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Mayli Mertens

Institute
University of Copenhagen
Faculty
Department of Public Health
Section
Public Health Center for Medical Science and Technology Studies
Position
Post-doc, Researcher
Visiting address:
University of Antwerp
Centre for Ethics
Department of Philisophy
Rodestraat 14 (R.216)
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium
Post address:
University of Antwerp
Centre for Ethics
Department of Philisophy
Rodestraat 14 (R.216)
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium

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Currently a Marie SkƂodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Researcher at the Philosophy Department of Antwerp University and a Research Fellow at the Center for Medical Science and Technology Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Mayli investigates how sense-making, through human and artificial cognition, impacts the physical world. Her main scientific interest is in epistemology and global bioethics. She teaches on bias, critical thinking, and technological innovation.

Alongside her research and teaching activities, Mayli founded the Atlas Bioethics Center - www.atlascenter.org - in Andalusia, Spain in 2022. Atlas is a non-profit research and education center that promotes and engages in rigorous interdisciplinary work in bioethics and adopts a global, inclusive perspective on ethics focusing on normative and epistemic challenges in human, animal, and environmental health. To give voice to underrepresented scholarship, Atlas encourages and facilitates collaboration between scholars of the “North” and the “South” in different continents.  

Mayli obtained her PhD in Philosophy at the University of Twente (the Netherlands) in September 2021 with the dissertation 'Responsible Prediction under Critical Uncertainty: an epistemic analysis of neuroprognostic innovation practices after cardiac arrest' and she holds an MA in Applied Ethics from Linköping University (Sweden). Mayli is also an instructor at Yale University’s Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics where she teaches Bias in Bioethics and Environmental Justice. 

Aside from obtaining the prestigious Marie Curie grant, Mayli was awarded the 2024 Japan Association for Bioethics (JAB)-IAB Fellowship Fund and received a Brocher Foundation Scholarship in 2023. She received the honorary award “Excellence in Teaching” from the Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics (2017) and was awarded with ’Best Formal Paper by a Graduate Student’ (2016) by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE) for her work “Objectivity behind the red line: A case for binocularity in war reporting.”