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Dr Lisa Wood

Dr Lisa Wood

Lecturer

Furness Building
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YG


Tel: +44 1524 592503
Location: C41

Affiliations

Lancaster Medical School
Centre for Science Studies

Career Details

Lisa Wood is a lecturer in Social Sciences at Lancaster Medical School. Her research focusses on technologically mediated practices drawing on Science and Technology Studies, Organisation Studies and Feminist Technoscience. She isinterested in how practitioners generate knowledge, more recently looking at practices 'on the move' feeding into interests in knowledge production, accountability, responsibility and autonomy in practice. She is on Twitter @DrLisaWood

Thesis Outline

The Ray of Hope: Hidden Work and the Price of Accuracy

Informed by the study of humans and machines in heterogeneous networks, this thesis examines how relations are made and how the discursive ordering within networks of associations can shape technologies and their worlds. In a critical exploration of the introduction and use of X-ray Volumetric Imaging (XVI) into radiotherapy practice in two locations, I show how processes of embedding this system and its uncertainties were managed.

X-ray Volumetric Imaging, the focus of a number of fundraising campaigns in the mid 2000s, was introduced accompanied by a fanfare of newness and discourses of ?hope', ?inspiring clinical confidence' and ?accuracy'. The XVI, and the possibilities it affords, were incorporated into strategic planning priorities across the UK based on a rationale of self-evidence and despite the absence of health technology assessment (the customary way of analysing the use and establishment of technologies into the UK's National Health Service).

Using an ethnographic approach, the hidden work during the introduction of the XVI (e.g. demands made on patients, practices and practitioners) becomes visible and the ?price' of accuracy (e.g. issues of additional radiation dose) is revealed. Through exploring these areas, the contingencies, contradictions and complexities involved as attempts were made to make the XVI durable or ?work' in practice, are discussed. My exploration of the contemporary introduction of XVI draws on history of science and technology, science studies, organisation studies and feminist studies of technoscience. I explore the introduction of XVI and the ?experimental' nature of its introduction, set against uncertainties regarding the system's effectiveness and consequences.

The thesis contributes to STS scholarship on the importance of human/non-human collectives in showing how heterogeneous arrangements contribute to ordering and organising technologies in practice. I provide a case study which critically reflects upon the way in which a machine's capabilities are presented in isolation of the demands made on humans and the consequences of these introductions. In doing so I demonstrate different ways of seeing XVI technologies, the disparity between people's hopes, alongside technological promises which are yet to be realised, and the work that is done in order for such systems to fit into practice.

Selected Publications

Mometasone furoate cream reduces acute radiation dermatitis in patients receiving breast radiation therapy: results of a randomized trial

Hindley, A., Zain, Z., Wood, L., Whitehead, A., Sanneh, A., Barber, D. & Hornsby, R. 15/11/2014 In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. 90, 4, p. 748-755 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

How to follow the information?: a study of informational mobilities in crises

Buscher, M., Liegl, M., Perng, S-Y. & Wood, L. 01/2014 In: Sociologica. 2014, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Agile response and collaborative agile workflows

Wood, L., Buscher, M., Van Veelen, B. & Van Splunter, S. 2013 In: International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. 5, 3, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Peripheral response: microblogging during the 22/7/2011 Norway attacks

Perng, S-Y., Buscher, M., Wood, L., Halvorsrud, R., Stiso, M., Ramirez, L. & Al-Akkad, A. 01/2013 In: International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. 5, 1, p. 41-57 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Cakes for Cure: The role of charities in the embedding of innovative cancer treatment technologies

Ashmore, L. 12/2012 In: Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy. 15, 4, p. 401-409 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2014

Mometasone furoate cream reduces acute radiation dermatitis in patients receiving breast radiation therapy: results of a randomized trial

Hindley, A., Zain, Z., Wood, L., Whitehead, A., Sanneh, A., Barber, D. & Hornsby, R. 15/11/2014 In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. 90, 4, p. 748-755 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

How to follow the information?: a study of informational mobilities in crises

Buscher, M., Liegl, M., Perng, S-Y. & Wood, L. 01/2014 In: Sociologica. 2014, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Mometasone Furoate significantly reduces radiation dermatitis in patients undergoing breast radiation therapy: a double-blind randomized control trial in 120 patients

Dunn, K., Hindley, A., Wood, L., Sanneh, A., Barber, D., Whitehead, A. & Zain, Z. 10/2013 In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. 87, 2 Supplement, p. S115 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

The reconfiguration of triage by introduction of technology

Jentsch, M., Ramirez, L., Wood, L. & Elmasllari, E. 08/2013 MobileHCI '13 Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services. New York: ACM, p. 55-64 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Reconstructing normality: the use of infrastructure leftovers in crisis situations as inspiration for the design of resilient technology

Al-Akkad, A., Ramirez, L., Denef, S., Boden, A., Wood, L., Buscher, M. & Zimmermann, A. 2013 OzCHI '13 Proceedings of the 25th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference: Augmentation, Application, Innovation, Collaboration. New York: ACM, p. 457-466 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Agile response and collaborative agile workflows

Wood, L., Buscher, M., Van Veelen, B. & Van Splunter, S. 2013 In: International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. 5, 3, p. 1-19 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Privacy, security, liberty: informing the design of emergency management information systems

Buscher, M., Wood, L. & Perng, S-Y. 12/05/2013 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Comes, T., Fiedrich, F., Fortier, S., Geldermann, J. & Müller, T. (eds.). Karlsruhe: KIT

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Peripheral response: microblogging during the 22/7/2011 Norway attacks

Perng, S-Y., Buscher, M., Wood, L., Halvorsrud, R., Stiso, M., Ramirez, L. & Al-Akkad, A. 01/2013 In: International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. 5, 1, p. 41-57 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Response to emergence in emergency response

Wood, L., Buscher, M. & Ramirez, L. 13/11/2012 Third International Joint Conference, AmI 2012, Pisa, Italy, November 13-15, 2012, Proceedings.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

On missed beginnings

Wood, L. & Buscher, M. 07/2012 Work, interaction and technology: a festschrift for Christian Heath. Luff, P., Hindmarsh, J., von Lehn, D. & Schnettler, B. (eds.). London: Kings College , p. 87-94 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Agile response and collaborative agile workflows

Wood, L., Van Veelen, B., Van Splunter, S. & Buscher, M. 2012 Proceedings 21st IEEE International WETICE Conference. WETICE, p. 358-363 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Peripheral response: Microblogging during the 22/7/2011 Norway attacks

Perng, S-Y., Buscher, M., Halvorsrud, R., Wood, L., Stiso, M., Ramirez, L. & Al-Akkad, A. 04/2012 Proceedings of the 9th International ISCRAM Conference – Vancouver, Canada, April 2012.. Rothkrantz, L., Ristvej, J. & Franco, Z. (eds.). Academic Publishers, 11 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Cakes for Cure: The role of charities in the embedding of innovative cancer treatment technologies

Ashmore, L. 12/2012 In: Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy. 15, 4, p. 401-409 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Performing accountability?: the case of image guided radiotherapy

Wood, L. 09/2011

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper

2006

Multidisciplinary radiographer-led review clinics: an example of implementation

Ellis, T., Ashmore, L. & Bray, D. 1/06/2006 In: Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice. 5, 2, p. 87-95 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Careers and destinations of radiography students from the University of Hertfordshire

Vosper, M., Price, R. & Ashmore, L. 05/2005 In: Radiography. 11, 2, p. 79-88 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

 

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