Helene Scott-Fordsmand

Helene Scott-Fordsmand

I am an affiliated researcher at Medical Museion with a background in philosophy.

In October 2021 I defended my PhD dissertation 'Encounters with the unruly: Reflections on epistemic aspects of the abject and out-of-place in medical practice', suppervised by Karin Tybjerg, Ken Arnold, and Anette Stenslund. The dissertation was written while I was a PhD student at Medical Museion and The Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies (MeST). 

From 1 May 2022 I start the postdoc project: "Diagnosing bodies in a messy reality: an ethnographic philosophy of scientific taxonomy, medical practice, and epistemic iteration" at Department of history and philosophy of science, University of Cambridge. The project is financed by the Carlsbergfoundation.

Fields of interest

  • Phenomenology
  • Theoretical psychoanalysis
  • Body and/in medical science
  • Epistemology & Philosophy of Science in Practice
  • Philosophy of medicine
  • Philosophy of emotions
  • Ethnographic philosophy
  • Medical humanities


Spring 2022: Philosophy of science & Qualitative research methods for HA-pro, Copenhagen Business School (with Jesper Schlamovitz og Lars Bajlum Holmgaard Christensen).

Autumn 2021: Guest lecturer at "Normality and deviation", Minority studies, University of Copenhagen (Course leader: Ditte Marie Munch-Jurisic).

Fall 2020, 2019, and 2018: Philosophy, history and theory of science in the context of Medical Science and Technology Studies (with Karin Tybjerg and Simone Cecilie Grytter)


Please feel free to contact me with any questions, collaboration proposals, or interest in further information about my project.

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