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Dr Courtney Davis is a medical and political sociologist with broad research interests in the intersections of science and technology policy, business regulation and public health.

She undertakes empirically-based, international comparative research investigating the socio-political, economic, cultural and scientific factors underlying trends in regulation.

She also explores the implications of current techno-scientific standards for public, patient and worker health, with a particular focus on pharmaceuticals and occupational health and safety.


Courtney is currently investigating the relationship between regulatory standards for pharmaceutical marketing approval and the evidential needs of health technology assessment bodies and healthcare systems as part of a two-year ESRC Mid-Career Development Fellowship.

She is also involved in a number of collaborative research projects with colleagues from the Institute of Cancer Policy, King’s College London; the University of Southampton’s Business Scholl and the International Institute for the Study of Cuba; and the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia.



  • 7SSHM600 The Politics of Health and Medicine

Further details

See Courtney's research profile