Karin Christiansen holds a PhD in Philosophy from The University of Melbourne, Australia. Since 2015 she has been working as a Senior Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health, VIA University College in Denmark. She is research leader at the Program for Health Technology, Methodology Development and Ethics, VIA Research Centre for Health and Welfare Technology. She is a renowned expert in the field of ethics in welfare services and has conducted multiple studies on the subject. Recent studies include “Ethics and use of technology in health care professions”, “Policy and philosophical implications of the ageing demographic revolution” and “Dementia, technology and health ethics”. In her research, she operates close to the practical level, which has given her a unique insight into the key questions and complexities surrounding the field.
From 2006-2015 Christiansen was employed at the Centre for Health, Humanity and Culture, Department of Philosophy, University of Aarhus in Denmark. She worked as Post.doc, Assistant professor and later as Senior Associate Professor and taught numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medical philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Health (Odontology, Sport Sciences, Public Health, Nursing Science, and Medicine). She has been visiting scholar at the Department of Philosophy, University of Melbourne and visiting Academic at the Institute of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Wales. As an undergraduate student, she studied philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Tübingen Universität, Germany (Erasmus program). Besides being a member of the international Erasmus + Prospero project (Social Robotics), Christiansen is currently involved in the EU-COST project RANCARE (Rationing Nursing Care). Previously she has been involved in the work of the EU NanoMed Roundtable. She is a member of numerous Danish research networks and is engaged in activities at the Schader Stiftung in Darmstadt, Germany.