Dr Andrea Stockl
Lecturer, Norwich Medical School
I moved to the UK in 1995 after having completed a master’s degree in the history of medicine at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and after having gained first experience in lecturing at higher education level. I then completed my studies with a M.Sc. in medical anthropology (Brunel University, London) and a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge. My research interests have always been on how society, culture and history shape our understanding of how body and mind are related and how this in turn shapes our knowledge of health, illness and disease. I also have an interest in how our knowledge and practices of the management of health and illness are gendered. This has lead me to do research on the rise of autoimmune disorders, the development of gene therapy, and the introduction of the HPV vaccination in Europe.