Angela M. Filipe is a sociologist of science, health and medicine working at the intersection of the medical humanities and anthropology, science and technology studies, and social theory and policy. Angela is a post-doctoral research fellow in Childhood, Health and Society at the CRCF, McGill University, and is currently developing a new program of research on the emerging biosciences of early life and brain development, social environment(s), and human health. She is also a co-lead editor of the volume Global Perspectives on ADHD: Social Dimensions of Diagnosis and Treatment in Sixteen Countries (2018, Johns Hopkins University Press).
Prior to joining McGill, Angela studied for a PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics and at King’s College London (UK), where she was supervised by Professors Ilina Singh and Nikolas Rose. Through archival research, clinical ethnography, and an interdisciplinary approach, she explored how clinicians, alongside children and families, make sense of and ascribe meaning and value to attention and diagnosis in the case of ADHD. Angela has also held research positions at the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and at the Faculty of Public Health and Policy of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), where she taught on several modules, supervised students, and served on departmental committees
With a strong commitment to research and teaching excellence, academic citizenship, and open science, Angela has regularly reviewed for several journals in her field (e.g. Soc. Sci. Med, ST&HV, Soc. Health Ill., Transcult. Psych., Child Care Health Dev., Medical Anthrop., BMJ) and currently sits on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Bioethics (OA) and the Kids Brain Health Network (NCE) Trainee Advisory Committee.
Awards and distinctions
FRQSC Rising Star Award | Prix Relève étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie (July 2018)
Elsevier Prize for Outstanding PhD Thesis (2015)
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia Fellowship, Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology, and Higher Education with support from the European Social Fund (2010-14)
School of Social Science & Public Policy, King's College London, Small Award for Graduate Students (2013)
Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness (UK), International Conference Award (2013)
Filipe, A. M. (2018), The emergence and shaping of ADHD in Portugal: Ambiguities of a diagnosis “in the making” in Global Perspectives on ADHD: Social Dimensions of Diagnosis and Treatment in Sixteen Countries edited by M. Bergey, A. M. Filipe, P. Conrad, I. Singh. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 118-137.
Bergey, M., Filipe, A. M. (2018), ADHD in a Global Context: An Introduction in Global Perspectives on ADHD: Social Dimensions of Diagnosis and Treatment in Sixteen Countries edited by M. Bergey, A. M. Filipe, P. Conrad, I. Singh. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1-8.
Filipe, A. M., Renedo, A., Marston, C., (2017), The Co-production of what? Knowledge, values and social relations in health care, PLOS Biology, 15, 5, e2001403.
Filipe, A. M., (2017), Situated Interventions in Health Care? Refiguring the Normative Place and Experimental Practice of Social Science. Science as Culture, 26, 3, 418-423.
Filipe, A. M., (2017), Metrics: What counts in Global Health? by Vincanne Adams (ed.). Sociology of Health & Illness, 39, 8, 1575–1577.
Filipe, A. M.(2016), Making ADHD evident: Data, practices and diagnostic protocols in Portugal, Medical Anthropology, 35, 5, 390-403.
Filipe, A. M., Singh I. (2016), Raising Generation Rx: Mothering Kids with Invisible Disabilities in an Age of Inequality by Linda M. Blum. American Journal of Sociology, 122, 3, 985-987.
Filipe, A. M.(2014), The rise of child psychiatry in Portugal: An intimate social and political history, 1915-59, Social History of Medicine, 27, 2, 326-348.
Rabeharisoa, V., Callon, M.,Filipe, A. M., Nunes, J., Paterson, F., Vergnaud, F. (2014), From ‘politics of numbers’ to ‘politics of singularisation’. Patients’ activism and engagement in research on rare diseases in France and Portugal, BioSocieties, 9, 2, 194-217.
Filipe, A. M. (2014), Biopolitics,inW. C. Cockerham, R. Dingwall, and S. Quah (Org.),The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society. Chicester: Wiley-Blackwell, 142-45.
Filipe, A. M., Roriz, M., Neves, D., Matias, M., Nunes, J.A. (2014), Coletivos sociais na saúde: o ativismo em torno das doenças raras e do parto em Portugal in A. Matos and M. Serapioni (org.) Saúde, Participação e Cidadania. Experiências do Sul da Europa. Coimbra: CES-Almedina, 175-194.
Singh, I.,Filipe, A. M., Bard, I., Bergey, M., Baker, L. (2013), Globalization and cognitive enhancement: emerging social and ethical challenges for ADHD clinicians,Current Psychiatry Reports, 15, 9, 385.