Professor Maggie MortProfessor
My research interests are drawn from the Sociology of Science, Technology & Medicine and include technological change in healthcare such as the development of telemedicine and telecare, and what counts as innovation in health science and technology. I work largely with ethnographic and participative methodologies. I am currently the Coordinator of an EC Horizon 2020 project, CUIDAR: Cultures of Disaster Resilience among children and young people and I have increasing interest in disaster studies.
Current and recent projects include:
- CUIDAR: Cultures of Disaster Resilience Amongst Children and Young People EC H2020 Coordinator (UK, Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy, with Save the Children).
- Children, young people and disasters: recovery and resilience (ESRC Urgency Project)
- 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) http://www.footandmouthstudy.org.uk/
- Understanding Expertise in Anaesthesia (NHS R&D Fund)
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
I teach on Health, Life & Bodies (Socl 306) with Celia Roberts where we have pioneered problem based learning methods in Sociology. I convene Disasters: why do things go wrong? and contribute to Skills for Researching Social Life in Part II 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.
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; lay ethnographies of technoscience; disaster and recovery studies; disease containment strategy - in particular zoonoses
Selected Publications Show all 71 publications
Ovulation monitoring and reproductive heterosex: living the conceptive imperative?
Wilkinson, J., Roberts, C., Mort, M. 3/03/2015 In: Culture, Health and Sexuality. 17, 4, p. 454-469. 16 p.
"It's where I first saw the water": walking and talking along a flood landscape with children and young people
Lloyd Williams, A., Bingley, A., Mort, M., Walker, M. 2015
Care work and new technologies of care for older people living at home
Roberts, C., Mort, M., Milligan, C. 2013 In: The Sage handbook of ageing, work and society. London : Sage Publications p. 157-169. 12 p. ISBN: 9781446207286.
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.
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.
What is a 'good anaesthetic? Producing evidence in complex settings: the case of fractured neck of femur.
01/10/2015 → 30/09/2018
Cultures of Disaster Resilience Among Children and Young People
01/07/2015 → 30/06/2018
Children, young people flooding, recovery and resilience
01/09/2014 → 30/09/2016
Ultrasound Guidance in CVC Insertion by Anaesthetists
01/08/2012 → 04/08/2015
Living Data: Making sense of health biosensors
01/05/2011 → 30/04/2015
Lost in Translation: Cross - disciplinary analysis of knowledge exchange and effectiveness in animal disease management
01/07/2008 → 30/11/2011
01/03/2008 → …
Flood vulnerability and resilience
01/10/2007 → 31/12/2009
Healthcare at home? New technologies and responsibilities across diverse EU systems and cultures
01/02/2006 → 30/09/2009
ITEMS - Identifying Trends in European Medical Space
01/06/2003 → 30/09/2006
Health and social consequences of the 2001 foot and mouth disease epidemic: an action research project
01/11/2001 → 01/03/2003
Problem of Expertise in Anaesthesia
01/04/2000 → 01/03/2002