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Catherine Montgomery

BA, MSc, PhD

Qualitative Researcher

I am a medical sociologist, specialising in the sociology of science and technology in health intervention research.  My interests lie at the intersection of the social and biomedical sciences, and have focused to date on the ways in which the design of clinical research produces particular configurations of knowledge, sociality and change. 

I currently work with Louise Locock on the US-PEx study, which seeks to understand how frontline NHS staff use patient experience data for service improvement.  This study uses an ethnographic case study approach to gain a detailed understanding of which types of data or quality improvement approaches are more or less likely to be useful to frontline teams in making healthcare more person-centred.

Before joining the Health Experiences Research Group (HERG) in April 2016, I held fellowships at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, the Department of Sociology at the University of York and the Institute for Science, Innovation & Society at the University of Oxford.

I have written extensively at the intersections of Global Health research and Science & Technology Studies (STS), with a particular focus on the active work of methods in shaping the social world. I am a member of the editorial board of Critical Public Health.

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