Dr Heather M Morgan
Heather joined the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen in February 2012. She is a Research Fellow with a multidisciplinary social science background and she contributes to the Delivery of Care programme.
Heather specialises in research where technologies meet surveillance/monitoring (including sousveillance/self-monitoring), compliance/deviance and gender. She primarily uses qualitative approaches – interview, observational and interactive methods for data collection in a range of settings – in order to analyse and interpret these concepts and practices at their intersection. Heather is currently exploring uses of health self-monitoring technologies (apps, wearables, etc.). Her previous work has looked at self-management of long-term health conditions, interventions for healthy behaviours in pregnancy, including indoor air quality monitoring and financial incentives, and gender in police CCTV.
In addition to her extensive qualitative research experience, Heather has undertaken systematic reviews (mixed methods and critical interpretive syntheses), utilised and developed behaviour change taxonomies, been involved in the design and analysis of two large scale surveys and a discrete choice experiment, and managed feasibility and intervention (randomised controlled trial) studies. She has also developed a portfolio of public collaboration in research and science communication activities and has external experience in the independent monitoring of prisons.