Dr Matt Willis

Matt Willis is a researcher studying automation and computerisation in the NHS system with Prof. Meyer. Matt’s research interests include sociotechnical systems in healthcare settings and patient oriented infrastructures.

Email: matthew.willis@oii.ox.ac.uk

Dr. Matt Willis earned his PhD in Information Science & Technology from Syracuse University. He has been a researcher in academic, government, and private institutional settings including Sandia National Laboratories, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and several university affiliated research centres where he was a contributor to multiple grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

Matt joined the Oxford Internet Institute to work on a project sponsored by The Health Foundation entitled “The Future of Healthcare: Computerisation, Automation, and General Practice Services.” The project seeks to understand the impact of automation in the NHS and how automation can support the provision of healthcare within the NHS.

Matt’s intellectual foundation is formed by the research areas of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human-Computer Interaction, Sociotechnical Systems, Health Communication, and Social Shaping of Technology. Matt’s research focuses on patient assemblages: the patterns, processes, and practices of patients use of technologies in supporting their health and well-being. As a researcher, Matt values interdisciplinary collaboration and multi-methodological quantitative and qualitative approaches to both data collection and analysis.

Research interests

sociotechnical systems in healthcare, computer supported cooperative work, digital assemblages, human-computer interaction, digital research methods

Positions held at the OII

  • Researcher, June 2016 –

Latest blog posts

Current projects

  • The Future of Healthcare: Computerisation and Automation, and General Practice Services

    Participants: Professor Eric T. Meyer, Dr Michael A. Osborne, Dr Angela Coulter, Dr Carl Benedikt Frey, Dr Matt Willis

    The Future of Healthcare: Computerisation, Automation, and General Practice Services project is a collaboration between the Oxford Internet Institute, the Oxford Department of Engineering Science, and the Oxford Martin School, at the University of Oxford.

Past projects

Conference papers

  • Sharma, S., Willis, M., Snyder, J., Osterlund, C. and Sawyer, S. (2015) "Using an Ethnography of Email to Understand Distributed Scientic Collaborations", Proceedings of the 2015 iConference.

Journal articles

Reports

  • Qualitative Data Analysis

    This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to carry out qualitative data analysis of a variety of kinds of data (e.g. text, photos, videos) collected from both online and offline settings.