Klaus Høyer

Klaus Hoeyer


Current research

I am interested in the organization and regulation of the healthcare system and medical research, in particular with respect to introduction of new medical technologies. I belong the interdisciplinary field known as Science and Technology Studies (STS) and have my background in social anthropology, empirical ethics and African area studies. I primarily use qualitative methods.

I have worked with, e.g., research biobanking, stem cells, property issues, forensic biobanking, bone and organ transplantation, public-private partnerships, ethics regulation, EU health regulation, data-intensification and public perceptions of genetics, organ transplantation and data reuse.

In recent years, I have focused on what I have called 'intensified data sourcing' in healthcare and explored the performativity of hopes, promises and expections in the shaping of digital and data-intensive technologies. I recently completed an ERC-funded project on data intensification in healthcare: Policy, Practice and Patient Experience in the Age of Intensified Data Sourcing (POLICYAID)

I have also been part of a project mapping the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic: https://coronaminds.ku.dk/

And I am happy to be part of the Novo Nordic Foundation project reNEW on stem cell technology: https://renew.ku.dk/

As I return to the social study of stem cell technology I am eager to explore ways of understanding how the digital transformation interacts with regenerative medicine, and to find ways of building more socially robust and relevant laboratory and clinical science practices. 


I am course manager on Organisation analysis and philosophy of science on the BA in the public health sciences programme and Data and digitalization on the MA programme. I also teach topics related to qualitative methods, public health ethics, STS etc. I supervise essays on issues relating to medical STS, health politics, organisation, regulation, and public health ethics. 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Hvem skal bruge sundhedsdata - og til hvad?

    Hoeyer, Klaus, 2019, 1 ed. København: Informations Forlag. 86 p. (moderne ideer).

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  2. Published

    Exchanging Human Bodily Material: Rethinking Bodies and Markets

    Hoeyer, Klaus, Jan 2013, Dordrecht : Springer. 191 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookpeer-review

  3. Published

    Datafication and accountability in public health: Introduction to a special issue

    Hoeyer, Klaus, Bauer, S. & Pickersgill, M., 2019, In: Social Studies of Science. 49, 4, p. 459-475

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. Published

    The Anthropology of Potentiality in Biomedicine: An Introduction to Supplement 7

    Taussig, K., Hoeyer, Klaus & Helmreich, S., 2013, In: Current Anthropology. 54, S7, p. 3-14 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    ‘Meaningless work’: how the datafication of health reconfigures knowledge about work and erodes professional judgement

    Hoeyer, Klaus & Wadmann, S., 2020, In: Economy and Society. 49, 3, p. 433-454 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Weak Data: The Social Biography of a Measurement Instrument and How It Failed to Ensure Accountability in Home Care

    Hoeyer, Klaus & Bødker, M., 2020, In: Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 34, 3, p. 420-437 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Data as promise: reconfiguring Danish public health through personalized medicine

    Hoeyer, Klaus, 2019, In: Social Studies of Science. 49, 4, p. 531-555 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Plastic diagnostics: The remaking of disease and evidence in personalised medicine

    Green, Sara, Carusi, A. & Hoeyer, Klaus, 2022, In: Social Science & Medicine. 304, 9 p., 112318.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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