Dr Conor Farrington
Conor is a postdoctoral Research Associate.
Conor is currently carrying out research on clinician attitudes to diabetes technology in a study funded by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the US type 1 diabetes charity and research funding body. He has a particular interest in new health technologies, especially digital and wearable devices.
Conor has an MA (Hons) in Human Geography from the University of St Andrews, Masters degrees in social theory and philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in political science from the University of Cambridge. He has previously held positions at the Cambridge Judge Business School, National Institute for Health Research and the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (Evaluation & Implementation Theme). He is also a Senior Associate of Hughes Hall, Cambridge, and a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes.
Conor’s research focuses on patient and clinician experiences of new medical technologies such as ‘closed-loop’ or ‘artificial pancreas’ systems for people with type 1 diabetes, and, more widely, the social and policy implications of technology innovation in medicine.