Mag. Susanne Öchsner

Researcher in the project Smart4Health

Tel: +43-1-4277-49622

eMail: susanne.oechsner@univie.ac.at

Biography

Susanne Oechsner is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), University of Vienna. She holds a Magister diploma in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the University of Vienna and graduated with a thesis on the relevance of intersectional categories of difference for women’s access to women’s shelters. Susanne has extensive experience in qualitative research methods (ethnographic methods, qualitative interviewing, group discussions), which she deeply enjoys teaching. Susanne worked as a researcher in the project RFID & Society (2014-2017), investigating the ethical and societal challenges of implementing localization systems of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies for intelligent process control. Currently she is part of the project team involved in BBMRI.at, investigating the ethical, legal and social issues in biobanking.

Current Research Interests

Susanne's main research interests are located at the intersection of the production of technology and society, with a special focus on sensing technologies, datafication and the aging society. In her PhD-thesis she investigates the politics of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies and empirically follows how the collective good for aging societies and the persona of the user are being negotiated and assembled in different sites and practices of technology production.

Selected Publications

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Felt, U., Öchsner, S., & Rae, R. (2020). The Making of Digital Health: Between Visions and Realizations. In Digitaler Humanismus. Menschliche Werte in der virtuellen Welt (pp. 89-101). Waxmann Münster. University - Society - Industry: Beiträge zum lebensbegleitenden Lernen und Wissenstransfer, Vol.. 9


Öchsner, S. (Author), & Pichelstorfer, A. (Author). (2016). Communicating science, engaging publics: Open House at the STS Department. Web publication, Reflections - Blog of the STS Department at the University of Vienna. Retrieved from blog.sts.univie.ac.at/2016/01/20/communicating-science-engaging-publics-open-house-at-the-sts-department/


Aarden, E., Felder, K. F., Felt, U., Fochler, M., Öchsner, S., Penkler, M., Pichelstorfer, A., & Schuh, D. (2015). How does living and working in research change?. Poster session presented at Wie gestaltet Technik unser Leben? Open House am Institut für Wissenschaft- und Technikforschung, Wien, Austria.


Aarden, E., Felder, K. F., Felt, U., Fochler, M., Öchsner, S., Penkler, M., Pichelstorfer, A., & Schuh, D. (2015). How does technoscience affect everyday life?. Poster session presented at Wie gestaltet Technik unser Leben? Open House am Institut für Wissenschaft- und Technikforschung, Wien, Austria.


Aarden, E., Felder, K. F., Felt, U., Fochler, M., Öchsner, S., Penkler, M., Pichelstorfer, A., & Schuh, D. (2015). What roles do science and technology play in democratic societies?. Poster session presented at Wie gestaltet Technik unser Leben? Open House am Institut für Wissenschaft- und Technikforschung, Wien, Austria.


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