Jessica Mesman (J.)
Jessica Mesman is associate professor at the Department of Technology and Society Studies at Maastricht University. Currently she is also Associate Dean Education of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Recently she is also affiliated with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester USA.
Her research interest include the anthropology of knowledge and the method of video-reflexivity in critical care medicine, particularly the exnovation of informal and unarticulated dimensions of establishing and preserving safety in health care practices.
In 2009 she received the "Sociology of Health and Illness Book of the Year" Award for her book 'Uncertainty in Medical innovation: experienced pioneers in neonatal care' (2008). This award is an initiative of the British Sociological Association and the journal 'Sociology of Health and Illness'.
With her Australian colleagues Rick Iedema and Katherine Carroll she wrote a book on exnovation and the video-reflexivity method: Visualising Health Care Practice Improvement: innovation from within (Radcliffe 2013)
She also acted as co-editor of Ethnographies of Diagnostic Work: dimensions of transformative practice (Palgrave 2010) in collaboration with Monica Büscher and Dawn Goodwin. And in collaboration with Anique Hommels and Wiebe Bijker she co-edited Vulnerability in Technological Cultures: new directions in research and governance (MIT Press, 2014)
With Mark Coeckelbergh, she co-authored an article on imagination 'With Hope and Imagination: imaginative moral decision-making in neonatal intensive care units’, which was awarded the NVBe Prize 2007 on Bioethics of the Dutch Association for Bioethics.