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Professor Christoph Rehmann-Sutter

  • Visiting
  • Academics

Professor for Theory and Ethic

Research subject areas

  • Policy and society
  • Healthcare


Christoph Rehmann-Sutter is 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.

His 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 SSHM, Rehmann-Sutter works on developments in China and in the development of the Sino European Platform for Biomedical Research Ethics.

He also contributes to the Research group Biomedicine, Ethics & Social Justice and teaches an annual seminar on questions of philosophy in the life sciences and bioethics.