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Margot Morgiève

Researcher in social sciences of mental health, Inserm

Qualified to Direct Research

Contact: margot.morgieve(at)




I initially worked as a clinical psychologist, then I became interested in the sociology of science and conducted an ethnography on the production of an innovative treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I used an original method of participant observation that has structured my work since. It gives me privileged access to what Bruno Latour calls a hot science in the making. My resolutely transdisciplinary research program aims to analyze the transformations of knowledge, practices, and social structures in the expanding field of psychiatry and mental health. I study epistemic dynamics, social logics, and the lived experiences of actors in the fields of suicide prevention, e-mental health, the "psychedelic renaissance," and therapeutic hypnosis. Restoring the perspective of individuals and their stories is the common thread that weaves through my research. This leads me to bring together, and even intertwine, several disciplines: humanities and social sciences, psychiatry, public health, technology, and the arts.

To bring these dialogues to life and ensure they don't remain confined to research laboratories and cold academic writings, I created a small multimedia piece: Kilomètre 25 746, which retraces the journey I made to meet 29 suicidal individuals in their homes across France. I then created a podcast, or rather a science-fiction piece, Regard(e), where a theater company brings to life the stories I collected from participants in a project aimed at teaching photography to people hospitalized for mental disorders and health professionals, without hierarchy between them.


  • Coordinator of the Chat and Social Media Division for the national suicide prevention hotline, 3114.
  • Vice President of the National Association for Suicide Prevention (ANPS).
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Suicide Study and Prevention Group (GEPS).
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for the Person in Medicine (ILPEM).

Ongoing Research Programs

  • Arche Project: "Historical and sociological study of the logics and norms influencing the use of psychedelics in addiction research." PI: M. Morgiève, funding-IReSP (2024-2028).
  • Imphyst Project: "The impact of personal stories on the 3114 website" (IRB No.: 00012023-77). PI: M. Morgiève, funding DGS-3114 (2024-2025).
  • Hyp-Hope Project: "(Self) healing through hypnosis: therapeutic promises and transformations of health practices." PI: B. Hauray IRIS, funding-ANR (2024-2027).
  • Orias Project: "Study of the effectiveness of a suicide prevention device for adolescents and young adults on social media," NCT04642157. PI: Dr. CE Notredame, CHRU Lille, funding-PHRC (2018-2025).
  • Carto Project: "Mapping collaborations between humanities, social sciences, and medicine in health research." PI: M. Maglio, funding ILPEM (2024-2025).
  • Recotem Project: "Recommendations for best practices in collecting and disseminating lived experiences of people living with mental disorders." PIs: M. Morgiève, Worms Ehrminger & N. Pauwels, Papageno (2024-2025).

Current Expert Activities

  • Member of the expert committee for the Grand Défi Numérique en Santé Mentale.
  • Member of the working group "Prevention of Suicide Contagion" and the thematic group "Digital Strategy in Suicide Prevention," led by the Directorate General of Health (DGS).
  • Member of the Society, Ethics, Information, and Epidemiology Group of the National Commission of Psychiatry (CNP).

Current PhD Supervisions

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