WELCOME

My name is Stephen Cobb and this is my personal blog. I was born in Coventry, in the middle of England in the middle of the last century.    

After growing up in Coventry and going to university—first in Leeds and then in Canada—I travelled the world for several decades before moving back to the city of my birth. In the picture on the right, I'm the one wearing glasses.

I am a citizen of both the UK and the US. My partner of 35 years, the phenomenal Chey Cobb, is a US citizen legally resident in the UK. We have both spent, and continue to spend, a lot of time researching how humans create and confront technology risks and health challenges. I write about my research for a variety of websites and publications, like:
This blog is where I write about more personal stuff, like: the fact that I'm retired, although I'm still open to interesting projects; my plans to publish another book, but I'm not sure when; my attempts to raise awareness of the medical problems which disabled my partner; the role of registered carers and how it can be supported; my hopes for the demise of the patriarchal medical establishment that continues to fail women so badly. 
Photo of a Minolta lens on my Olympus camera

On a lighter note, Chey thought I should get a hobby to take mind off things, so I'm now into classic glass photography. That's using classic lenses from old 35mm film camera to take pictures with modern digital cameras (for example, the Minolta lens on my Olympus camera shown here). I will write more about my hobby here on this blog. 

If you want to contact me, you can use the form on this page or DM me @zcobb on Twitter. 

Note: I am aware of some issues and missing images in some older posts, a result of moving this blog from WordPress to Blogger. I'm fixing them as and when I can.