I obtained my PhD in philosophy from the University of Geneva (Switzerland) in December 2014 with a doctoral thesis entitled “On Vulnerable Animals — A Conceptual Analysis of Vulnerability and its Moral Implications”, under the supervision of Prof. Samia Hurst and Bernard Baertschi (external examiners: Prof. Markus Wild; Alasdair Cochrane; Hope Ferdowsian).
From October 2014 to September 2015, I was a junior research fellow at the Centre for Advanced Study in Bioethics at the University of Münster (Germany).
From September 2015 until August 2016, I held a postdoctoral scholarship from the Center for Research in Ethics CRE in Montréal (Canada).
From September 2016 to August 2019, I was a research and teaching fellow (equivalent to lecturer) in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).
Since September 2019, I am based with a Swiss National Science Foundation PRIMA-Grant at the philosophy department of Basel University (Switzerland). August 1st 2021, I was promoted to assistant professor at the University of Basel (non-tenure track).
January and February 2020, I was an academic visitor at The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. March and April 2020, I was based as a visiting academic at the Department of Politics and International Relations at Sheffield University, England (visit cut short due to the COVID-19 outbreak). In January and February 2023, I was a visiting researcher at the Law and Philosophy Group at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain).
Furthermore, I am regularly invited to teach seminars and courses at other Swiss Universities, including EPFL, the University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, University of Neuchâtel, and the University of Fribourg (see section on my Teaching).
I am a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Ethics, the Journal of Animal Law, Ethics and One Health LEOH, and the Swiss Journal of Biomedical Ethics Bioethica Forum, and affiliated member of the Groupe de Recherche en Ethique Environnementale et Animale GREEA in Montréal, Canada.
Furthermore, I am a member of the Ethics Committee for Animal Experimentation (ECAE), operated by the Swiss Academy for Medical Sciences (SAMS) and the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT). Currently, I am also a member of the joint SAFN-ECAE working group that improves emergency plans for animal research facilities from an ethical perspective.
Finally, the Swiss Federal Council recently elected me into the Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology ECNH for the period of 2024 to 2027. I am looking forward to this new task!