Dr Amy Hinterberger

Reader in Global Health and Social Medicine

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, University of Oxford and University of Warwick.

She has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University, University College London, 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 a sociologist who explores the political, regulatory and legal dimensions of health and biomedicine. She conducts multi-sited qualitative research into the governance and practices of biomedical research (primarily in Europe and North America) and has published on diverse elements of biomedicine including genomics, stem cell science, regenerative medicine and health law regulation relating to animals and humans.

Research interests include: Science, knowledge and technology, social and cultural theory and biomedicine and health. Amy is developing a new project on human and non-human biological mixtures as part of the ERC-funded BioProperty project. This research will explore entities such as human-animal chimeras in order to explore how distinctions between human bodies and animal bodies are sustained through ideas of ownership, property and exchange in the life sciences.