Angela Filipe is a postgraduate research student in the department.
Her research interests are in the social studies of health and medicine; novel forms of biopower, biosociality, and biocitizenship; epistemology and social studies of science; social movements and activism; and the social and cultural history of paediatrics and child mental health. Angela’s PhD project looks at the ways clinicians diagnose and conceive attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Portugal based in historiographic and ethnographic research. Her doctoral project is supervised by Prof. Ilina Singh and Prof. Nikolas Rose.
On Wednesday, December 4th, Angela will present a draft chapter of her PhD thesis that discusses data collected in 2012 in a development clinic that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in Portugal. The chapter starts with three framing questions: 1) clinical practices as a methodological challenge; 2) how to account for ‘clinical practices’ in a processual way?; and 3) how to account for clinical practices through storytelling?, before moving to the description of six stories/case studies.
Angela is also a junior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies in Portugal where she carried out research activities in several European projects, including MEDUSE (Governance, Health and Medicine: Opening Dialogue between Social Scientists and Users); DEEPEN (Deepening Ethical Engagement and Participation in Emerging Nanotechnologies); and EPOKs (European Patient Organizations in Knowledge Society).