The Team

The research is being carried out by Kate Weiner and Lauren White (University of Sheffield), Catherine Will (University of Sussex) and Flis Henwood (University of Brighton). We are sociologists interested in the ways that people look after their own health and the place that technologies might have in this.

kate weinerKate Weiner University of Sheffield

Kate is interested in the construction of biomedical knowledge and the interplay between lay and professional knowledge, user-technology relations, and health identities and responsibilities. She has previously undertaken research in the areas of genetics, heart disease and patient’s organisations.

flis henwood

Flis Henwood University of Brighton

Flis’ research interests lie in the design, development and use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in everyday work and life settings. Her previous research focuses include the creation of primary care electronic patient records, and the information and support needs of carers of people with dementia.

catherine willCatherine Will University of Sussex

Catherine works on health technology, practices and participation. She is particularly interested in knowledge production – how people experiment or develop their understanding of their world – and the moments when knowledge claims are linked with the negotiation of standards or policies.

Lauren White University of Sheffield

Lauren is interested in the experiences of health and illness in everyday life. She is particularly interested in the public and private negotiations of health, the everyday routines of monitoring and interactions with materials. Her previous work has explored how individuals living with IBS negotiate their symptoms in daily life.