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Amy Hinterberger

Dr Amy Hinterberger

Visiting Professor

Research interests

  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Politics

Biography

Amy Hinterberger is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Bioethics and Humanities in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. A sociologist by training (PhD, LSE, 2010), her research addresses the ethical and political dynamics of biomedicine and biotechnology.

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.

Research

  • 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.

 

Further details

See Amy's research profile

    Research

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    Biotechnology & Society research group

    Addressing the social, ethical and legal questions arising from developments in health and biomedicine using a multidisciplinary research approach.

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    Reproduction Research Cluster

    Our interdisciplinary group examines the complex social, cultural, and political dimensions of reproduction.

      Research

      scientist-lab-technician-with-glass-slide-with-microscope-brain-bank-v10-thumb
      Biotechnology & Society research group

      Addressing the social, ethical and legal questions arising from developments in health and biomedicine using a multidisciplinary research approach.

      Reproduction research cluster logo
      Reproduction Research Cluster

      Our interdisciplinary group examines the complex social, cultural, and political dimensions of reproduction.