Professor Maggie Mort


Research Interests

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:

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:

Development of a 'living' archive of the 2001 FMD epidemic, Cumbria County Council community project see:

Health & Social Consequences of the 2001 FMD epidemic dataset acquired and archived by the ESRC Economic & Social Data Service (Qualidata) as a 'classic study'

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.
Journal article

"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
Conference paper

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article