Elselijn Kingma is Socrates Professor in the Philosophy of Ethics of Biotechnology at the University of Eindhoven, and Research Fellow on concepts of Health and Disease at the Wellcome Centre for Humanities and Health/Department of Philosophy, King’s College London. Previously she was Post-Doctoral Fellow at the department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Washington DC.
Elselijn studied Clinical Medicine (MSc) and Cognitive Psychology (MSc) at the University of Leiden (the Netherlands) between 1999 and 2004. From 2004-2008 she read History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge where she obtained the degrees of MPhil and PhD.
Elselijn’s academic interests lie in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Mind, and her research focuses on Philosophy of Medicine, Philosophy of Biology and Philosophical Bioethics. She is presently engaged in a Wellcome-funded research project on Concepts of Health and Disease, and investigating the epistemology of Evidence-Based Medicine.