I am a Reader in Information Systems at the University of Sussex and a Subject Group Lead for the Operations and Technology Management Group in the Department of Management.
My background is in organisation studies, information systems and Science and Technology Studies (STS). I am generally interested in the ways in which digital technology is implicated in discourses about organisational change specifically in the context of healthcare. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how digital technology shapes professionals’ work and identity (e.g. doctors, nurses, community pharmacists etc.) as it challenges their power and authority. I also study the ways in which technology generates new forms of work – for instance moderation work – in the healthcare platform economy.
I am currently involved in two research projects that look into how digitalisation produces discourses about health citizenship and patient activism. I examine these questions in two non-profit health platforms, Care Opinion and MedicineAfrica.
- Digital health citizenship and activism
- Moderation work in the health platform economy
- The role of health platforms in the generation of social value
Chamakiotis, P. Petrakaki, D. & Panteli, N. (2021) Social value creation through digital health activism in an online health community. Information Systems Journal, 31(1), pp. 94-119. https://doi.org/10.1111/isj.12302
Petrakaki, D., Hilberg, E. and Waring, J. (2018) Between empowerment and self-discipline: governing patients’ conduct through technological self-care. Social Science and Medicine, vol.213, pp.146-153
Petrakaki, Dimitra (2018) ‘Re-locating Accountability through Technology: From Bureaucratic to Electronic Ways of Governing Public Sector Work’. International Journal of Public Sector Management. vol.31, no.1., pp.31-45
Planned Research working papers and delivery date
Social value creation and digital patient activism (March, 2020)
Digital health citizenship (June, 2020)
Moderation work as care work (March 2021)