Professor Maggie MortProfessor
- My latest publication ‘From Victims to Actors’ draws on a longstanding interest in citizen engagement in science and technology and my recent interest in what is rated as the UK’s most serious ‘natural’ hazard: flooding. I work largely with ethnographic and participative methodologies with which I have explored how policy can be influenced by the experience of those it affects, most recently in relation to disaster and emergency management. To this end, I am currently the Coordinator of the EC Horizon 2020 project, CUIDAR: Cultures of Disaster Resilience among children and young people. This work follows directly from our ESRC Urgency research which was the first in depth exploration of children’s experiences of flooding in the UK. More broadly, working in the field of Science and Technology Studies I have focused on technological change in healthcare such as the development of telemedicine and telecare, and what counts as innovation in health science and technology.
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)
I convene Socl 311 Disasters: why do things go wrong? and contribute to Skills for Researching Social Life in Part II Sociology.
I co-teach on Health, Life & Bodies (Socl 306) with Celia Roberts where we have pioneered problem based learning methods in Sociology.
I am currently supervising three doctoral students in Sociology and one in Lancaster Medical School. The doctoral studies relate to biosensors, co-production of care services, telecare, patient safety 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 76 publications
Do biosensors biomedicalize?: sites of negotiation in DNA based biosensing data practices
Kragh-Furbo, M., MacKenzie, A.B., Mort, M.M.E., Roberts, C.M. 2016 In: Quantified. Cambridge, Mass : MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. p. 5-26. 22 p. ISBN: 9780262034173, 9780262528757. Electronic ISBN: 9780262334532.
Biosensing: how citizens’ views illuminate emerging health and social risks
Mort, M.M.E., Roberts, C.M., Furbo, M.K., Wilkinson, J., MacKenzie, A.B. 03/2016 In: Health, Risk and Society. 17, 7-8, p. 605-623. 19 p.
Children, young people and flooding: recovery and resilience
Mort, M.M.E., Walker, M.P., Lloyd Williams, A., Bingley, A.F., Howells, V. 22/09/2016 Lancaster : Lancaster University. 39 p.
Biosensing networks: sense making in consumer genomics and ovulation tracking
Kragh-Furbo, M., Wilkinson, J., Mort, M.M.E., Roberts, C.M., MacKenzie, A.B. 18/10/2017 In: Quantified Lives and Vital Data. Palgrave p. 47-69. 23 p. ISBN: 9781349952342. Electronic ISBN: 9781349952359.
An observational study of critical care physicians' assessment and decision-making practices in response to patient referrals
Charlesworth, M., Mort, M., Smith, A.F. 01/2017 In: Anaesthesia. 72, 1, p. 80-92. 13 p.
“That’s where I first saw the water…”: mobilizing children’s voices in UK flood risk management
Lloyd Williams, A.S., Bingley, A.F., Walker, M.P., Mort, M.M.E., Howells, V. 1/12/2017 In: Transfers. 7 , 3, p. 76-93. 18 p.
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.
The Flood Suitcase
01/03/2017 → …
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 and 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 → 28/02/2011
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
Speaking about our ESRC funded project: Children, Young People and Flooding
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar
Project Excellence Award
Prize (including medals and awards)
- Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
- Centre for Science Studies