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Dr Angela Filipe

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology
Co-Director in the Institute for Medical Humanities 
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Research interests

  • Diagnosis, psychiatry and neurodisability/diversity
  • Science, technology and society (STS)
  • Medical sociology and anthropology
  • Ethnography and Ecosocial theory/methods
  • Critical global health and medical humanities
  • Globalisation and translation of knowledge
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration and co-production
  • Environments of health, wellbeing, disability and vulnerability
  • Children, families, and social inequalities

Esteem Indicators

  • 2024: Grant Reviewer, Polish National Science Center (OSF) :
  • 2023: Academic Editor, PLOS Global Public Health:
  • 2023: Grant Reviewer, USA National Science Foundation (NSF) :
  • 2023: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE UK:
  • 2022: Associate member, Social Dimensions of Biomedicine programme, University of Edinburgh:
  • 2022: Founding member and steering committee of Mental Health Observatory, Portuguese Society of Psychiatry and Mental Health:
  • 2021: 101 Mulheres na Ciência | 101 Portuguese Women in Science, Ciência Viva [honours list, 3rd ed]:
  • 2021: Visiting Scholar, Usher Institute – Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, University of Edinburgh:
  • 2021: Fellow of the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, USA:
  • 2020: Associate member, Culture, Mind and Brain Programme (DSTP), McGill University:
  • 2020: Editorial board, Canadian Journal of Bioethics:
  • 2019: Member and grant collaborator, Biosocial Birth Cohort Research Network, UCL:
  • 2019: Scientific editor, Transcultural Psychiatry:
  • 2018: Rising Star Prize | Prix Relève Étoile, Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC):
  • 2018: Member, Training and Research Advisory Committee, Kids Brain Health Network, Canada:
  • 2015: Elsevier Prize for Outstanding PhD Thesis:
  • 2013: KCL Social Science & Public Policy Award for Postgraduate Students:
  • 2010: Fellow of Science & Technology Foundation, FCT-Portugal:
  • 2009: Visiting Researcher, Centre de sociologie de l'innovation, École des Mines Paris:


Book review

Chapter in book

Edited book

Journal Article