Dr Carsten Timmermann (MSc, MA, PhD) - personal details
Role: Senior Lecturer in the History of Science, Technology and Medici
Tel: +44161 275 7950
Location: Faculty of Life Sciences,2.36 Simon Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
- Faculty of Life Sciences
- @ctimmermann on twitter
- Cancer Moonshot? It's not Rocket Science!
- Carsten Timmermann in the Faculty of Life Sciences
- Manchester Medical Humanities Laboratory
- Research Area: History of translational research in medicine
My first degree was in biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin. I also took a series of history courses and got interested in the history of science. When working as a research assistant at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, 1993-1995, I audited course modules in the Science Studies Programme at University of California, San Diego. I was hooked. I then enrolled for an MA in History and Social Anthropology of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester (1995-1996, supported by a Wellcome Trust Studentship) and in 1999 completed a PhD, also at the University of Manchester, on Weimar Medical Culture: Doctors, Healers and the 'Crisis of Medicine' in Interwar Germany (again supported by a Wellcome Trust Studentship).
Since 1999, I have worked at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. I have been a frequent visitor, sometimes for longer periods, at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin and have collaborated closely with colleagues in continental Europe, the United States and Canada. I have taught a variety of courses in the history of medicine and the life sciences. I have also taught courses dealing with the historiography of science, technology and medicine for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Recent Book: A History of Lung Cancer: The Recalcitrant Disease
Reviewed in: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Social History of Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Sociology of Health and Illness, British Journal for the History of Science