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Professor Maggie Mort


Maggie Mort

Bowland North

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YN

United Kingdom

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 research interests are drawn from the Sociology of Science, Technology & Medicine.  These include technological change in healthcare such as the development of telemedicine and telecare, and what counts as innovation in health science and technology. I also have increasing interest and involvement in disaster studies. I work largely with ethnographic and participative methodologies.

Current and recent projects include:

Contractor for the EC FP5 Thematic Network, 'Identifying Trends in European Medical Space' (ITEMS) and the FP6 Specific Support Action, Governance, Health & Medicine: opening dialogue between social scientists and users (MEDUSE), see: http://www.csi.ensmp.fr/WebCSI/ITEMS/index.php

Development of a 'living' archive of the 2001 FMD epidemic, Cumbria County Council community project see: http://www.footandmouthstudy.org.uk/

Health & Social Consequences of the 2001 FMD epidemic dataset acquired and archived by the ESRC Economic & Social Data Service (Qualidata) as a 'classic study' http://www.esds.ac.uk/qualidata/introduction.asp

Current Teaching

I convene Disasters: why do things go wrong?  and contribute to Skills for Researching Social Life in Part II Sociology. I also teach on Health, Life & Bodies with Celia Roberts where we have pioneered problem based learning methods in Sociology.

I am currently supervising seven doctoral students: five in Sociology and two in Lancaster Medical School where I also supervise two NIHR Academic Clinical Fellows. The doctoral studies relate to biosensors, co-production of care services, telecare, patient safety, situated learning and Bovine TB policy.


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