Anna Couturier's profile

Anna Couturier

SPS Department

Science, Technology & Innovation Studies

Anna Couturier is a PhD student in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. Her work focuses on algorithmic governance, digital methods, digital health studies, and regenerative medicine. 

She also serves as the Digital Manager for EuroStemCell project and is based at the University of Edinburgh's MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. Her work develops educational digital resources for EuroStemCell's partners and public. She also provides in-depth training for scientists and science communicators with a special focus on science and technology in digital spaces.

Her previous work covers global educational media development and digital advocacy at institutions including Da Vinci Learning Columbia University GLAAD , and the Women's Media Center .


Masters. Berlin School of Economics and Law. Berlin, Germany.
Political Economy of European Integration.

Bachelors. Columbia University. New York City, USA.
Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

Awards and Funding

2018 - present: School of Social and Political Science Studentship, University of Edinburgh.

2010-2012: Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Graduate Scholar.

2010: Departmental Honours, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Columbia University.

Research Interests

Science and technology Stem Cells Digital methods Critical Digital Health Studies Platform Politics Algorithmic Governance energy security

Anna Couturier has not added any teaching activity to this section yet.

PhD Title

Google Search and the Mediation of Knowledge on Treatments: A Case Study on Unproven Stem Cell Treatments

PhD Supervisors

Marketing Experimental Stem Cell Therapies in the UK: Biomedical Lifestyle Products and the Promise of Regenerative Medicine in the Digital Era, Sonja Erikainen, Anna Couturier & Sarah Chan (2020), Science as Culture, 29:2, 219-244, DOI: 10.1080/09505431.2019.1656183

Contact us for more information: an analysis of public enquiries about stem cells,  Amy Zarzeczny, Claire Tanner, Jan Barfoot, Clare Blackburn, Anna Couturier & Megan Munsie, Regenerative Medicine, Vol. 14, 2020 DOI:

Eating the Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: Ecological Modernisation and Sustainable Consumption, Anna Couturier and Kannika Thaimai, Published March 2013, Institute for International Political Economy, ISBN: 1869-6406