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Dr. Christine Hauskeller

Senior Research Fellow


MA in Philosophy and Sociology and Psychoanalysis, DPhil in Philosophy


01392 725129




I have been working in philosophy and sociology of biomedicine, and bioethics since 1999. I have published on bioscientific language and its adoption in institutional discourses and on the relationship between scientific and medical practices and human self-understanding, on the science-society interface and philosophical issues concerning stem cell research and applications of genomics. In order to understand these issues the close engagement with scientific communities in both biology and medicine is important and in my research projects I work together with various teams of scientists, in Britain and Germany in particular.

My work presents critical interdisciplinary perspectives on the rationales and day-to-day social practices underlying both the production of scientific knowledge and the forming of policies and ethical standards. Methodologically, I combine traditional philosophical and empirical anthropological methods and have extensive experience of working in close collaboration with scientists and policy makers.

I am a regular speaker at wider audience debates on stem cell research and genomics, and contributor to initiatives to use art and culture to engage audiences with science and the questions it raises for society. The social issues addressed in my work are of relevance to policy makers and I have given evidence to UK, German and Austrian Government bodies. I am an Honorary University Fellow at the Peninsula School For Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) and a member of a number of boards advising research projects and grant awarding bodies (European Research Council, BBSRC, ESRC). I was awarded the Young Scholar Award of the Interdisciplinary Program 'Ethics & Public Life' at Cornell University (NY) in 2006 for my contributions to debates on stem cell research and the implications of genomic knowledge.

Research Interests

My research investigates the social and epistemic functioning of the life sciences, in particular genomics, stem cell research and artificial life creation. The motivation for the empirically informed research projects I lead arises principally from the idea that biology and medicine are deeply socially embedded humanities, not natural sciences. The reason is that humans can neither think nor engineer the human mind or body without operating in a circle of self-reference. I am very interested in contributing to a critical theory of the biosciences that is philosophically and politically relevant and empirically informed.

These ongoing interests are broadly defined within two project areas, and .

Research Students

I currently supervise (ESRC studentship 2010-2013). David’s research explores the role of the perceptions, the training and the practices of crime scene investigators in their use of DNA and forensic science in day-to-day police work.

Former PhD students

(2012). ‘[K]information. Gamete Donation and the Constitution of Kinship through Knowledge Management in Britain and Germany’. Currently Maren is a Research Fellow at Humboldt University Berlin.

Dr Ayesha Ahmad (2012). ‘Metaphysics in Scientific Medicine. The Making of the Human Embryo’.

(2011). ‘European Biofutures. The Politics and Practice of Science Cooperation in the European Union’. Currently Marco is Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

(2011). ‘Translational Space. An Ethnographic Study of Stem Cell Research’. Jean is currently a Research Assistant at King's College London.

(2009.) ‘How Gene Tests Travel: Bi-national Comparison of the Institutional Pathways Taken by the Diagnostic Genetic Test for Maturity onset Diabetes of the Young Through the British and the German Health Care System’. Hristina is currently a Research Fellow in Public Health at King’s College London.


Books and Journal Issues

Hauskeller, C., Sturdy, S., Tutton, R., and Haddow, G. (eds.), Genetics: The Sociology of Identity. Special issue of Sociology, BSA, October 2013.

Grießler, E., Hauskeller, C. Lehner, D., Et Al, (eds), Stem Cells and The Status of the Human Embryo (Stammzellen un Embryonenschutz, Status quo, Rechtsvergleich und öffentliche Debatte am Beispiel ausgewählter europäischer Staaten). Online: Austrian Bundeskanzleramt, 2008.

Bender, W., Hauskeller, C. and Manzei, A., (eds.), Crossing Borders. Grenzüberschreitungen. Cultural, Religious and Political Differences Concerning Stem Cell Research. A Global Perspective. Münster: Agenda Verlag, 2005.

Hauskeller, C., and Calvert, J., (eds), The Meanings of Genomics, A Special Issue of New Genetics and Society: Vol 23, 3, 2004.

Hauskeller, C., ed., Humane Stammzellen - therapeutische Optionen, ökonomische Perspektiven, mediale Vermittlung, Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers, 2002.

Hauskeller, C., Liebert, W. and Ludwig, H., (eds.) Wissenschaft verantworten. Soziale und ethische Orientierung in der technischen Zivilisation, Münster: Agenda Verlag, 2001.

Hauskeller, C., Das paradoxe Subjekt. Unterwerfung und Widerstand bei Judith Butler und Michel Foucault, Tübingen: edition diskord, 2000.

