Klasien Horstman

Scientific director

Professor of the Philosophy of Public Health, Maastricht University

PhD. Professor of the Philosophy of Public Health at the department of Health, Ethics and Society; director of the research programme Inequality, Participation, Globalisation at School for Public Health and Primary Healthcare.

To understand the sciences and cultures of prevention, Klasien works at the interface of philosophy, sociology, and science and technology studies. Between 2001 and 2009 she was Socrates Professor in Philosophy and Ethics of Bioengineering at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Since 2009 she is full prof. Philosophy of Public Health, Maastricht. She worked on a number of research projects focusing on the ethical and societal consequences of genetic, biomedical and public health technologies and on developing participative public health approaches.

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