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Professor Maggie Mort

Professor Maggie Mort

Professor

United Kingdom

Affiliations

Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
Centre for Ageing Research
Lancaster Medical School
Sociology

PhD Supervision Interests

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, particular lay ethnographies of technoscience disaster and recovery studies; disease containment strategy - in particular zoonoses

Research Interests

Director of the Centre for Science Studies http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/centres/css

Sociology of science, technology and medicine: technological change, telemedicine and telecare, innovation in health science and technology, health policy and politics, disaster and recovery studies. I work largely with ethnographic and participative methodologies.

Current and recent projects include:

  • Living Data: Biosensors in Everyday Life (with Celia Roberts & Adrian Mackenzie)
  • Lost in Translation: Complexity, Risk and Resilience in Animal Disease Strategies - an inter-disciplinary evaluation of the natural and societal effectiveness of containment strategies for animal diseases (ESRC/NERC Rural Economy & Land Use Programme RELU). http://www.lec.lancs.ac.uk/cswm/LiT/po.php
  • EFORTT: Ethical Frameworks for Telecare Technologies for Older People at Home, (EC FP7 Science in Society) Co-ordinator of collaborative research project http://www.lancs.ac.uk/efortt/index.html
  • Flood, vulnerability and resilience: a real-time study of local recovery following the floods of June 2007 in Hull (Environment Agency/ESRC) http://www.lec.lancs.ac.uk/cswm/Hull%20Floods%20Project/HFP_home.php
  • The Health & Social Consequences of the 2001 UK Foot & Mouth Disease Epidemic (Department of Health)
  • Understanding Expertise in Anaesthesia (NHS R&D Fund)
  • The Social Construction of Evaluation in Telemedicine and Telehealthcare (Department of Health)
  • Telemedicine, Telehealthcare & the Future Patient (ESRC/MRC Innovative Health Technologies Programme)

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? in Part II Sociology and also teach on Health, Life & Bodies with Celia Roberts where we have pioneered problem based learning methods in Sociology. I contribute to the MSc in Clinical Research (Qualitative Methods) and Analysing Qualitative Data in the FASS research training programme.

I am a Problem Based Learning tutor and Director of Special Study Modules for the Lancaster Medical Degree.

I am currently supervising four doctoral students and two Academic Clinical Fellows in studies relating to biosensors, co-production of services, vaccine policy, patient safety and situated learning.

A former journalist and health correspondent on local/regional newspapers, I came to Lancaster 15 years ago from Leeds University where my first post-doctoral research post was in health policy and politics.

Selected Publications

Wrong, but useful: negotiating uncertainty in infectious disease modelling

Christley, R., Mort, M., Wynne, B., Wastling, J., Heathwaite, L., Pickup, R., Austin, Z. & Latham, S. 16/10/2013 In: PLoS ONE. 8, 10, 13 p.e76277

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Care work and new technologies of care for older people living at home

Roberts, C., Mort, M. & Milligan, C. 2013 The Sage handbook of ageing, work and society. Field, J., Burke, R. J. & Cooper, C. L. (eds.). London: Sage Publications, p. 157-169 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Ageing with telecare: care or coercion in austerity?

Mort, M., Roberts, C. & Callen, B. 07/2013 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 35, 6, p. 799-812 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2014

The flood recovery gap: a real-time study of local recovery following the floods of June 2007 in Hull, North East England

Medd, W., Deeming, H., Walker, G., Whittle, R., Mort, M., Twigger-Ross, C., Walker, M., Watson, N. & Kashefi, E. 2014 In: Journal Of Flood Risk Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Opening up the black box: an introduction to qualitative research methods in anaesthesia

Shelton, C., Smith, A. & Mort, M. 03/2014 In: Anaesthesia. 69, 3, p. 270-280 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Technologies of recovery: plans, practices and entangled politics in disaster

Easthope, L. & Mort, M. 06/2014 In: The Sociological Review. 62 , Suppl. 1, p. 135-158 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Ethical implications of home telecare for older people: a framework derived from a multi-sited participative study

The EFORTT investigators 2014 In: Health expectations: an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Wrong, but useful: negotiating uncertainty in infectious disease modelling

Christley, R., Mort, M., Wynne, B., Wastling, J., Heathwaite, L., Pickup, R., Austin, Z. & Latham, S. 16/10/2013 In: PLoS ONE. 8, 10, 13 p.e76277

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Care work and new technologies of care for older people living at home

Roberts, C., Mort, M. & Milligan, C. 2013 The Sage handbook of ageing, work and society. Field, J., Burke, R. J. & Cooper, C. L. (eds.). London: Sage Publications, p. 157-169 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Ageing with telecare: care or coercion in austerity?

