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Philosophy appoints another new lecturer

Published: 11 September 2013
Dr Elselijn Kingma

We are very pleased to welcome Dr Elselijn Kingma to Philosophy at Southampton. Elselijn’s research focuses on philosophy of medicine, applied ethics, and the metaphysics of pregnancy, identity and personhood. She has published on these topics in philosophy journals, medical journals, and the popular press, and will contribute to our research-led teaching in these areas.

Elselijn completed a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at the University in Cambridge in 2008 and subsequently held postdoctoral research positions at the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health (USA – 2008/2009); King’s College London (2010-2013) as part of a Wellcome Trust Strategic Enhancement Award in the Medical Humanities; and most recently a temporary lectureship in Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge (2013).

Elselijn is also Socrates Professor in philosophy and technology in the Humanist Tradition, at the University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Before studying philosophy she completed undergraduate degrees in Clinical Medicine and Cognitive & Neuro Psychology at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.

This is the third permanent appointment in Philosophy in a year and represents a further expansion of the department.

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