Hanne Andersen holds a degree in physics and comparative literature from the University of Copenhagen and a PhD in philosophy of science from the University of Roskilde, Denmark, and during her graduate studies she spent several years at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Constance, Germany. She has previously worked at the Department for Medical Philosophy and Clinical Theory at the University of Copenhagen, and she has been a curator at the Danish Museum for the History of Science and Medicine. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the history of science journal Centaurus
Her research interests include problems related to scientific change, incommensurability and the realism debate, as well as various problems from the philosophy of medicine such as the concept of disease, and the concepts of causality and probability in epidemiology and preventive medicine. During her stay at the Center she will work on a new project focused on the character of interdisciplinary research in science.