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Sarah Coy

Dr

Sarah Coy BSc PhD

Responsible Exploitation and Translation Officer, EEBio Project

TEL: +44 1865 618070

Biography

Sarah oversees approaches to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), exploitation and translation on the EPSRC funded EEBio Programme Grant.

This includes: 

  • Establishing mechanisms to identify and understand the inevitable uncertainties, ethical debates, and social questions that emerge from technologies the project develops and their exploitation
  • Ensuring feedback is assimilated to the Programme's research methods and practice, and that RRI considerations are incorporated to the evaluation of opportunities to commercialise research results
  • Promoting visibility of project activities to expand industrial collaborations, identify translational opportunities and broaden impact

    She is an associate member of the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) within the Law Faculty, University of Oxford, where she worked for 10 years before joining the EEBio Project. Within HeLEX Sarah planned and managed international research that explored the use of new technologies in health, including ethical considerations around the use of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), societal expectations for the use of health data, and stakeholder perspectives on the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. Central to these was a drive to ensure governance systems appropriately serve the needs of society, highlighting the importance of appropriate involvement and engagement strategies to understand values and expectations.

    Sarah has a PhD in Developmental Biology and Genetics and extensive experience of wet-lab research. She has also worked as secretariat for the Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme and the National Institute for Health Research, planning and monitoring research to inform health policy.

Research Interests

  • Societal expectations and stakeholder perspectives around the use of new technologies in health
    responsible research and innovation
  • Engineering biology
  • Control engineering
ORCiD

Current Projects

Efficient Engineering and Control of Predictable and Reliable Biosystems (EEBio Project)

Empowering Engineering Biology with those key systems and control engineering methods and tools that will transform it into a mature engineering discipline.

Publications

Governing health data across changing contexts: a focus group study of citizen's views in England, Iceland, and Sweden

Shah N, Viberg Johansson J, Haraldsdóttir E, Bentzen H, Coy S et al. (2021), International Journal of Medical Informatics, 156

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@article{governinghealth-2021/10,
  title={Governing health data across changing contexts: a focus group study of citizen's views in England, Iceland, and Sweden},
  author={Shah N, Viberg Johansson J, Haraldsdóttir E, Bentzen H, Coy S et al.},
  journal={International Journal of Medical Informatics},
  volume={156},
  number={104623},
  publisher={Elsevier},
  year = "2021"
}

Governance mechanisms for sharing of health data: an approach towards selecting attributes for complex discrete choice experiment studies

Viberg Johansson J, Shah N, Haraldsdóttir E, Bentzen H, Coy S et al. (2021), Technology in Society, 66

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@article{governancemecha-2021/6,
  title={Governance mechanisms for sharing of health data: an approach towards selecting attributes for complex discrete choice experiment studies},
  author={Viberg Johansson J, Shah N, Haraldsdóttir E, Bentzen H, Coy S et al.},
  journal={Technology in Society},
  volume={66},
  number={101625},
  publisher={Elsevier},
  year = "2021"
}

Governance of research consortia: challenges of implementing Responsible Research and Innovation within Europe

Morrison M, Mourby M, Gowans H, Coy S & Kaye J (2020), Life Sciences, Society and Policy, 16(1)

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@article{governanceofres-2020/11,
  title={Governance of research consortia: challenges of implementing Responsible Research and Innovation within Europe},
  author={Morrison M, Mourby M, Gowans H, Coy S & Kaye J},
  journal={Life Sciences, Society and Policy},
  volume={16},
  number={13},
  publisher={BioMed Central},
  year = "2020"
}

Including all voices in international data-sharing governance.

Kaye J, Terry SF, Juengst E, Coy SE, Chalmers D et al. (2018), Human Genomics, 12(1), 13

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@article{includingallvoi-2018/3,
  title={Including all voices in international data-sharing governance.},
  author={Kaye J, Terry SF, Juengst E, Coy SE, Chalmers D et al.},
  journal={Human Genomics},
  volume={12},
  pages={13},
  publisher={BioMed Central},
  year = "2018"
}

Data Policy Models for Funding Bodies

Coy S, Teare H, Aidinlis S & Smith H (2018)

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@misc{datapolicymodel-2018/1,
  title={Data Policy Models for Funding Bodies},
  author={Coy S, Teare H, Aidinlis S & Smith H},
  year = "2018"
}

Challenges and opportunities for ELSI early career researchers.

Bell JL, Coathup V, Kaye J, Ancillotti M, Coy S et al. (2016), BMC Medical Ethics

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@article{challengesandop-2016/7,
  title={Challenges and opportunities for ELSI early career researchers.},
  author={Bell JL, Coathup V, Kaye J, Ancillotti M, Coy S et al.},
  journal={BMC Medical Ethics},
  publisher={BioMed Central},
  year = "2016"
}

The Sm complex is required for the processing of non-coding RNAs by the exosome.

Coy S, Volanakis A, Shah S & Vasiljeva L (2013), PLoS One, 8(6), e65606

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@article{thesmcomplexisr-2013/,
  title={The Sm complex is required for the processing of non-coding RNAs by the exosome.},
  author={Coy S, Volanakis A, Shah S & Vasiljeva L},
  journal={PLoS One},
  volume={8},
  pages={e65606},
  year = "2013"
}

A Novel <i>Gli3</i> Enhancer Controls the <i>Gli3</i> Spatiotemporal Expression Pattern through a TALE Homeodomain Protein Binding Site

Coy S, Caamaño JH, Carvajal J, Cleary ML & Borycki A-G (2011), Molecular and Cellular Biology, 31(7), 1432-1443

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@article{anoveligliienha-2011/4,
  title={A Novel <i>Gli3</i> Enhancer Controls the <i>Gli3</i> Spatiotemporal Expression Pattern through a TALE Homeodomain Protein Binding Site},
  author={Coy S, Caamaño JH, Carvajal J, Cleary ML & Borycki A-G},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Biology},
  volume={31},
  pages={1432-1443},
  publisher={Informa UK Limited},
  year = "2011"
}

The exosome and heterochromatin: multilevel regulation of gene silencing.

Coy S & Vasiljeva L (2011), Adv Exp Med Biol, 702, 105-121

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@article{theexosomeandhe-2011/,
  title={The exosome and heterochromatin: multilevel regulation of gene silencing.},
  author={Coy S & Vasiljeva L},
  journal={Adv Exp Med Biol},
  volume={702},
  pages={105-121},
  year = "2011"
}

Expression analysis of TALE family transcription factors during avian development

Coy SE & Borycki A (2010), Developmental Dynamics, 239(4), 1234-1245

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@article{expressionanaly-2010/4,
  title={Expression analysis of TALE family transcription factors during avian development},
  author={Coy SE & Borycki A},
  journal={Developmental Dynamics},
  volume={239},
  pages={1234-1245},
  publisher={Wiley},
  year = "2010"
}