CEDIC Talks: Technological change as social practice - the case of video consultations

Join the guest lecture with Dr Gemma Hughes on her research on adoption of technology and social change during the pandemic.

Welcome to the second edition of CEDIC Talks this spring semester, where we invite national and international researchers to hold open guest lectures on social and political consequences of digitization.

This Thursday, Dr Gemma Hughes presents findings from her research on video consulting in the UK during the covid-19 pandemic. Hughes is Senior Researcher in the Interdisciplinary Research in Health Sciences Group at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Science, University of Oxford. She brings practical experience and knowledge of health services to her interdisciplinary research, which focuses on critically analysing the relationships between health and social care policy, practice and lived experience. 

Video consulting during the pandemic

Hughes has broad interests in how patients and the public interact with health and social care services and specific interests in how these interactions are shaped by the complexity of health and social care systems and technologies. In this talk, she will draw on research conducted during the pandemic to consider how adoption of technologies can be conceptualised as constituting social change. The talk is based on findings she presented, along with fellow researchers, in the recently published article "Theorising the shift to video consulting in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic: Analysis of a mixed methods study using practice theory" (2022) in Social science & medicine.

Read the article: Hughes, G., Moore, L., Maniatopoulos, G., Wherton, J., Wood, G. W., Greenhalgh, T. and Shaw, S. (2022) 'Theorising the shift to video consulting in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic: Analysis of a mixed methods study using practice theory', Social science & medicine (1982), 311, pp. 115368-115368.

How do I participate?

You register through the button on top of this page, and you will receive a participation link before the lecture start. This online lecture is conducted in English. It lasts for about 45 minutes followed by a Q&A session.

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