School of Social and Political Science

Dr Catherine Montgomery

Job Title

Senior Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow

Research interests


I am a Senior Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh.  My research focuses on the juncture between scientific knowledge production and clinical care, and I have explored this in various clinical settings, often through ethnographies of clinical trials.  Much of my work to date has focused on the ways in which the design and implementation of clinical research produces particular configurations of knowledge, sociality and change. Bringing together my interests in data practices and material and discursive transformations in healthcare, my current work explores learning health systems and the mutual re-configuration of knowledge and care in data driven healthcare.

I previously held fellowships at the University of Oxford (Institute for Science, Innovation & Society/Nuffield Department of Primary Care), the University of Amsterdam (Department of Sociology & Anthropology), the University of York (Science & Technology Studies Unit) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. I have conducted research into how methods travel in global health research, the rise of adaptive design clinical trials, and the ways in which patient experience data are mobilised in the NHS.

For a full list of projects and publications see: