Prof. Dr. Phil. Dr. rer. med. habil. Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio

Maricarla Gadebusch Bondio

Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio is a philosopher and medical historian. She is director of the Institute for Medical Humanities (formerly the Institute of Medical History) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.
Her scientific work focuses on the historical perspective of culturally and socially relevant questions in medicine. Mariacarla Gadebusch Bondio also researches in medical ethics, where she focuses on illness narratives as testimonies of experienced illness and as access points to the patient perspective.

She has published in the area of culture and philosophy of medicine, ethics and ethics history, and forms of knowledge transfer.

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Prof. Dr. med. Verina Wild 

Verina Wild

Verina Wild is Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Augsburg. She researches and teaches bioethics/clinical ethics, public health ethics and global health ethics. Her research interests lie at the intersection of medical and public health ethics. Applied areas are for example: Pandemics, climate change or health of migrants. Research stays abroad include World Health Organisation, Columbia University New York, University of Sydney and Rutgers University. During the Covid-19 pandemic she has been active in various local, national and international activities in ethics research and policy. 

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Prof. Neil Vickers

Prof. Neil Vickers is Professor of English Literature and the Health Humanities at King’s College London where he also codirects the Centre for the Humanities and Health. He has had two careers, one in literature (at Oxford, Cambridge and King’s London) and one in epidemiology (at UCL and at St George’s Hospital Medical School). Neil Vickers has published widely on Coleridge and medical subjects and is the author of Coleridge and the Doctors (2004). He has just completed a book on the transpersonal dimensions of illness called Shared Life and the Experience of Illness which he hopes will appear in 2023. Recent articles of interest to medical humanities scholars include ‘Winnicott’s Notion of Holding as Applied to Serious Physical Illness’ (2020), ‘Illness and Femininity in Hilary Mantel’s Giving Up the Ghost’ (2019) and Illness Narrative (2016).

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ao.Univ.Prof. Mag.Dr.rer.soc.oec. August Österle

August Österle

August Österle is Associate Professor of Social Policy at WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business). He held visiting positions at the University of Bremen, Sciences Po Grenoble, Corvinus University Budapest, the European University Institute in Florence and at universities in Bratislava, London and Bath. His research and teaching activities focus on the socioeconomics of social policy and the welfare state, most importantly in the fields of health and long-term care, in international and comparative perspectives. Current research activities cover issues of transnational social policy, migrant care work, and access to and equity in health and long-term care.

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