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Sibille Merz

Dr Sibille Merz

Research Affiliate

Research interests

  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Population Health

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Dr. Sibille Merz is a research affiliate of the Department of International Development where she works with Prof Susan Fairley Murray on the ESRC-funded project 'Analysing the transnational provisioning of services in the social sector: the case of commercialisation of NHS services in China and India'. She holds a BA in Political Science from the Free University in Berlin, an MA in Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy from Goldsmiths, University of London and a PhD in Sociology, also from Goldsmiths. She has previously taught at Goldsmiths and the University of Warwick, and was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Medical Humanities at the University of Bonn.

More recently, she has worked at the Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology at Brandenburg Medical School in Germany. Sibille’s research interests include the biopolitics of population classifications (especially ‘race’) in transnational biomedical research, the socio-cultural dimensions of clinical trials and epidemiological cohort studies, the neoliberalisation of healthcare services, and (global) public health. She has previously conducted extensive fieldwork on for-profit clinical trials, population genetics and health entrepreneurship in India.