Conference proceedings and workshops

  • Willis, M. (2017). Socio-technical Infrastructures for Healthcare Automation in NHS Primary Care. Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Infrastructures for Healthcare: Infrastructures for governance, quality improvement, and service efficiency. Aarhus, DK.
  • Willis, M. & Meyer, E. (2017). Reproduction of the Sociotechnical Gap in Mixed Quant/Qual Health Research Collaborations. BMJ Open 7;2, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016492.37
  • Willis, M. (2017). Health Automation: Computerisation and automation in general practice services. Presented at The Center for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning: Digital Health Symposium 2017. Nottingham, UK.
  • Willis, M. (2017). The Future of Ethnography: Roles, responsibilities, and deliverables in interdisciplinary healthcare research collaborations. Presented at the Medical Anthropology Young Scholars Annual Conference, a Network of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. June 15-16, 2017. Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Willis, M. (2017). Human Labour and Automation in Healthcare. Presented at Workshop on Automation Anxiety: Human Obsolescence. University of Sussex. January 20, 2017. Brighton, UK.

Invited Talks

  • The impact of automation on employment and healthcare. Invited presentation at the Health Policy Summit 2017, Nuffield Trust, Surrey, UK.
  • Health, Technology, and Automation: Connecting personal health, the health sector, and society. Keynote address at Digital Transformations Workshop, Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
  • 7th International Digital Health Conference (2017, July). Prof Meyer was a mentor on the doctoral track of the conference, and chaired a session on Quantifying the effect of online health communities on individuals’ information seeking and health behaviour in the main conference stream. He also served on the senior programme committee.

Background Reading

We provide a background reading list for prior work in this area and important readings that frame the study.

Autor, David H.. 2015. “Why Are There Still So Many Jobs? The History and Future of Workplace Automation.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 29(3): 3-30.

Berger, T. and C. Frey  (2016), “Structural Transformation in the OECD: Digitalisation, Deindustrialisation and the Future of Work”, OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers, No. 193, OECD Publishing, Paris.

Coulter, Angela and Mearns, Ben. (2016, May). Patient Engagement and Health Information Technology: Supporting high need, high cost patients. Nuffield Trust.

Deloitte (2015). From Brawn to Brains: The impact of technology on jobs in the UK. Deloitte.

Frey, Carl Benedikt and Osborne, Michael A. (2015). Technology at Work: The Future of Innovation and Employment. Oxford: Oxford Martin School.

Frey, Carl Benedikt and Osborne, Michael A. (2013). The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation? Oxford Martin School. Oxford.

Lamb, Roberta and Kling, Rob. (2003). Reconceptualizing Users as Social Actors in Information Systems Research. MIS Quarterly, 27(2), 197-235.

Mokyr, Joel, Chris Vickers and Nicolas L. Ziebarth. 2015. “The History of Technological Anxiety and the Future of Economic Growth: Is This Time Different?” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 29(3): 31-50.

Meyer, Eric T. (2014). Examining the Hyphen: The Value of Social Informatics for Research and Teaching. In Pnina Fichman and Howard Rosenbaum (Eds.), Social Informatics: Past, Present and Future (pp. 57-74). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholarly Publishers.

Meyer, Eric T. (2006). Socio-technical Interaction Networks: A discussion of the strengths, weaknesses and future of Kling’s STIN model. In Jacques Berleur, Marco I. Numinem and J. Impagliazzo (Eds.), IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, Volume 223, Social Informatics: An Information Society for All? In Remembrance of Rob Kling (pp. 37-48). Boston: Springer.

NAO (2015). Stocktake of access to general practice in England.

Susskind, R. and Susskind, D. (2015) The Future of Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts. Oxford University Press.

Weiner J P, Yeh S, Blumenthal D. (2013). The impact of health information technology and e-health on the future demand for physician services. Health Affairs 32:11,1-7