Maggie Mort


Dept of Sociology - Bowland North
Lancaster, LAN
United Kingdom




My recent 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.