Dr. Katharina Theresa Paul


Neues Institutsgebäude
Universitätsstr. 7/2nd floor
Room: D 215
1010 Vienna
T: +43-1-4277-494 38
F: +43-1-4277-949 4
E-Mail: katharina.t.paul@univie.ac.at
Project Homepage: www.katharinatpaul.at

Office hour

To be arranged by email


Courses: u:find

Research interests
comparative policy analysis; interpretative policy research; health policy; regulation, medicine & biopolitics; science and technology research

Short Biography

• Since 1/3/2017 Elise Richter Fellow (FWF), University of Vienna
• 09/2016 – 06/2017 Senior Research Fellow & Principal investigator, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Project: CODE IT! Understanding vaccination policy with citizen science (Austrian Science Fund, FWF, TCS 14).
• 2013 – 2016, Lise Meitner Research Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, Project: Immunization politicized: the governance of cervical cancer prevention (Austrian Science Fund, FWF M1477).
• 02/2010 – 02/2013 Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy and Management (iBMG), Department of Health Care Governance, Erasmus University Rotterdam
• 01/2009 – 09/2009 Senior Researcher, Interdisciplinary Center for Comparative Research (ICCR), Vienna, Research Activities on EU-funded Projects: MoniQA Network of Excellence (EU FP6); HealthGovMatters (EU FP7)
• 09/2004 – 10/2008 PhD Research, Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam, Thesis Title: Food Safety: A Matter of Taste? Food Safety Policy in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and at the Level of the European Union (Funded by the Netherlands Research Fund, NWO)
• 09/2006 – 12/2006 Junior Research Fellowship, Center for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation GARNET (EU Sixth Framework Program)
• 10/2003 – 03/2004 Internship, Directorate General Education and Culture, Communication Unit C4, European Commission
• 09/2002 – 09/2003 MA Ideology and Discourse Analysis, University of Essex, United Kingdom
• 09/2000 – 06/2003 BA Politics and International Relations, University of Essex, United Kingdom
• 08/1998 – 06/1999 International Studies Program (OSP), Tel Aviv University, Israel

Research Grants
• 03/2017 – 2/2021 Elise Richter Fellowship, FWF VA561
• 09/2016 – 02/2017 Top Citizen Science Project, Project: Understanding vaccination policy with citizen science (Austrian Science Fund, FWF, TCS 14)
• 03/2013 – 07/2016 Lise Meitner Fellowship, FWF M1477 – G22
• 04/2013 – 10/2014 ZonMW Grant, Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development Toezicht op Wet Medisch-wetenschappelijk Onderzoek met mensen (WMO): onderzoek naar effecten en knelpunten in het toezicht op klinisch onderzoek (transferred to Co-Applicant Samantha Adams in favour of Lise Meitner Fellowship; involvement as Member of Supervisory Committee)
• 08/2012 – 02/2013 Rotterdam Global Health Initiative Research Grant (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Project: Unpacking Informed Consent in Tuberculosis control, With Julia Quartz and Bernike Pasveer (Maastricht)

Peer-reviewed publications:

  • Paul, K.T. & Palfinger, T. (2020). Walking the (argumentative) talk using citizen science: involving young people in a critical policy analysis of vaccination policy in Austria. Evidence & Policy, fast track/first online.
  • Paul, K. &  Haddad, C. (2019). Beyond evidence vs. truthiness: Towards a symmetrical approach to knowledge and ignorance in policy studies. Policy Sciences , 52(2), 299–314. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11077-019-09352-4
  • Paul, K.T. & Loer, K. (2019). Contemporary vaccination policy in the European Union: tensions and dilemmas. Journal of Public Health Policy, 4(2), 166–179. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41271-019-00163-8
  • Paul, K.T. (2018). Collective Organization of Discourse Expertise using Information Technology – CODE IT! A citizen science case study of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination debate. IT- Information Technology, 60(1), 21-27. https://doi.org/10.1515/itit-2017-0022
  • Paul, K.T.  & Straßheim, H. (2018). Consumer policy. In H. Heinelt and S. Münch (eds.) (2016) Handbook Of European Policy: Formation, Development and Evaluation. Edward Elgar, London.
  • Paul, K.T., Wallenburg, I. & Bal, R. (2018). Putting public health infrastructures to the test: Introducing HPV vaccination in Austria and the Netherlands. Sociology of Health & Illness, 40(1), 67–81. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12595
  • Paul, K.T. (2016). “Saving lives”: Adapting and adopting HPV vaccination in Austria. Social Science & Medicine, 153, 193-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.02.006
  • Adams S., Paul K.T., Ketelaars C. & Robben P. (2015). The use of mystery guests by the Dutch Health Inspectorate: Results of a pilot study in long-term intramural elderly care. Health Policy, 119, 821-830. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.02.008
  • Paul, K.T. & Haddad, C. (2015). Marx meets meaning: A critical encounter between historical materialism and interpretive policy analysis. A reply to Brand’s State, Context, Correspondence. OZP – Austrian Journal of Political Science, 44(1), 46-52. https://doi.org/10.15203/ozp.332.vol44iss1
  • Paul, K. T., Avezaat, C. J. J., Friele, R. D., IJzermans, J. N. & Bal, R. A. (2013). Organ donation as transition work: Policy discourse and clinical practice in The Netherlands. Health, 18(4), 369-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363459313501357
  • Paul, K. T. (2012). The Europeanization of food safety: a discourse-analytical approach. Journal of European Public Policy, 19(4), 549-566. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2011.614136
  • Paul, K. T. (2011). From ‘Politics in the Stable’ to Stable Politics: Challenges and Continuities in Dutch Food Policy Discourse. Science as Culture, 20(2), 209-229. https://doi.org/10.1080/09505431.2011.563573
  • Paul, K. T. (2009). Discourse analysis: an exploration of methodological issues and a call for methodological courage in the field of policy analysis. Critical Policy Studies, 3(2), 240 – 253. https://doi.org/10.1080/19460170903385692
  • Paul, K. T. (2008). Thought for Food (Safety) in the EU: A discourse – analytical approach. GARNET Working Paper series 38/08.
  • Paul, K. T. (2007). Food for Thought: Change and Continuity in German Food Safety Policy. Critical Policy Analysis, 1(1), 18-32. https://doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2007.9518507

Non-peer reviewed:

  • Heigl, F., Kieslinger, B., Paul, K.T., Uhlik, J. & Dörler, D. (2019). Opinion: Toward an international definition of citizen science. PNAS, April 23, 2019, 116(17), 8089-8092. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1903393116
  • Heigl, F., Kieslinger, B.,  Paul, K.T.,  Uhlik, J.  & Dörler, D. (2019). Reply to Auerbach et al.: How our Opinion piece invites collaboration. PNAS, July 30, 2019, 116(31), 15338. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1909628116
  • Paul, K.T. (2010). Buchbesprechung: Steuerung von Wissenschaft? Die Governance des österreichischen Innovationssystems, Innsbruck/Wien 2010, StudienVerlag [Book review]. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, 39(4), 485-486.