Professor Maggie MortEmeritus
- A former journalist, I have a longstanding interest in citizen engagement in science and technology and recent interest in disaster studies and social/material vulnerability. These are reflected in my recent publications, 'Displacement: critical insights from flood affected children', and ‘From Victims to Actors’. I have worked predominently with ethnographic and participative methodologies, exploring how policy can be influenced by the experience of those it affects, most recently in relation to disaster, risk and emergency management. To this end, I coordinated the Horizon2020 project, CUIDAR: Cultures of Disaster Resilience among children and young people across Europe. 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 citizen, patient and workers' experience of technological change in healthcare such as the development of telemedicine and telecare, and what counts as innovation in health science and technology.
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)
The doctoral studies I have recently supervised relate to making sense of biosensors, co-production of care services, telecare, patient safety and Bovine TB policy.
From victims to actors: the role of children and young people in flood recovery and resilience
Mort, M.M.E., Walker, M.P., Lloyd Williams, A.S., Bingley, A.F. 1/05/2018 In: Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. 36, 3, p. 423-442. 20 p.
Displacement: critical insights from flood-affected children
Mort, M.M.E., Walker, M.P., Lloyd Williams, A.S., Bingley, A.F. 1/07/2018 In: Health and Place. 52, p. 148-154. 7 p.
'It's learned on the job and it depends who you're with.': An observational qualitative study of how internal jugular cannulation is taught and learned
Shelton, C.L., Mort, M.M., Smith, A.F. 1/02/2018 In: Journal of the Intensive Care Society. 19, 1, p. 26-34. 9 p.
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. 1/03/2016 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.
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.
Ready 4 Floods and Coastal Change - Digital Education Tools / Interactive Flood Exhibition
06/01/2020 → 31/03/2021
Game Testing and Evaluation Development: Communicating Flood Risk Project - Education Tools
01/08/2019 → 28/02/2020
Further development of Flood Snakes & Ladders for a single online user
29/10/2018 → 31/01/2019
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)
Outstanding Impact in Public Policy
Prize (including medals and awards)
Research Impact Award
Prize (including medals and awards)
- Centre for Ageing Research
- Centre for Alternatives to Social and Economic Inequalities
- Centre for Gender Studies
- Centre for Science Studies