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Klaus Lindgaard Høyer

Klaus Lindgaard Høyer


Current research

I am interested in the organization and regulation of the healthcare system, in particular with respect to introduction of new medical technologies. My area of expertise is ethics as a form of regulation in relation to human bodily materials and health data. I have worked with, e.g., research biobanking, stem cells, property issues, forensic biobanking, public-private partnerships and public perceptions of genetics. I primarily use qualitative methods.

Among my current projects you find an ERC-funded project on data intensification in healthcare.


I am course manager on Organisation analysis on the MA in the public health sciences programme and a course introducing IT and Health students to the healthcare system and organisation analysis. 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

    Exchanging Human Bodily Material: Rethinking Bodies and Markets

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

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewBook

  2. Published

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

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

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Informed Consent: The Politics of Intent and Practice in Medical Research Ethics

    Hoeyer, K. & Hogle, L. Oct 2014 In : Annual Review of Anthropology. 43, p. 347-362 16 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    Transgressive ethics: Professional work ethics as a perspective on 'aggressive organ harvesting'

    Hoeyer, K. & Jensen, A. M. B. 2013 In : Social Studies of Science. 43/4, DOI: 10.1177/0306312712460341, p. 598-618 21 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Published

    Beyond the 'therapeutic misconception': Research, care and moral friction

    Wadmann, S. & Hoeyer, K. Mar 2014 In : BioSocieties. 9, 1, p. 3-23 22 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  6. Published

    Regulatory Anatomy: How ‘‘Safety Logics’’ Structure European Transplant Medicine

    Hoeyer, K. Jul 2015 In : Science, Technology & Human Values. 40, 4, p. 516-538 22 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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