© 2009

Gender, Health and Information Technology in Context

  • Ellen Balka
  • Eileen Green
  • Flis Henwood

Part of the Health, Technology and Society book series (HTE)

About this book


This volume breaks new ground by asking how our understandings of gender can be informed by exploring the socio-technical relations of ICTs in health care, and how far an appreciation of the ways in which gender works can inform and improve our understanding of how ICTs are being developed, implemented, and used in health care contexts.


care community Computer gender health health care information technology Internet women

Editors and affiliations

  • Ellen Balka
    • 1
  • Eileen Green
    • 2
  • Flis Henwood
    • 3
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityCanada
  2. 2.University of TeessideUK
  3. 3.University of BrightonUK

About the editors

HUGH ARMSTRONG Full Professor cross-appointed to the School of Social Work and to the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada PAT ARMSTRONG Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada and holds a Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Chair in Health Services ELLEN BALKA Professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada, where she also serves as director of the Assessment of Technology in Context Design Lab LESLIE BELLA Research Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, where she taught in the School of Social Work until her retirement EILEEN GREEN Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Social and Policy Research at the University of Teesside's Social Futures Institute, UK FRANCES GRIFFITHS is Associate Clinical Professor and Department of Health National Career Scientist at the University of Warwick, UK MICHELLE HALL Researcher in the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology, Australia ROMA HARRIS is Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario, Canada FLIS HENWOOD Professor of Social Informatics in the School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences at the University of Brighton, UK GAEL LE JEUNE a statistical analyst at Statistics Canada SUSAN LEGGETT Research Assistant in the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology, Australia ANTJE LINDENMEYER a Research Fellow in primary care at Warwick Medical School, Warwick University, UK KAREN MESSING Full Professor of Ergonomics at the Université du Québec in Montréal, Canada ZENA SHARMAN a PhD Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of British Columbia, Canada LYN SIMPSON Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia SALLY WYATT Professor of Digital Cultures in Development at Maastricht University and a Senior Research Fellow with the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands

Bibliographic information


'...a welcome contribution to the body of evidence about the socio-technical co-construction of technology, health and gender... this volume is of interest to multiple audiences. It is equally appropriate to nursing, health sciences, information studies, and labour studies.' - International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology

'...the book clearly fulfils its aim to bring together analysis of gender, ICTs and health care, addressing a gap in existing literature.' - Sociology of Health and Illness