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Dr Amy Hinterberger
Dr Amy Hinterberger

Dr Amy Hinterberger

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Reader (Associate Professor) in Global Health & Social Medicine

Research subject areas

  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Politics

Contact details


Dr Amy Hinterberger received her PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics. Prior to coming to King’s, she held positions at the University of London (2010-2011), University of Oxford (2011 -2013) and University of Warwick (2013 – 2018). She has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University, University College London (UCL), University of Copenhagen and University of Oxford.

Her research has been supported by the Wellcome Trust, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Brocher Foundation, Research Development Fund at the University of Warwick and University of London.

Amy is series co-editor of Inscriptions: Writing the Social Studies of Science published by Manchester University Press.


  • sociology of science, technology, and medicine
  • inequality, race/ethnicity, gender and the social implications of new technologies
  • sociology of bioethics especially human subjects research and regulation
  • social study of biotechnology and life science, particularly genomics and cell-based technologies
  • animals in biomedicine

Amy is a qualitative sociologist who conducts multi-sited research into the governance and practices of biomedical research (primarily in Europe and North America).

She currently holds a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences (£629,823) for the project Biomedical Research and the Politics of the Human.




PhD supervision

Amy is happy to supervise students looking to study in her area of expertise.