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Chase Ledin is a Lecturer in Social Science and Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh.

Research Interests

Chase is a sociologist and historian of public health and medicine. His work broadly explores social perspectives of HIV/AIDS and sexual health in the UK and Europe. He is especially interested in the role of sociotechnical and biomedical innovation in shaping experiences and practices of sexual health in society. He is currently writing a book titled Speculative Health: Queering Disease Elimination Futures.

His interdisciplinary research draws from across the social sciences and humanities, including:

  • Critical Public Health
  • Health Promotion
  • History of Medicine
  • Science Communication
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology

His previous and current research themes include: 

  • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Bio/technological innovation
  • Disease elimination
  • HIV prevention and activism
  • Queer(ing) public health


Chase teaches social aspects of medicine, public health, and bioethics at Edinburgh Medical School. He supervises undergraduate and master's students in contemporary health issues, including critical public health, sexual health, health promotion, qualitative methods and methodology, and science and technology studies.

He contributes to current undergraduate and masters courses, including:

  • BMedSci - Bioethics, Law and Social Sciences
  • BMedSci - Health Sciences - Primary Care
  • MBChB - Social and Ethical Aspects of Medicine (Y1-2)
  • MPH - Health Promotion
  • MPH - Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • MPH - Research and Design

Collaborative Activity

Chase is Editor in Chief of The Polyphony, a medical humanities public engagement platform hosted by Durham University's Institute for Medical Humanities.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The University of Edinburgh


Master of Arts, King's College London


Bachelor of Arts, The Ohio State University



  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • HM Sociology
  • RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine


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