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Professor in Work, Interaction and Technology
Work, Interaction & Technology
Christian Heath is Professor of Work and Organisation. He specializes in video-based studies of social interaction, drawing on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, with a particular interest in embodied action and the interplay of talk, bodily conduct and the use of tools and technologies. He is currently undertaking projects in areas that include health care, command and control, markets, and museums and galleries. He has held positions, including visiting professorships in the UK and abroad, both in Universities and Industrial Research Laboratories. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences (FAcSS), a member of the Worshipful Company of Art Scholars and a Freeman of the City of London. In 2015 was given the EUSSET-IISI Lifetime Achievement Award presented to scholars for an outstanding contribution to the reorientation of the fields of computing and Informatics. His publications more than hundred and fifty articles and nine books including: - The Dynamics of Auction: Social Interaction and the Sale of Fine Art and Antiques (Cambridge 2013: ISCA Best Book Award) Video in Qualitative Research: Analysing Social Interaction in Everyday Life (Sage 2010, with Hindmarsh, J. & P. Luff), and Technology in Action (Cambridge 2000, with P. Luff). He is co-editor of the book series Learning and Doing: Social Cognitive and Computational Perspectives (Cambridge University Press).
Reserach Interest: social interaction and workplace studies, technology, the cultural industries, ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.
Postscript: The significance of video research methodology for health and social science
01 January 2009
Creating Interdependencies: Managing Incidents in Large Organizational Environments
18 December 2017
Objective Measures and Subjective Reports: Examining Optometric Practice
15 August 2017
Video and the Analysis of Social Interaction: an interview with Christian Heath.
01 January 2016
Global participation and the interactional organisation of auctions of fine art and antiques
01 January 2014
Exchanging implements: the micro-materialities of multidisciplinary work in the operating theatre
07 April 2017
Hands on Hitchcock: Embodied Reference to a Moving Scene
07 May 2011
The Naturalistic Experiment: Video and Organizational Interaction
26 December 2017
Showing Objects:: holding and manipulating artefacts in video-mediated collaborative settings
16 January 2017
Embedded Reference:: Translocating gestures in video-mediated interactions
24 October 2016
Work, Interaction and Technology Director
Member, Management and Sociology Cluster
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