Heather May Morgan is a Research Fellow at the Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen. Dr Morgan is a social scientist with expertise in qualitative and mixed methods approaches to data collection and analysis. She specialises in research into the use of (digital) technologies to obtain or provide information about human beings and their behaviours. She is interested in the interpretation and meaning of those data in social life. Heather’s recent work explores uses of health monitoring technologies (apps, wearables, fitness trackers, etc.). Her previous work looked at support for self-management of long-term health conditions, interventions for healthy behaviours in pregnancy, including indoor air quality monitoring, and gender in police CCTV. Heather has developed a strong portfolio of public collaboration in research and science communication activities and has external experience in the independent monitoring of prisons.
She joined the ODI – Aberdeen Node in August 2016 as she has an interest in innovative applications of data, whether routinely collected or specially generated.
Heather studied at the University of Aberdeen from 2001 and received her first degree in Law – options in French Language and Forensic Medicine – (LLB (Hons)) in 2005, a Certificate (CertHE) in Gender Studies and Philosophy in 2006, a Masters (MRes) degree in Social Research in 2007 and her Doctorate (PhD) in 2013. She was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2011.