Hauskeller, C., and Hauskeller, M., (eds.), Was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhült.“ 34 Wege zur Philosophie, Hamburg: Junius, 1996.

Book Chapters

Hauskelller, C. ‘Bringing Scientific Data to the Senses. Transpositions between Human and Model Organism’. In PENART 2012 Art Exhibition Catalogue. Plymouth: Plymouth University Press, ISBN 9781841023144, pp. 6-14.

Weber, S., Wilson-Kovacs, D. and Hauskeller, C. ‘The Regulation of Autologous Stem Cell Therapies: Comparing the UK and Germany’. In Lenk, C. Hoppe, N., Beier, K. and Wiesemann, C. (eds.), Human Tissue Research - A Discussion of the Ethical and Legal Challenges from a European Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 159-167

Hauskeller, C. ‘Regulierung der Stammzellforschung – Wie Großbritannien in Verfahren zur Ethischen Urteilsfindung investiert’. In Joerden J. C. (Ed), ‘Stammzellforschung in Europa’ in der Reihe ‘Studien zu Ostmitteleuropa’ Peter Lang Publishers, 2009, pp. 115-141.

Hauskeller, C., 'Toward a critical evaluation of protocell research', in Bedau, M. and Parke, E. (eds), The Ethics of Protocells: Moral and social implications of creating life in the laboratory, Boston, Mass.: MIT Press, 2009, pp. 307-332.

Hauskeller, C., 'The genetic re-making of human identity and why it should not be trusted', in Photo-ID: Photographers and Scientists explore identity, Norwich: Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, 2009, pp. 37-49.

Hauskeller C., 'Menschenwürde, Freiheit der Forschung und Missbrauchsgefahr', in Berlin-Brandenburgische Academie of the Sciences (eds), Stem Cell Supplement to the Gentechnology Report, 2006, pp.141-164.

Hauskeller, C., 'Verteidigung des abhängigen Subjekts oder Warum es gewaltlose Ethik nicht gibt', in Haker, H. and Konnertz, U. (eds), Ethik, Geschlecht, Wissenschaft, Paderborn: mentis Verlag, 2005, pp. 43-61.

Hauskeller, C., 'Introduction', in Bender/Hauskeller/Manzei (eds.), Crossing Borders. Grenzüberschreitungen, Münster: Agenda Verlag, 2005, pp. 9-24.

Hauskeller, C., 'The language of stem cell science', in Bender/Hauskeller/Manzei (eds.), Crossing Borders. Grenzüberschreitungen, Münster: Agenda Verlag, 2005, pp. 39-60.

Hauskeller, C., 'Stammzellforschung und Menschenwürde', in Kettner, M. (ed), Politik und Menschenwürde, Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 2004, pp. 145-171

Hauskeller, C., 'Das Forschungsfeld Humane Stammzellen', in Bender, W. and Schmidt, J. (eds), Zukunftsorientierte Wissenschaft. Prospektive Wissenschafts- und Technikbewertung, Münster: Agenda Verlag, 2004, pp. 173-184.

Hauskeller, C., 'Natur als Grenzbegriff kultureller Machbarkeit', in Höll, O. and Maurer, M. (eds), Natur als Politikum, Wien: RLI-Verlag, 2003, pp.175-194.

Hauskeller, C., with Bender, W., 'Der Stammzelldiskurs - Kriterien der Technikbewertung', in Mensch, K. and Schmidt, J. (eds), Elfenbeinturm oder Stimmzettel. Zur Demokratiefähigkeit von Zukunftstechnologien, Opladen: Leske und Budrich, 2003, pp. 179-196.

Hauskeller, C., 'Bedeutung erzeugen und neutralisieren. Die Macht der Sprache', in Hauskeller, C. (ed), Humane Stammzellen. Therapeutische Optionen. ökonomische Perspektiven, mediale Vermittlung, Lengerich: Pabst Sience Publishers, 2002, pp. 230-238.

Hauskeller, C., 'Wissenschaftliche Konstruktionen, ärztliches Selbstverständnis und ethische Bewertung', in Nacke, B. and Ernst, S. (eds), Das Ungeteiltsein des Menschen, Mainz: Grünewald, 2002, pp. 55-70.

Hauskeller, C., 'Subjekt, BioMacht und Widerstand - Butler und Foucault. Eine Skizze', in Kollek, R. and Kuhlmann, E. (eds), Konfigurationen des Menschen. Biowissenschaften als Arena der Geschlechterpolitik, Opladen: Leske + Budrich, 2002, pp. 155-168.

