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.

I am currently working on a project funded by the European Research Council (Advanced Grant) called DataSpace. It is a project about cross-border health data infrastructures and how we experience living in data-intensive environments.  

Before that I 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 as they play out in relation to national integration of health data infrastructures. This also took place within the framework of an ERC-funded project: 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. 

Possible conflicts of interest

No known conflicts of interest

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Data Paradoxes: The politics of Intensified Data Sourcing in Healthcare

    Hoeyer, Klaus, 2023, 1 ed. Cambridge: MIT Press. 328 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    The Palgrave Handbook of the Anthropology of Technology

    Bruun, M. H. (ed.), Wahlberg, Ayo (ed.), Douglas-Jones, R. (ed.), Hasse, C. (ed.), Hoeyer, Klaus (ed.), Kristensen, D. B. (ed.) & Winthereik, B. R. (ed.), 2022, 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan. 832 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Hvem skal bruge sundhedsdata - og til hvad?

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

  4. Published

    Exchanging Human Bodily Material: Rethinking Bodies and Markets

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

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  5. 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 articleResearchpeer-review

  6. 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 articleResearchpeer-review

  7. 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 articleResearchpeer-review

  8. 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 articleResearchpeer-review

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