Linsey McGoey studied journalism at Carleton University, Ottawa, before working briefly as a news editor and freelance journalist. She moved to the UK for a MSc in Social Anthropology and a PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics. This was followed by an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the School of Geography, University of Oxford, and a James Martin Fellowship at the Said Business School, Oxford. Linsey is an External Member of the Centre for Invention and Social Process at Goldsmiths College (CSISP), a Research Associate of the LSE’s Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR), and has acted as an advisor to the World Health Organization and the European Neuroscience and Society Network, funded from 2007-2012 by the European Science Foundation. She is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Economy and Society and Finance and Society.