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Professor Maggie Mort


Maggie Mort

Lancaster University

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 594077

PhD supervision

Topics I would be interested in supervising include:
science, technology and medicine studies - in particular studies of clinical practice, learning and evidence telecare and domestic space; governance and ethics of new care technologies; evidence in action studies; lay ethnographies of technoscience; disaster and recovery studies; disease containment strategy - in particular zoonoses

Research Interests

  • My latest publications, 'Displacement: critical insights from flood affected children', and  ‘From Victims to Actors’, draw on a longstanding interest in citizen engagement in science and technology and my recent interest in what is rated as the UK’s most serious ‘natural’ hazard: flooding. I work largely with ethnographic and participative methodologies with which I have explored how policy can be influenced by the experience of those it affects, most recently in relation to disaster and emergency management. To this end, I coordinated the EC Horizon 2020 project, CUIDAR: Cultures of Disaster Resilience among children and young people. This work follows directly from our ESRC Urgency research which was the first in depth exploration of children’s experiences of flooding in the UK. More broadly, working in the field of Science and Technology Studies I have focused on citizen, patient and workers' experience of technological change in healthcare such as the development of telemedicine and telecare, and what counts as innovation in health science and technology.

Current and recent projects include:


Current Teaching

I am currently on sabbatical leave to August 2019.

I convene Socl 311 Disasters: why do things go wrong? and contribute to Skills for Researching Social Life in Part II Sociology.

I co-teach on Health, Life & Bodies (Socl 306) with Celia Roberts where we have pioneered problem based learning methods in Sociology. 

I am currently supervising three doctoral students in Sociology and one in Lancaster Medical School. The doctoral studies relate to biosensors, co-production of care services, telecare, patient safety and Bovine TB policy.


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