Mort, M., Roberts, C. & Callen, B. 07/2013 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 35, 6, p. 799-812 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Calling for Care: ‘Disembodied’ Work, Teleoperators and Older People Living at Home

Roberts, C., Mort, M. & Milligan, C. 06/2012 In: Sociology. 46, 3, p. 490-506 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Policy, practice and decision making for zoonotic disease management: water and cryptosporidium

Austin, Z., Alcock, R., Christley, R., Haygarth, P., Heathwaite, L., Latham, S., Mort, M., Oliver, D., Pickup, R., Wastling, J. M. & Wynne, B. 04/2012 In: Environment International. 40, n/a, p. 70-78 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Flood of emotions: emotional work and long-term disaster recovery

Whittle, R., Walker, M., Medd, W. & Mort, M. 02/2012 In: Emotion, Space and Society. 5, 1, p. 60-69 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

Telecare and older people – re-ordering social relations

Mort, M., Roberts, C. & Milligan, C. 2011 Towards Responsible Research and Innovation in the Information and Communication Technologies and Security Technologies Fields: a report for the European Commission Services: a report for the European Commission Services. von Schomberg, R. (ed.). Brussels: European Commission Bookshop, p. 149-164 15 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Telecare and older people: who cares where?

Milligan, C., Roberts, C. & Mort, M. 2011 In: Social Science and Medicine. 72, 3, p. 347-354 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Uncertainties in the governance of animal disease: an interdisciplinary framework for analysis

Fish, R., Austin, Z., Christley, R., Haygarth, P. M., Heathwaite, A. L., Heathwaite, L. A., Latham, S., Medd, W., Mort, M., Oliver, D. M., Pickup, R., Wastling, J. M. & Wynne, B. 27/09/2011 In: Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences. 366, 1573, p. 2023-2034 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Cracks in the door? technology and the shifting topology of care

Milligan, C., Mort, M. & Roberts, C. 2010 New technologies and emerging spaces of care dwelling: bodies, technologies and home. Schillmeier, M. & Domenech, M. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, p. 19-38 20 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Accounting for incoherent bodies.

Goodwin, D. & Mort, M. 02/2010 Technology and Medical Practice: Blood, Guts and Machines. Johnson, E. & Berner, B. (eds.). Aldershot: Ashgate, 228 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2009

Ageing, Technology and Home: a critical project, Ageing’, in Technology & the Home: researching new care configurations

Mort, M., Roberts, C. & Milligan, C. 04/2009 In: Alter: European Journal of Disability Research. 3, 2, p. 85-89 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Reshaping what counts as care: older people, work and new technologies

Roberts, C. & Mort, M. 2009 In: Alter: European Journal of Disability Research. 3, 2, p. 138-158 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Making and Unmaking Telepatients: identity and governance in new care technologies

Mort, M., Finch, T. & May, C. 2009 In: Science Technology and Human Values. 34, 1, p. 9-33 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Beyond Information: intimate relations in sociotechnical practice

Mort, M. & Smith, A. 04/2009 In: Sociology. 43, 2, p. 215-231 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Submission by Lancaster University for Defra consultation on the Draft Flood and Water Management Bill.

Sims, R., Medd, W., Mort, M., Twigger-Ross, C., Walker, G. & Watson, N. 24/07/2009 Lancaster, 15 p.

Research output: Working paper

When a "home" becomes a "house": care and caring in the flood recovery process.

