Maggie's current post is seen as a three year 'project' working between the Division of Medicine and the Dept of Sociology. This involves undertaking a combination of teaching and research which is aimed at increasing the awareness and profile of social sciences, and sociology in particular, within the medical degree curriculum, postgraduate medical education and health research.
She believes there are many exciting possibilities and mutual benefits in this to explore with colleagues and students. The joint post gives visibility and credibility to this endeavour.
Current and recent research projects include:
- 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).
- EFORTT: Ethical Frameworks for Telecare Technologies for Older People at Home, (EC FP7 Science in Society) Co-ordinator of collaborative research project.
- Flood, vulnerability and resilience: a real-time study of local recovery following the floods of June 2007 in Hull (Environment Agency/ESRC)
- The Health & Social Consequences of the 2001 UK Foot & Mouth Disease Epidemic (Department of Health)
- Understanding Expertise in Anaesthesia (NHS R&D Fund)
- The Social Construction of Evaluation in Telemedicine and Telehealthcare (Department of Health)
- Telemedicine, Telehealthcare & the Future Patient (ESRC/MRC Innovative Health Technologies Programme)
I am currently supervising five doctoral students in the areas of technological change, expertise, patient safety and situated learning, living with severe mental illness and disaster survival and recovery.
Selected list of publications