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Digital Health Now and in the Future: Some Perspectives from Social Research

Tid: 2017-11-06 09:30 -- 2017-11-06 12:00
Plats: Niagara, NI:B0E15 (hörsal B1), Malmö University
Målgrupp: All interested

Professor Deborah Lupton will visit Malmö University to give a public talk about Digital health (see abstract and bio below). The lecture is followed by a panel of experienced researchers that will share their thoughts on and experiences of research within the field of digital health.

The panelists

Professor Jens Nygren, Health Innovation, Halmstad University 

Professor Nancy Russo, Computer Science, Malmö University

Associate Professor Gudbjörg Erlingsdottir, Occupational Technology, Lund University 

Senior Lecturer Jonas Christensen, Social Work, Malmö University.

Abstract

Digital Health Now and in the Future: Some Perspectives from Social Research

While digital health technologies hold potential for improving healthcare and the generation and dissemination of health information, there are many issues to be resolved in facilitating their provision and efficacy and ensuring ethical management of personal health data. In the face of high-stakes digital health initiatives, debates and controversies, eliciting the views and experiences of the diverse constituents in the digital health ecosystem is important.

In this presentation, I begin by discussing the diverse elements of the digital health ecosystem, ranging from social media and apps to telemedicine and robotic surgery. I will discuss some of the recent research projects in which I have investigated how people are using digital health technologies. I will focus in particular on the methods and findings of a digital health stakeholder workshop I convened in Canberra, Australia, using participatory design activities directed at stimulating ideas and discussion.

Bio

Deborah Lupton is Centenary Research Professor in the News & Media Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra. She is leader of the Smart Technology Living Lab at the University of Canberra, and the co-leader of the Digital Data & Society Consortium. Her latest books are Digital Sociology (Routledge, 2015), The Quantified Self (Polity, 2016) and Digital Health (Routledge, 2017), as well as the edited volumes Digitised Health, Medicine and Risk (Routledge, 2016), The Digital Academic (Routledge, 2017, co-edited with Inger Mewburn and Pat Thomson) and Self-Tracking, Health and Medicine (2017).

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