Professor Andrew Webster is a member of Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) and Department of Sociology at the University of York. He was Director of the £5m ESRC/MRC Innovative Health Technologies Programme, is member of various national Boards and Committees (including the UK Stem Cell Bank Steering Committee, and the Regenerative Medicine Expert Group, and was Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Health Select Committee). He was national co-ordinator the ESRC’s £3.5m Stem Cells Initiative (2005-9) and is PI on a £1.5m ESRC-funded project on regenerative medicine, ‘REGenableMED’. He is also Co-I on a recently started project exploring gene therapy, and collaborating with colleagues at the University of Montreal on research relating to ‘responsible health innovation’. He is Co-Editor of the Health Technology and Society Series published by Palgrave Macmillan. He has published widely in social science and science journals (notably Regenerative Medicine). He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2006. He was Head of the Department of Sociology 2005-9 and Dean of Social Sciences, 2009-13 at York. He is Co-Chair of the Association for Studies in Innovation, Science and Technology-UK.