From my days as a medical journalist to my current job as a researcher of health technologies and inequalities, issues of medicine and healthcare have always been at the center of my personal and academic interests. At the moment, I am in the process of finishing my PhD at the University of Vienna, Department of Political Science, on Type 1 Diabetes technologies and the policy processes surrounding them in Austria. In my position as a junior researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Digital Health and Patient Safety, I also work on topics related to digital health technologies, telemedicine, as well as patient and healthcare workers safety. I also teach at the University of Vienna on health policy, medical ethics, and methods, and at the Medical University of Vienna on problem-oriented learning.
With my background in Science & Technology Studies, Communications, and Political Science, I always try to think the issues I work on as multi-dimensional to effect actual change – integrating how how medical knowledge is made, communicated, and negotiated in the political arena.