Dr Lisa Wood

Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences & Year 3 Co-Director

Career Details

I am a lecturer in Social Sciences at Lancaster Medical School. My research focusses on experiences of technologies in healthcare from multiple perspectives: organisations, patients, practitioners, families and carers. I use insights from Science and Technology Studies to inform this work, thinking about knowledge production, accountability, responsibility and care as results of interactions with technologies.

Prior to completing my PhD, I trained and worked as a Therapeutic Radiographer and some of my current work is based in the context of radiotherapy treatment for gynaecological cancer. My work is based on collaboration and engagement with NHS organisations and academic institutions and I am keen to apply participatory methods. The methods I use in my research include conducting workshops and focus groups but I also use other social science methods, such as ethnography (to explore cultures of practice) and narrative methods (to explore experiences of healthcare).

I am on Twitter @DrLisaWood

Selected Publications

Organising the machine: material-discursive practices of mobile medical equipment engineers
Wood, L.A. 16/12/2016 In: Applied Mobilities. 1, 2, p. 161-175. 15 p.
Journal article

Work on the move: editors’ introduction to the special issue
Wood, L.A., Smith, R.J., Hall, T. 16/12/2016 In: Applied Mobilities. 1, 2, p. 139-146. 8 p.
Journal article

Con-forming bodies: the interplay of machines and bodies and the implications of agency in medical imaging
Wood, L. 06/2016 In: Sociology of Health and Illness. 38, 5, p. 768-781. 14 p.
Journal article

Experimental subjects and partial truth telling during technological change in radiotherapy
Wood, L. 06/2017 In: Nursing Ethics. 24, 4, p. 441-451. 11 p.
Journal article

Conceptualising decadent technology: a case study of path dependence in radiotherapy
Wood, L. 19/08/2015 In: Science as Culture. 24, 4, p. 507-525. 19 p.
Journal article

Review of Tyler, Imogen: Revolting Subjects: Social Abjection and Resistance in Neoliberal Britain
Wood, L. 05/2015 In: Sociological Research Online. 20, 2
Book/Film/Article review

How to follow the information?: a study of informational mobilities in crises
Buscher, M., Liegl, M., Perng, S., Wood, L. 01/2014 In: Sociologica. 2014, 1
Journal article

Agile response and collaborative agile workflows
Wood, L., Buscher, M., Van Veelen, B., Van Splunter, S. 2013 In: International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. 5, 3, p. 1-19. 19 p.
Journal article

A new Manhattan project?: interoperability and ethics in emergency response systems of systems
Buscher, M., Wood, L. 15/02/2013
Conference contribution/Paper

Peripheral response: microblogging during the 22/7/2011 Norway attacks
Perng, S., Buscher, M., Wood, L., Halvorsrud, R., Stiso, M., Ramirez, L., Al-Akkad, A. 01/2013 In: International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. 5, 1, p. 41-57. 17 p.
Journal article

Cakes for Cure: The role of charities in the embedding of innovative cancer treatment technologies
Ashmore, L. 12/2012 In: Health Expectations. 15, 4, p. 401-409. 9 p.
Journal article

The ray of hope: hidden work and the pursuit of accuracy
Wood, L. 11/2011 Lancaster University.
Doctoral Thesis

Mobile Utopia
Participation in conference

TalkBack Seminar Series, Institute for Information Management, Bremen University.
Invited talk

EASST / 4S
Participation in conference

Third ISA Forum of Sociology
Participation in conference

ISF / Demand Workshop on Office (Work) Futures
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

ISCRAM 2016
Participation in conference

Lancaster University Researcher Ethics Network
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

MEDFEST 2016: Framing Trauma Conflict and Medicine
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Ethnographies and Health
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Social and Ethical Aspects of Health and Medicine
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Work on the Move
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Challenging questions and ethical obligations: the ethics of everyday practice
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Sociology of Health and Illness (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Experience as Evidence
Participation in conference

European Association for the Study of Science and Technology
Participation in conference

Social Science and Medicine (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Mobility Futures
Participation in conference

Festscrift for Christian Heath
Participation in conference

EASST / 4S Conference
Participation in conference

Mobilizing Communications and Networked Reinvention: Persons, Cities, Social Worlds
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Participatory Design Conference
Participation in conference

Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises
Participation in conference

Dealing with the Disaster of Others
Participation in conference

Human Computer Interaction (Journal)
Publication peer-review

International Graduate Student Conference
Participation in conference

Urban Crisis Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Health Expectations (Journal)
Publication peer-review

EASST Conference 2010
Participation in conference

Mini-STS PhD Conference
Participation in conference

Mini-STS PhD Conference
Participation in conference

Intellectual Party 2010: Lancaster Sociology Summer Conference
Participation in conference

Work in Progress Seminar: Lancaster University
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Social Science and Medicine: controversies, contradictions, dilemmas (and opportunities!)
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Sociology Intellectual Summer Party, Lancaster University
Participation in conference

  • CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research
  • Centre for Science Studies