Sims, R., Medd, W., Mort, M. & Twigger-Ross, C. 08/2009 In: Space and Culture. 12, 3, p. 303-316 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2008

Animal Disease and Human Trauma: Emotional Geographies of Disaster

Convery, I., Mort, M., Baxter, J. & Bailey, C. 2008 Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 208 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Ageing, Technology and Home Care: New Actors, New Responsibilities

Mort, M., Roberts, C. & Milligan, C. 2008 1 ed. Paris: Presses de l'Ecole des mines. 124 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Animal disease and human trauma: the psychosocial implications of the 2001 UK foot and mouth disease disaster

Mort, M., Convery, I., Baxter, J. & Bailey, C. 2008 In: Journal of applied animal welfare science. 11, 2, p. 133-148 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Role Stress in Front Line Workers during the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease Epidemic: the value of therapeutic spaces

Convery, I., Mort, M., Bailey, C. & Baxter, J. 2007 In: Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 2, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2006

Access, boundaries and their effects: legitimate participation in anaesthesia

Goodwin, D., Pope, C., Mort, M. & Smith, A. 2006 The social organisation of healthcare work. Allen, D. & Pilnick, A. (eds.). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, p. 167-182 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Telemedicine, telecare and the future patient: innovation, risk and governance.

Mort, M., Finch, T., May, C. & Mair, F. 2006 New technologies in health care.. Webster, A. (ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 84-96 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Different public health geographies of the 2001 foot and mouth disease epidemic: 'citizen' versus 'professional' epidemiology.

Mort, M., Bailey, C., Convery, I. & Baxter, J. 06/2006 In: Health and Place. 12, 2, p. 157-166 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

What defines expertise in regional anaesthesia. An observational analysis of practice.

Smith, A. F., Goodwin, D., Mort, M. & Pope, C. 1/09/2006 In: BJA (British Journal of Anaesthesia). 97, 3, p. 401-407 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Death in the wrong place? Emotional geographies of the UK 2001 foot and mouth disease epidemic.

Convery, I., Bailey, C., Mort, M. & Baxter, J. 01/2005 In: Journal of Rural Studies. 21, 1, p. 99-109 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Communication between anaesthesiologists, patients and the anaesthesia team: a descriptive study of induction and emergence.

Smith, A. F., Goodwin, D., Mort, M. & Pope, C. 1/11/2005 In: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 52, 9, p. 915-920 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Psychosocial effects of the 2001 UK foot and mouth disease epidemic in a rural population: Qualitative diary based study

Mort, M., Convery, I., Baxter, J. & Bailey, C. 26/11/2005 In: BMJ (British Medical Journal). 331, 7527, p. 1234-1237 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Safe asleep? Human-machine relations in medical practice.

Mort, M. M., Smith, A. F., Pope, C. & Goodwin, D. 25/11/2005 In: Social Science & Medicine. 61, 9, p. 2027-2037 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

Grounded citizens’ juries: a tool for health activism?

Kashefi, E. & Mort, M. 2004 In: Health Expectations. 7, 4, p. 290-302 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2003

Making monitoring 'work': human-machine interaction and patient safety in anaesthesia.

Smith, A. F., Mort, M. M., Goodwin, D. & Pope, C. 11/2003 In: Anaesthesia. 58, 11, p. 1070-1078 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Remote doctors and absent patients: acting at a distance in telemedicine?

Mort, M. M., May, C. R. & Williams, T. 1/03/2003 In: Science Technology and Human Values. 28, 2, p. 274-295 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Normative models of health technology assessment and the social production of evidence about telehealthcare.

Williams, T. L., May, C. R., Mair, F. S., Mort, M., Gask, L. & Shaw, N. T. 04/2003 In: Health Policy. 64, 1, p. 39-54 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Expertise in practice: an ethnographic study exploring acquisition and use of knowledge in anaesthesia.

Smith, A. F., Goodwin, D., Mort, M. & Pope, C. 09/2003 In: BJA (British Journal of Anaesthesia). 91, 3, p. 319-328 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Health technology assessment in its local contexts: studies of telehealthcare.

May, C. R., Mort, M., Williams, T., Mair, F. S. & Gask, L. 08/2003 In: Social Science and Medicine. 57, 4, p. 697-710 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Integrating service development with evaluation in telehealthcare: an ethnographic study.

