Jen Krutzinna

Currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the ethics of biomedical Big Data at the Oxford Internet Institute and part of the Digital Ethics lab. I hold a PhD in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence from the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy at the University of Manchester. 

My main research interests lie at the intersection of health, ethics, law and policy-making. I am particularly interested in the role of well-being as justification in ethico-legal decision-making processes, esp. in the context of vulnerable people. Taking my research into the community matters very much to me, so I try to avoid the ivory tower and be connected with people. This is one of the reasons why you can easily reach me on Twitter.

In a previous life, I was a Coworking Space owner, Big Data consultant, business development manager, and Data Protection officer.

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  • Ph.D. 2017

    Ph.D. in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence

    University of Manchester

  • M.A. 2012

    M.A. in Health Care Ethics and Law

    University of Manchester

  • M.A. (Oxon) 2004

    M.A. (Oxon) in Jurisprudence

    Oxford University


  • present2019

    Senior Research Fellow

    Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen

  • 20192018

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism, University of Bergen

  • 20182017

    Postdoctoral Researcher

    Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

  • 20162014

    Doctoral Candidate

    University of Manchester

  • 20172012

    Owner 'Die Zentrale Coworking'

    Frankfurt, Germany

  • 20112004

    Various private sector positions & self-employment

    London, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, New Delhi, Montréal

Academic network & community

  • present2018


    Centre on Law & Social Transformation (LawTransform), CMI/UiB

  • present2018

    Research Associate

    Ethox Centre, University of Oxford

  • present2014


    Peer reviewer for Bioethics; International Journal of Children’s Rights; Philosophy and Technology; Science and Engineering Ethics; BMC Medical Ethics; WHO Bulletin; Child and Family Law Quarterly; Health Care Analysis; Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy; European Journal of Human Genetics; Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology; Springer Philosophical Studies Series; Springer Advances in Neuroethics.