colleagues in the School of Mechanical Engineering on questions of disability, design, prosthesis and robots.

He said: “Even though it is still ongoing, the project has been very successful. My work with Raymond Holt and Pete Culmer in Mechanical Engineering has brought me into contact with other colleagues working in related areas, notably Sita Popat (Performance and Cultural Industries), Rory O’Connor (Rehabilitative Medicine) and Rebecca Randell (Healthcare).

"Together we have formed a network exploring issues surrounding body augmentation and extension. We successfully applied for a Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar series grant (worth £6,000) that will fund seven events to run over the 2016/17 academic session, developing the project through collaboration with colleagues at Leeds and invited external partners, and working towards a major application to Wellcome.”