Finch, T., May, C., Mair, F., Mort, M. & Gask, L. 22/11/2003 In: BMJ (British Medical Journal). 327, 7425, p. 1205-1209 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2002

Building the Trident network: a study of the enrolment of people, knowledge and machines.

Mort, M. 2002 Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. (Inside Technology)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Factors influencing the effective evaluation of telehealthcare interventions: preliminary results from a qualitative study of evaluation projects in the United Kingdom.

May, C. R., Williams, T. L., Mair, F. S., Mort, M., Shaw, N. T. & Gask, L. 2002 In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 8, 2, p. 65-67 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

How do anaesthetists react to abnormal monitor readings?: an observational study.

Smith, A. F., Mort, M. M., Pope, C. & Goodwin, D. 2002 In: European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 19, Supple, p. 12

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Interesting case or critical incident?

Smith, A. F., Goodwin, D., Pope, C. & Mort, M. M. 2002 In: European Journal of Anaesthesiology. 19, Supple, p. 13-14 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

Factors affecting the adoption of tele-healthcare in the United Kingdom: the policy context and the problem of evidence

May, C. R., Mort, M. M., Mair, F. S. & Williams, T. L. 09/2001 In: Health Informatics Journal. 7, 3-4, p. 131-134 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

Harmonisation of public consultation in Blackpool: report for Blackpool Primary Care group.

Mort, M. M., Kashefi, E. & Weldon, S. 2000 Lancaster: University of Lancaster

Research output: Working paper

Evaluation of new technologies in health care systems: what's the context?

May, C., Mort, M., Mair, F. S., Ellis, N. T. & Gask, L. 06/2000 In: Health Informatics Journal. 6, 2, p. 67-70 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want!

Kashefi, E. & Mort, M. M. 2000 Lancaster: University of Lancaster

Research output: Working paper

The organisation of Primary Care for mental health services in East Lancashire and Morecambe Bay Health Authorities.

Davies, J., Mort, M. M. & Stead, V. 2000 Lancaster: University of Lancaster / NHS Executive North West

Research output: Working paper

1999

Public health panels in the UK: influence at the margins?

Mort, M., Harrison, S. & Dowswell, T. 1999 Participation beyond the ballot box. Khan, U. A. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 94-109 16 p. (European Case Studies in State-Citizen Political Dialogue)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Unequal partners

Barnes, M., Harrison, S., Mort, M. & Shardlow, P. 1999 Bristol: Policy Press. 114 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

The new management of community care: user groups, citizenship and co-production.

Barnes, M., Harrison, S., Mort, M., Shardlow, P. & Wistow, G. 1999 The new management of British local governance. Stoker, G. (ed.). London: Macmillan, p. 112-127 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1998

Human and technological redundancy.

Mort, M. & Michael, M. 06/1998 In: Social Studies of Science. 28, 3, p. 335-400 66 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Healthcare users, the public and the consultation industry.

Mort, M. & Harrison, S. 1998 Reforming healthcare by consent. Ling, T. (ed.). Abingdon: Radcliffe Medical Press, p. 107-120 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Health needs assessment: whose priorities? listening to users and the public.

Jordan, J., Dowswell, T., Harrison, S., Lilford, R. & Mort, M. 1998 Health needs assessment in practice. Wright, J. (ed.). London: BMJ, p. 60-69 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Which champions, which people? Public and user involvement in health care.

Harrison, S. & Mort, M. 03/1998 In: Social Policy and Administration. 32, 1, p. 60-70 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1997

Occupational therapy: thinking across boundaries.

Herbert, G. & Mort, M. 1997 University of Leeds, Nuffield Institute for Health, Community Care Division.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Praise and damnation: mental health user groups and the construction of organisational legitimacy.

Harrison, S., Barnes, M. & Mort, M. 04/1997 In: Public Policy and Administration. 12, 2, p. 4-16 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1996

The user card: picking throught he organisational undergrowth in health and social care.

Mort, M. M. & Harrison, S. 04/1996 In: Contemporary Political Studies. 2, p. 1133-1140 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Users, officials and citizens in health and social care.

Barnes, M., Harrison, S., Mort, M. M. & Shardlow, P. 03/1996 In: Local Government Policy Making. 22, 4, p. 9-17 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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