I am a senior research fellow at the University of Vienna (Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science). I obtained my PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Amsterdam in 2009 and joined Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2010 as Assistant Professor of comparative health policy.

In March 2013, I joined the University of Vienna (Department of Political Science/Life Science Governance Group) with a Lise Meitner grant awarded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). I have since continued my work on vaccination policy with a Top Citizen Science grant (FWF TCS14) and an Elise Richter Fellowship (AV 561). I also lead a Work Package on Health in a H2020 project (InsSciDE). In June 2021, I was awarded a START Prize by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

I teach graduate courses on health policy and qualitative methods and continue to work with wonderful colleagues in the Netherlands (and elsewhere!). I am an editorial board member of the Journal of Health Economics Policy and Law and at Critical Policy Studies


I am affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Solidarity (CeSCoS) at the Department of Political Science. I also work with and supervise two very talented junior researchers: Anna Pichelstorfer (currently on maternity leave) has a background in STS and is finishing her dissertation (supervised by Ulrike Felt) while working on an EU project with me. Anna Janny is currently finishing an MA in communication science and political science. Katharina Riesinger worked with me between 2017 and 2021 and has recently finished her MA in political science with a thesis on vaccination governance.

University of Vienna
Department of Political Science
Neues Institutsgebäude, Room D-215
Universitätsstrasse 7
1010 Vienna

Phone: +431 4277 49438

email: katharina.t.paul (at) univie.ac.at