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Durham University

Department of Anthropology


Ms Abby King, MSc

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I am a PhD candidate in Medical Anthropology. My research, funded by the Durham Doctoral Studentship, sits broadly within the themes of technology, care and governmentality, and involves a multi-sited ethnographic study of telemedicine services in urban and rural health centres in New Mexico, USA.

Research Interests

  • Technology
  • Care
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Governmentality
  • Marginality
  • United States

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  • Wiegel, V., King, A., Mozaffar, H., Cresswell, K., Williams, R. & Sheikh, A. (2019). A systematic analysis of the optimization of computerized physician order entry and clinical decision support systems: A qualitative study in English hospitals. Health Informatics Journal

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