Historian of science and medicine. Research interests: history of medicine; medicalization; childbirth; dying; euthanasia; material culture; science and the public; medical risk factors; fatness; obesity; museums; collections; anatomical collections; nineteenth century; twentieth century; digital humanities.

Students wanting to follow a tutorial or write a thesis in one of these (or related) areas are welcome to contact me.

Additional function: science columnist for the Dutch newspaper Trouw.

For more on my current and previous research and a selection of my columns, see also my personal website www.hiekehuistra.nl