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Kadri Simm, PhD

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Kadri Simm, PhD

Kadri Simm is chair and associate professor of practical philosophy at University of Tartu, Estonia, and a Fulbright research scholar for academic year 2022-23 at the Department of Bioethics, NIH. She has an interdisciplinary background in philosophy (PhD, Tartu), history (Tartu) and gender studies (CEU, Budapest). She is member of clinical ethics committee (University of Tartu Hospital) and is also a research integrity counsellor for faculty of humanities.

She has been teaching moral and political philosophy and practical ethics courses to undergraduates as well as PhD students from a variety of backgrounds (philosophy, medicine, engineering) for more than two decades. Much of her research is focused on bioethics, including conceptual work (eg on benefit-sharing, biobanking) as well as empirical bioethics studies (ethical decision-making during pandemic). She has also co-written a children's book on values, regularly writes for Estonian media and has contributed to several health policy working groups.

She has held visiting positions at Brocher Foundation, Geneva (2015), Institute for Advance Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Graz (2006), Science and Technology Studies Unit, University of York (Marie Curie fellow 2004).

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