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Anna PICHELSTORFER

University of Vienna: Consortium #10, Case Study Author in WP5

Anna Pichelstorfer is a researcher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. She is interested in science-society relations with a focus on governance of biomedical technologies. She is writing her dissertation under supervision of Prof. Ulrike Felt (Univ. of Vienna) on public controversies on assisted reproductive technologies in Austria to investigate questions of science and democracy.

Anna studied sociology at the University of Vienna. She worked as assistant researcher in different research projects on the governance of biomedical technologies at the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna. From 2011-2013 she was a Scholar in the postgraduate program “Sociology of Social Practices” at the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna. From 2013-2018 she worked as a doctoral candidate (university assistant) at the Department of Science and Technology Studies.

Case Study Pitch

Dr. Pichelstorfer is co-author of InsSciDE case study n°5.4, Europeanizing Vaccination Policy: Towards a better understanding of “Health Data Diplomacy” in Europe. Read the pitch for this case study here.

This pitch outlines how case study 5.4 seeks to shed light on how data production and exchange on vaccination rates are organized and orchestrated, but also resisted in other places. Key quote: ’The overarching objective of the research is to analyse contemporary policy developments at the EU level. The research team at the University of Vienna specifically explores national and international data exchanges regarding vaccination rates and the possibility of convergence of vaccination guidelines across countries.’