Mansnerus, Erika

Dr Erika Mansnerus  

Department

Position held

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Experience keywords:

evidence; modelling; sociology and philosophy of public health

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My current research focuses on the use of computational tools in public health interventions, such as vaccination planning or pandemic preparedness work. My interest are in the benefits and limitations of computational tools when used in public health policy. My research also focuses on the nature of model-based evidence in public health context.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Healthcare; Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Finland; UK

Languages:

Finnish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; German [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7082

Publications

2013

Mansnerus, Erika (2013) Modeling in the social sciences: interdisciplinary comparison Perspectives on Science, 21 (2). 267-272. ISSN 1063-6145

Mansnerus, Erika (2013) Using model-based evidence in the governance of pandemics Sociology of Health and Illness, 35 (2). 280-291. ISSN 0141-9889

2011

Mansnerus, Erika (2011) Using models to keep us healthy: the productive journeys of facts across public health research networks In: Howlett, Peter and Morgan, Mary S., (eds.) How Well Do Facts Travel?: the Dissemination of Reliable Knowledge. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521196543

2010

Mansnerus, Erika (2010) Book review: the ethics of technological risk: edited by Lotte Asveld and Sabine Roeser Theoria, 76 (3). 280-283. ISSN 0040-5825

Mansnerus, Erika (2010) Silence of evidence in the case of pandemic influenza risk assessment Discussion paper, 60. Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London, UK. ISBN 9780853284024

2009

Mansnerus, Erika (2009) Acting with 'facts' in order to re-model vaccination policies: the case of MMR-vaccine in the UK 1988 Working papers on the nature of evidence: how well do 'facts' travel?, 37/09. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Mansnerus, Erika (2009) The lives of ‘facts’ in mathematical models: a story of population-level disease transmission of haemophilus influenzae type B bacteria Biosocieties, 4 (2-3). 207-222. ISSN 1745-8552

Mansnerus, Erika (2009) Modelled encounters with public health risks: how do we predict the 'unpredictable'? Discussion paper, 56. Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation, London, UK. ISBN 9780853283980

2008

Mansnerus, Erika (2008) What happens to facts after their construction?: characteristics and functional roles of facts in the dissemination of knowledge across modelling communities Working papers on the nature of evidence: how well do 'facts' travel?, 30/08. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Mattila, Erika (2008) The lives of ‘facts’: understanding disease transmission through the case of Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria Working papers on the nature of evidence: how well do 'facts' travel?, 26/08. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2007

Mattila, Erika (2007) Life cycles of 'facts' - cross fertilisation of evidence in infectious disease models. In: Enquiry, Evidence, and Facts, 13-14 December 2007, London, UK

2006

Miettinen, Reijo and Tuunainen, Juha and Knuuttila, Tarja and Mattila, Erika (2006) Tieteestä tuotteeksi: yliopistotutkimus muutosten ristipaineissa Helsinki University Press, Helsinki, Finland.

Mattila, Erika (2006) Questions to the artificial nature: a philosophical study of interdisciplinary models and their functions in scientific practice Philosophical Studies, 14. University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Mattila, Erika (2006) Tarttuvien tautien leviämisestä kasvien kylmänkestävyyteen: monitieteinen mallintaminen biometrian tutkimuskäytäntönä In: Miettinen, R. and Tuunainen, J. and Knuuttila, T. and Mattila, Erika, (eds.) Tieteestä Tuotteeksi: Yliopistotutkimus Muutosten Ristipaineessa. Helsinki University Press, Helsinki, Finland.

Knuuttila, Tarja and Merz, Merz and Mattila, Erika (2006) Computer models and simulations in scientific practice - special issue, edited by Tarja Knuuttila, Martina Merz and Erika Mattila. Science Studies, 19 (1). ISSN 0786-3012

Mattila, Erika (2006) Umbrella model of inquiry and the dynamics of scientific practices Explanatory connections - electronic essays dedicated to Matti Sintonen, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Mattila, Erika (2006) Struggle between specificity and generality: how do infectious disease models become a simulation platform? In: Küppers, Guenter and Lenhard, Johannes and Shinn, Terry, (eds.) Simulation: Pragmatic Constructions of Reality. Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook, 25. Springer, 125-138. ISBN 9781402053740

2005

Mattila, Erika (2005) Interdisciplinarity 'in the making': modelling infectious diseases Perspectives on Science, 13 (4). 531-553. ISSN 1063-6145

Mattila, Erika (2005) Interdisciplinarity "in the making": modelling infectious diseases Working papers on the nature of evidence: how well do 'facts' travel?, 05/05. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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