Cristina Moreno Lozano's profile

Cristina Moreno Lozano

SPS Department

Science, Technology & Innovation Studies

I am trained as a microbiologist and medical anthropologist. I am now studying towards a PhD in the area of Science and Technology Studies.

My current research aims to explore how antimicrobial resistance (AMR) governance, hospital infrastructures and healthcare practices may relate in the context of democratic Spain.

Before returning to Edinburgh and academia, among other things, I worked as an assistant editor for an e-book series in Medical Anthropology led by scholars at the Medical Anthropology Research Centre (MARC) of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, and in digital communications and conference organisation for AIBR, the Network for Iberoamerican Anthropologists, assisting with the delivery of two consecutive annual conferences in Granada and Madrid, Spain. Out of these professional endeavours, I am building a strong interest in digital academia, accessible and equitable systems and the communications processes involved in the day-to-day of academia.

Besides my doctoral project, I am involved in several student-led initiatives in 2019-2020:

- I am a collaborative researcher with the student-led decolonial project UncoverED, which aims to situate the ‘global’ status of the University of Edinburgh in its rightful imperial and colonial context. 

- I support the delivery of activities by the Beyond Resistance Network, a student-led project that aims to explore avenues for interdisciplinary dialogue and creativity among researchers and professionals working on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in Edinburgh and elsewhere.


2019 - onwards. PhD in Science and Technology Studies - University of Edinburgh (part-time)

2017. M Sc in Medical Anthropology and Global Health - Universitat Rovira i Virgili de Tarragona and Universitat de Barcelona

2014. B Sc (Honours) in Biomedical Sciences (Infectious Disease) - University of Edinburgh

Awards and Funding

2019 - present. Alice Brown scholarship, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

2016 - 2017. Postgraduate Student Excellence Award by the School of Humanities, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Research Interests

Science & technology studies medical and veterinary anthropology Antimicrobial resistance history of medicine

Teaching Experience

During Semester 2 (2019-20), I am a tutor for the course Science, Nature and Environment (STIS08007).

PhD Title

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) protocols: Optimization, hospital infrastructures, and care practices in democratic Spain

PhD Supervisors

My PhD project is supervised in collaboration between Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) and the Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology (EdCMA), both within the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh:

Lukas Engelmann (STIS)

Miguel García-Sancho (STIS)

Ian Harper (EdCMA, Social Anthropology)

PhD Overview

My current research is interdisciplinary in nature. By using historical and ethnographic methods, it aims to explore how antimicrobial resistance (AMR) governance uses tools such as protocols or guidelines in democratic Spain to optimize the use of (scarce) antibiotic drugs. In doing this, I will investigate how both these tools and antibiotic drugs interact with professional infectious disease control and care practices and hospital infrastructures in public healthcare settings today. 

Scientific articles and book reviews.

(Forthcoming). Moreno Lozano, C. ¿Cuántos son demasiados antibióticos? Reflexiones acerca del uso y consumo de antibióticos. (How many are too many antibiotics? Reflections on the use and consumption of antibiotics). In review

Moreno Lozano, C. (2019) Cómics y resistencia los antibióticos: Surgeon X. SEM@FORO, Revista de la Sociedad Española de Microbiología, 67. Access here (Spanish) 

Moreno Lozano, C & Flores Martos, JA. (2019) The Challenges of Storytelling Today. Interview with Paul Stoller. AIBR, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana 14(2): 191-203. (Spanish translation available here, my own translation).

Moreno Lozano, C. (2019) ‘Biology In Culture’ Review: Sara Kenney and John Watkiss, (2017) Surgeon X, Vol.1-6: The Path of Most Resistance. Journal of the History of Biology 55(1)

Moreno Lozano, C. (2018) Book Review of Greene, JA, Condrau, F, and Siegel Watkins, E (Eds.) (2016) Therapeutic Revolutions. Pharmaceuticals and Social Change in the Twentieth Century. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Medicine Anthropology Theory 5(4): 125-128.

Public engagement and general audience

Moreno Lozano, C. (2019) Hasta la vista, antibiótico! El Salto Diario Newspaper, 10/08/2019. Access here (Spanish)

Moreno Lozano, C. (2018) ¿Estamos ante la muerte de la revolución antibiótica? (Is the death of the antibiotic revolution approaching?) Revista FUA, num 1: 15-20. ISSN 2603-638X. Access here (Spanish).