Shirley Sun is an Associate Professor of Sociology with joint courtesy appointments at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and the School of Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Shirley studies genomic science, precision medicine, population and reproduction in global contexts through the concepts of citizenship and “othering”. She is the author of “Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia” (2017, London and New York: Routledge) and the author of “Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore: Making Future Citizens” (2012, London and New York: Routledge). Dr. Sun’s articles can be downloaded at the Berkeley Electronic Press website
My current research projects investigate the growing phenomenon of precision medicine initiatives as an integral part of healthcare and the impact this has on multiple stakeholders – for example, primary care providers, physicians (particularly medical oncologists), health insurance providers and patients.
My research aims to show the co-construction of genomic science, precision medicine and social relations, and the consequences of such co-construction.
Sun, Shirley. (2020). “Clinical usefulness of genetic testing for drug toxicity in cancer care: decision-makers’ framing, knowledge and perceptions.” New Genetics and Society
Sun, Shirley. (2020). “Between Personalized and Racialized Precision Medicine: A Relative Resources Perspective.” International Sociology, 35(1), 90-110
Sun, Shirley. (2017). Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia. London and New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Socio-economics-of-Personalized-Medicine-in-Asia-1st-Edition/Sun/p/book/9780367354428
Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, College of Science
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