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Dr Mhorag Goff Publications

Book chapter

Goff, M. (2014). Electronic Patient Records and Benefits to Clinicians: An Actor-Network Study of a Technological Innovation in the NHS. ICT and Society. K. Kimppa, D. Whitehouse, T. Kuusela and J. Phahlamohlaka, Springer: 320-332.

Journal articles

Kreps, D., & Goff, M. (2015). Code in action: Closing the black box of WCAG 2.0, A Latourian reading of Web accessibility. First Monday, 20(9).

Goff, M. (2014). Square pegs and round holes: research funding and disciplinary legitimacy in STS, 33(4), EASST Review.

Poschen, M., Finch, J., Procter, R., Goff, M., McDerby, M., Collins, S., Besson, J., Beard, L., Grahame, T. (2012). Development of a pilot data management infrastructure for biomedical researchers at University of Manchester–approach, findings, challenges and outlook of the MaDAM Project. International Journal of Digital Curation, 7(2), 110-122.

Goff, M., & Jones, B. (2011). Learning to live with data deluge and what that means for educators. Teoría de la Educación. Educación y Cultura en la Sociedad de la Información, 12(1), 9-27.


Role: Research Associate, Health Services Research Centre, Alliance Manchester Business School

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Research interests

Mhorag has expertise in critical management and organisation studies with a particular focus on the implications of technology and information in organisations. She is interested in research methodology,organisation studies themes related to critical information systems, information ethics, and in more philosophical and theoretical approaches.
Previous research has focussed largely on the public sector, including researching the exercise of power through information systems using a case study with the police, developing a pilot research data management system for the University of Manchester, and most recently researching users’ experiences of electronic patient records in the National Health Service using Actor-Network Theory.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Actor-Network Theory
  • Qualitative methods
  • health services research
  • information systems

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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