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Professor Christoph Rehmann-Sutter

  • Visiting

Visiting Professor


Christoph Rehmann-Sutter is a visiting professor to the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. He is a Professor for Theory and Ethics in the Biosciences at the Institute for the History of Medicine and Science Studies at the University of Lübeck in Germany.

At King's, he teaches an annual seminar on questions of philosophy in the life sciences and bioethics.


Christoph's work focuses on elements for a new methodological framework for bioethics, drawing on resources of phenomenology, philosophical hermeneutics, relationship ethics and social theory. In a set of concrete research projects, his groups in Basel and in Lübeck use qualitative research methodology in order to illuminate how situations of decision-making are perceived by different actors.

Another line of work that is of continuous importance is bioethical policy advice by national or international bioethics committees. In collaboration with researchers at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, Christoph works on developments in China and in the development of the Sino European Platform for Biomedical Research Ethics.