The Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice is an interdisciplinary centre at the University of Leeds, launched in October 2012.
It draws together researchers with interests in the social practices through which technologies of health are designed, delivered and implemented. Current research includes work on responsible innovation, patient reported outcomes, evidence based policy and inclusive technologies.
The Centre runs seminars and events and members participate in a range of other projects and study groups.
Engineer Ray Holt reflects on Margrit Shildrick's recent talk in the Centre for Health, Technologies and Social Practice, asking, what counts as a prosthesis?
Rosemary Lucy Hill explains how the conventions of data visualisation offer a seemingly transparent window onto neutral data, when really what they are presenting is linked to Enlightenment truth claims and the imperialistic project.
Rosemary Lucy Hill, along with colleagues in the School of Media and Communication at Leeds and the Department of Sociological Studies at University of Sheffield, has just published a new article which examines sexist discourses in the readings of data visualisations. The article appears in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, special issue on Digital Feminist Media Studies. The article is available online now.
Centre for Health, Technology and Social Practice members go to 4S/EASST conference, Science and Technology By Other Means, this August
Members of the Centre for Health, Technology and Social Practice will be speaking at 4S/EASST conference, Science and Technology By Other Means, this August.