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Professor Anne Pollock

Professor Anne Pollock

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Head, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine

Professor of Global Health & Social Medicine.

Research subject areas

  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Equality
  • Medicine
  • Policy

Contact details


Anne Pollock is Professor and Head of Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. Prior to moving to London to join King's in 2018, Anne spent a decade based at Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

She holds degrees in Science, Technology & Society from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD) and in Sociology from Brandeis University (BA).

Anne’s research explores feminist, anti-racist, and postcolonial engagements with science, technology, and medicine. She is the author of three books: Medicating Race: Heart disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference (Duke 2012), Synthesizing Hope: Matter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery (Chicago 2019), and Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States (Minnesota 2021).

She is an Editor of BioSocieties, and President-Elect of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S).


  • Science and technology studies (STS)
  • Anti-racism and health
  • Feminist theory and biomedicine
  • Social studies of pharmaceutical research & development
  • Science and social justice movements, especially in the United States and South Africa

PhD supervision

Anne supervises PhD students with aligned research interests, typically in the areas of anti-racism and health and/or feminist science and technology studies.

Further details

See Anne's research profile