Prof. Dr. Claudia Wiesemann

Previous Visiting Fellow

Universität Göttingen

Medical Ethics and History

Claudia Wiesemann is Full Professor of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the Universität Göttingen and Director of the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at Göttingen University Medical Centre. She is trained as a physician and studied History and Philosophy. From 2012 to 2020, she was member and later Vice Chair of the German Ethics Council. From 2002 to 2012, she was President of the German Academy for Ethics in Medicine.

Claudia Wiesemann’s research engages with core issues of family ethics and children’s rights in healthcare. She is the author of the book Moral Equality, Bioethics, and the Child (Berlin/Heidelberg, 2016), which investigates the moral status of the child and how to overcome moral adultism in philosophical ethics. Current research projects focus on transgender in children, reproductive medicine, and the relation of autonomy and trust. She co-edited Assistierte Reproduktion mit Hilfe Dritter. Medizin – Ethik – Psychologie – Recht (Berlin/Heidelberg, 2020) and Autonomie und Vertrauen. Schlüsselbegriffe der modernen Medizin (Berlin/Heidelberg, 2016).

Claudia Wiesemann is member of the CAS Research Group "Relationships in Transition: Normative Challenges" of Prof. Dr. Monika Betzler.