Rethinking Digital Health: Experience, Ethics, Justice


14 June, 9.30-4.30 TBC
The Shed, Chester Street
Manchester Metropolitan [MAP]

Organisers: EJ Gonzalez-Polledo (Sheffield University), Adi Kuntsman (Manchester Metropolitan University), Esperanza Miyake (Manchester Metropolitan University)


The event is FREE but registration is required. To guarantee your place, please register HERE

With the increasing use of telecommunication, mobile devices, smartphone apps and self-tracking devices for medical purposes, ‘digital health’ has emerged as a field of interest for researchers in the social sciences and the humanities.

However current research into this small but rapidly growing area often overlooks issues relating to under- or mis- represented groups in ‘digital’ economies, and often celebrate, rather than critically interrogate, the development of digital health itself.

This workshop aims to challenge some of the unquestioned assumptions that guide researchers and practitioners of digital health alike. How might a focus on experience, ethics and justice contribute to critical digital health studies?

We invite postgraduate students and early career researchers with an engagement and interest in digital health to collectively raise questions that have not yet made their ways to the field of digital health.

PROGRAMME

9:30 - 10:00 // REGISTRATION

10:00 – 12noon // SESSION Experience, Ethics and Justice.

12noon – 13:00 // LUNCH

13:00 – 14:00 // KEYNOTE: E.J. Gonzalez-Polledo ‘Chronic Media Worlds – Social media, epistemic justice and critical health politics’

14:00 – 14:30 //BREAK+ Networking

14:30 – 15:15 // PANEL 1: Ethic of Digital Health, Carol Haigh and Nigel Cox

15:15 - 16:00 // PANEL 2: Opting Out of Digital Health? Adi Kuntsman and Esperanza Miyake

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About Prologue

A programme of student-led events May - July 2017

Research students in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan have proposed activities to revel the substance and passion that fuel their research.