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.
Ana Manzano is the principal investigator on the CRIMSON project, which aims to find out how people recently diagnosed with MS make decisions about their treatment.
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?
We will be hosting the BSA conference Boundaries, Bodies, Borders: The Global Exchange of Human Body Parts on 5th May 2017. Click the header above to view the call for abstracts.
Seminar: Dr Rosemary Lucy Hill - Persuasive Data: the use of data and visualisation in abortion campaigning
Data visualisation has been argued to have the power to ‘change the world’, implicitly for the better, but when it comes to abortion, both sides make moral claims to ‘good’. Drawing on her recent research, Hill argues that data visualisations are being used as a hindrance to women’s access to abortion, and that the critique of such visualisations needs to come from feminists, as well as the data visualisation community.
Time and Location Details
1st March 201712:00 – 13:30Room 12.21 and 12.25,
Social Sciences Building,
University of Leeds,
LS2 9JT.This event is free to attend and no booking is required.