Dr Dawn Goodwin

Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences and Director of PBL

Research Overview

My research interests have focused on cultures of health care work and issues of learning, knowledge and practice. These interests have manifested themselves in previous studies as a focus on decision making and accountability, patient safety and critical incident analysis, diagnostic work and embodied knowledge, collaborative work in critical care, and human-machine relations in medical work. Theoretically, these interests are informed by science and technology studies, ethnomethodology, medical sociology and anthropology. Methodologically, I have used ethnography, interviews, focus groups and documentary analysis.