Hi, my name is Angela Marques Filipe. Welcome to my personal webpage!
I am currently Assistant Professor of Health & Social Theory (Sociology) and Co-Director of the Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) at Durham University (UK). Prior to this, I was a Wenner-Gren Foundation fellow (USA) and visiting scholar at the University of Edinburgh (Usher Institute–CBSS). I have also held postdoctoral research and senior researcher positions, respectively, at LSHTM and McGill University (Canada).
In these various positions, I have co-designed flagship interdisciplinary programs and delivered and co-convened numerous courses at UG and PGT/R levels, including: global social theory; science, medicine, and bioethics; global health anthropology and social medicine; medical sociology and humanities; research methods and design.
Research profile and expertise:
With 15 years of experience and well over 30 publications in the social studies of science, health, and medicine, my research ethos is transdisciplinary, collaborative, and engaged. Funded by British, European, and North American agencies, my research has comprised, to date, three main themes and in-depth case studies:
Output and impact:
- the global histories and social dimensions of neuropsychiatric diagnosis, science, and practice (e.g., ADHD in Portugal, child adversity and neurodisability in Canada),
- the (co-)production and translation of knowledge in bioscience and health-related research (e.g., biosocial research, health activism in the EU; PPI/E in the UK),
- and the nexus of climate change/activism and mental health in an age of polycrisis.
My award-winning work has appeared in English, Portuguese, and French, and in venues such as BioSocieties
, BMJ Medical Humanities
, Medicine Anthropology Theory, PLOS Biology
, Social History of Medicine
, Medical Anthropology
, Current Psychiatry Reports, Disability
, Frontiers in Sociology, Cadernos de Saúde Pública
. I am co-lead editor of Global Perspectives on ADHD
(2018, JHUP) and I am currently working on a related book project and a SI/monograph.
Further to this, I have served on editorial boards and peer reviewed for 20+ academic presses and journals in the social sciences, humanities, and health. I have also led and collaborated on several international research networks and interdisciplinary projects in this field, as well as served on advisory groups and steering committees that uptake this research in policy and/or practice (see examples in “Projects” below).
, I enjoy birding, canoeing, and cooking, as well as amateur photography, soundscaping, and long walks. I love all shapes of water and the language of trees, and I am an avid consumer of music, film, world news, and half-drunk cups of tea. I am always up for a good chat and/or exciting collaboration!