Dr Carsten Timmermann (MSc, MA, PhD) - personal details
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7950, +44 (0)161 275 5699
Location: Faculty of Life Sciences,Simon Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
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- Carsten Timmermann in the Faculty of Life Sciences
- Research Area: History of translational research in medicine
My first degree was in biochemistry at the Freie Universität Berlin (supported by a studentship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). 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 first as a Wellcome Trust Research Associate, later as a Research Fellow, and now as a lecturer 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.
New book: A History of Lung Cancer