Dr. Tiago Moreira, BA (Lisboa);MSc (Edinburgh); PhD (Lancaster)
Originally from Lisboa (Portugal), I came to Britain to study for a postgraduate degree in 1996, planning to stay for 9 months only. I ended up doing a PhD and before coming to Durham University in 2006, I was a social researcher at the Centre for Health Services Research at Newcastle University (2002-2006).
My research has been concerned with exploring and understanding the role of knowledge and technology in contemporary health care, with particular attention to the collective production of health care standards (e.g. clinical guidelines, diagnostic categories), the social and political organisation of clinical trials and the use of technologies in clinical and domestic contexts.
Currently I am investigating three main areas:
a) Knowledge practices in health care priority setting or 'rationing'
b)The role of patient organisations in the generation, mediation and use of knowledge and technology
c) Aging, technology and society.
I enjoy supporting postgraduate students, and welcome PhD proposals in any of the areas mentioned above, plus: actor network theory,social studies of medicine, science and technology studies, dementia studies.
I have given invited papers in Berlin (FU), Cambridge University, Cleveland (CWRU), Lisbon (ISEG), Maastricht U., Montreal (McGill U.), Paris (Ecoles des Mines) and York University.
I am an elected member of the Council for the European Association for Studies of Science and Technology.
- Moreira, T. (2012). The Transformation of Contemporary Health Care The Market, The Laboratory, and the Forum. Routledge.
- Will, Catherine & Moreira, Tiago (2010). Medical Proofs/Social experiments: clinical trials in shifting contexts. Farnham: Ashgate.
- Moreira, T. & Palladino, P. (2012). Questions of Life and Death: A Genealogy. In Routledge Handbook of Body Studies. Turner, Bryan S. Routledge. 362-374.
- Moreira, T. (2010). Actor-network theory. In Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication. Priest, S. New York: Sage.
- Moreira, T. (2010). Now or later? Individual disease and care collectives in the memory clinic. In Care in Practice: On Tinkering in Clinics, Homes and Farms. Mol, Annemarie,, Moser, Ingunn, & Pols, Jeannette, Berline: Transcript Verlag. 119-140.
- Moreira, T. (2010). Prologue: Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: Health, Ageing and Justice. In Health, Promotion and Prevention Programmes in Practice. Mathar, Thomas, & Jansen, Yvonne J.F.M. Berlin: Transcript Verlag. 29-52.
- Moreira, T. & Rapley, T. (2010). Understanding the shaping, incorporation and co-ordination of health technologies through qualitative research. In The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Methods in Health Research. Bourgeault, I,, DeVries, R. & Dingwall, R. London: Sage. 658-672.
- Moreira, T. (2010). When trials are not enough: clinical effectiveness vs. cost-effectiveness in the dementia drugs controversy (2005-08). In Medical Proofs, Social Experiments: clinical trials in shifting contexts. Will, Catherine & Moreira, Tiago Farnam: Ashgate. 85-102.
- Moreira, T. (2009). Hope and truth in drug development and evaluation in Alzheimer's Disease. In Treating Dementia: do we have a pill for it?. Ballenger, Jesse. Whitehouse, Peter. Lyketsos, Constantine. Rabins, Peter. & Karlawish, Jason. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 210-230.
Journal papers: academic
- Moreira, T. (2012). Health Care Standards and the Politics of Singularities: Shifting In and Out of Context. Science, Technology & Human Values 37(4): 307-331.
- Moreira, T. (2011). Health care rationing in an age of uncertainty: a conceptual model. Social Science and Medicine 72(8): 1333-1341.
- Moreira, T. & Palladino, P. (2011). Population laboratories’ or ‘laboratory populations’? Making sense of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, 1965–1987. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42(3): 317.
- Moreira, T. & Palladino, P. (2009). Ageing between gerontology and biomedicine. Biosocieties 4(4): 348-365.
- Burges Watson, D., Moreira, T. & Murtagh, M. (2009). Little bottles and the promise of probiotics. Health an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine 13(2): 219-234.
- Moreira, T., May, C. & Bond, J. (2009). Regulatory objectivity in action: Mild cognitive impairment and the collective production of uncertainty. Social Studies of Science 39(5): 665-690.
- Moreira, T. (2008). Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Machines and the work of coordinating technologies at home. Chronic Illness 4(2).
- Moreira, T. & Bond, J. (2008). Does the prevention of brain ageing constitute anti-ageing medicine? Outline of a new space of representation for Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Aging Studies 22(4): 356-365
- Moreira, T. & Palladino, P. (2008). Squaring the curve: The Anatomo-politics of ageing, life and death. Body and Society 14(3): 21-47.
- Moreira, T., Hughes, J., Kirkwood, T., May, C.R., McKeith, I. & Bond, J. (2008). What explains variations in the clinical use of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as a diagnostic category?. International Psychogeriatrics 20(4): 697-709
- Moreira, T. (2007). Entangled Evidence: Knowledge making in systematic reviews in health care. Sociology of Health and Illness 29(2): 180-197.
- Moreira, T. (2007). How to Investigate the Temporalities of Health. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research 8(1): Art 13.
- Wride, N., Finch, T, Rapley, T., Moreira, T., May, C.R. & Fraser, S. (2007). What's in a name. Medications terms, what they mean and how to use them. British Journal of Ophthalmology 91: 1422-1424.
- Moreira, T, May, C, Mason, J & Eccles, M (2006). A new method of analysis enabled a better understanding of clinical practice guideline development processes. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY 59(11): 1199-1206.
- Moreira, T. (2006). Heterogeneity and Coordination of Blood Pressure in Neurosurgery. Social Studies of Science 36(1): 69-97.
- Moreira, T. (2006). Sleep, health and the dynamics of biomedicine. Social Science & Medicine 63(1): 54-63.
- May, C, Rapley, T., Moreira, T, Finch, T. & Heaven, B. (2006). Technogovernance: Evidence, subjectivity, and the clinical encounter in primary care medicine. Social Science and Medicine 62(4): 1022-1030.
- Moreira, T. & Palladino, P. (2005). Between truth and Hope: Parkinson's Disease, Neural Transplants and the Self. History of the Human Sciences 3(55-82).
- Moreira, T. (2005). Diversity in Clinical Guidelines: The role of repertoires of Evaluation. Social Science & Medicine 60(9): 1975-1985.
- Moreira, T. (2004). Coordination and Embodiment in the Operating Room. Body and Society 10(1): 109-129.
- Moreira, Tiago (2004). Self, Agency and the Surgical Collective: detachment. Sociology of Health & Illness 26(1): 32-49.
- Moreira, T. (2004). Surgical monads: a social topology of the operating room. ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING D-SOCIETY & SPACE 22(1): 53-69.
- Moreira, T. (2000). Translation, Difference and Ontological Fluidity: Cerebral Angiography and Neurosurgical Practice (1926-45). Social Studies of Science 30(3).
Indicators of Esteem
- 2006: Elected Council member for the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST):
- 2006: Plenary Speaker: Wellcome Trust Biomedical Ethics Summer School:
- Aging, Technology and Society
- Knowledge and the organisation of health care
- Piority setting in health care
- Social Studies of Medicine
- Sociology and Social Policy
- MA: Research Design and Process
- Sociology of Health and Medicine
- Sociology of Social Change
- Mrs Mi-young Kang
- Miss Natasha Kriznik
- Ms Elham Amini
- Miss Amy Halls
- Mr William Craige
- Miss Carlene Carter
- Miss Janet Lawrence
- Mr Jon-Fernando Carey
- 2009: EUROPEAN PATIENT ORGANIZATIONS (£56131.60 from European Commission)