Anna Harris (A.)
I pursue an approach to the social study of medicine that is grounded in ethnographic studies of contemporary medical practices, my clinical experience working in hospitals, and collaborations with historians, doctors, artists, museum specialists and craftspeople. My research spans the fields of anthropology, science and technology studies, medical education and medical humanities and health sociology. My empirical cases focus on the anthropology and history of technological medical practices, especially concerning questions of sensorality, embodiment and learning. I also write about hospital infrastructures (see my blog and my twitterfeed @pneumaticpost).
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Society Studies. I have also previously held research posts at the University of Exeter and the University of Melbourne, and been a visiting researcher at the University of Amsterdam, McGill University, RMIT (Melbourne), Brocher Foundation and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.
Before coming to Europe, I completed a medical degree in Australia at the University of Tasmania, and a Masters (under the supervision of Tania Lewis) and PhD (under the principal supervision of Marilys Guillemin) in Medical Anthropology at the Centre for Health and Society, University of Melbourne.
I am a member of the Maastricht Young Academy and the Global Young Academy
I am also a member of the Inner City Research Ethics Committee
Photo credit: Arjen Schmitz.