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Professor Christian Heath

Christian Heath

Professor in Work, Interaction and Technology

Research interests

Work, Interaction & Technology

Contact details


Room (S)3.19
King's Business School
30 Aldwych, London

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.

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