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Professor Elselijn Kingma

Professor of Philosophy

  • Sowerby Chair


Professor Elselijn Kingma is Sowerby Professor in Philosophy and Medicine at King’s College London (KCL). Kingma obtained undergraduate degrees in Medicine (2004) and Psychology (2004) at Leiden University, and an MPhil (2005) and PhD (2008) in History & Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. She received post-doctoral training in the Department for Clinical Bioethics, National Institutes of Health (USA). Before working at KCL she taught at the Universities of Southampton, Eindhoven and Cambridge. Kingma is lead-investigator on a 5-year, 1.2 million Euro ERC Research Grant, and, in November 2019, she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize to examine the metaphysical, ethical, epistemological and existential puzzles birth and pregnancy present.