Professor Maggie Mort


Research Interests

  • My latest publications, 'Displacement: critical insights from flood affected children', and ‘From Victims to Actors’, draw 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 coordinated 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 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.

Current and recent projects include:

Selected Publications

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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

'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.
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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.
Other report

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.
Journal article

“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.
Journal article

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

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 Gender and Women's Studies
  • Centre for Science Studies