Research Interests

My immediate research focuses on decision-making regarding child protection interventions, as part of the “Discretion and the child’s best interests” project at the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism. This ERC-funded project aims to unlock the black box of discretionary decision-making in child protection cases by doing a comparative empirical study of how discretionary decisions are made and justified in the best interests of the child.

Previously, I completed a research project on Posthumous Medical Data Donation, which involved developing an Ethical Code for Data Donation, to address the challenges and opportunities provided by the (non-)sharing of medical data. My research also addressed the question of a potential moral obligation to share such data and to participate in medical research in general.


Current research topics

  • Best interests / welfare principle
  • Disability (esp. neurodevelopmental disorders)
  • Education Policy
  • Children's Rights
  • Bioethics
  • Medical Law & Ethics

Research interests

  • Big Data in Health Care
  • Privacy Rights
  • eHealth
  • Genetics / Genethics
  • Resource Allocation
  • Public Engagement