Dimitra Petrakaki and colleagues on how health reskilling platforms can overcome unintended digital 'epistemic colonialism' to equip medical professionals with relevant, and locally appropriate, skills and knowledge.
Platforms have been studied in terms of their impact on knowledge production and generation of social value. Little however is known about the significance of the knowledge they transfer to the recipient communities—often in faraway countries of the Global South—or its potential perceived colonizing effects. Our study explores the [...]
This related project, funded by the UKRI- Higher Education Innovation Fund, explores whether and how digital platforms can be used as a rapid intervention to re-skill healthcare workers in emergencies.
This Innovation Fund project explored the extent to which the introduction of technological innovation in social care has been characterized by care worker and service user participation in the choice, implementation and evaluation of technology.
There is limited understanding about how digital health platforms can establish and develop professionalism in developing countries, especially where continuous professional development opportunities are scarce or under-developed. Our research illustrates how this can be achieved by drawing on a qualitative study of a non-profit platform, MedicineAfrica, that is dedicated [...]
Online health communities bring together patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, academics and commerce, including the pharmaceutical industry. These digital platforms focus on common interests such as a particular disease, research, therapies or campaigning to influence policy and funding. Research has revealed that online health communities can reduce regional health disparities [...]