Hauskeller, C., 'Sprache und Diskursstruktur. Ethische Implikationen und gesellschaftliche Kontexte der Stammzellforschung', in Oduncu, F., Schroth, U. and Vossenkuhl, W. (eds.), Stammzellenforschung und therapeutisches Klonen, Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Rupprecht, 2002, pp. 103-118.


Hauskeller, C. and Weber, S., 'Framing pluripotency: iPS cells and the shaping of stem cell science', New Genetics and Society, 30 (4), December 2011, pp 415-432.

Hauskeller, C. and Janssens, C.,'Genetic tests for the public: are they worthwhile?', People and Science, September 2011, pp 10-11.

Hauskeller, C., 'Direct to consumer genetic testing', BMJ 2011; 342:d2317.

Wilson-Kovacs, D. and Hauskeller, C. 'The clinician-scientist: professional dynamics in clinical stem cell research'a>, Sociology of Health and Illness, 34(4) (online and in press).

Hauskeller, C. and Wilson-Kovacs, D., 'Travelling across borders: The pitfalls of clinical trial regulation and stem cell exceptionalism'. Open peer commentary on 'Stem cell tourism and the power of hope', American Journal of Bioethics 10, 2010, pp 38-40.

Wilson-Kovacs, D., Weber, S., Hauskeller, C. 'Stem Cells Clinical Trials for Caridac Repair: Regulation as Practical Accomplishment’, Sociology of Health and Illness, 32(1), 2010, pp. 89-105

Samusch, T., Budiner, I., Weber, S., Busch, A., Knappertsbusch, F., Schlüter, E., Hauskeller, C. and Krones T., ‘Ansichten von in Deutschland arbeitenden Wissenschaftlern in der Stammzellforschung zur Lage der Stammzellforschung in Deutschland’, Jahrbuch für Wissenschaft und Ethik, 13, 2009, pp 237-262.

Krones, T., Samusch, T., Weber, S., Budiner, I., Busch, A., Knappertsbusch, F., Schlüter, E. and Hauskeller, C. 'Brain Drain in der Stammzellforschung? Erste Ergebnisse einer Befragung von Wissenschaftlern zur Lage der Stammzellforschung in Deutschland', Invited expert paper for Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Special Issue on Stem Cell Research, 51, 2008, pp. 1039-1049.

Hauskeller, C. and Harrington, J. ‘The death of the Frankenbunny?’ Reply to the Response of the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics. The Newsletter of the ESRC Genomics Network, Issue 8, 2008, pp: 28 – 30.

Harrington, J. and Hauskeller, C., ‘The death of the Frankenbunny?’ The Newsletter of the ESRC Genomics Network, Issue 7, 2008, pp: 15-17.

Hescheler, J. and Hauskeller C. 'Von der Grundlagenforschung in die Klinik: Probleme und Möglichkeiten der Stammzelltherapie', Invited expert paper for Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Special Issue on Stem Cell Research, Summer 2008, pp. 1014-1021.

Hauskeller, C., Human Genomics as Identity Politics , Young Scholar Award Paper, Cornell University Center for Ethics & Public life, 2006, peer reviewed online publication

Hauskeller, C., 'Science in Touch. Functions of biomedical terminology', Biology and Philosophy, 20(4), 2005, pp. 815-835.

Hauskeller, C., 'Überlegungen zur Institutionalisierung moralischer Entscheidungsprozesse in der Klinik', Erwägen Wissen Ethik, 16(1), 2005, pp. 33-35.

Hauskeller, C., 'Genes, Genomes and Identity. Projections on Matter', New Genetics and Society, 23(3), 2004, pp. 285-299.

Hauskeller, C., 'How traditions of ethical reasoning and institutional processes shape stem cell research in the UK', Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, 29(5), 2004, pp. 509-532.

Hauskeller, C., 'Subjekt und Folter', Scheidewege. Jahresschrift für skeptisches Denken, 31, 2002, pp. 212-231.

Hauskeller, C., 'Menschenwürde und Biotechnologie', Jahrbuch für Arbeit und Menschenwürde. Bis hierher und noch weiter?, 3, 2002, pp. 89-102.

Hauskeller, C., 'Die Stammzellforschung. Sachstand und ethische Problemstellungen', Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, B 27, 29(6), 2001, pp. 7-16.

Hauskeller, C., 'Die Stammzellforschung und das ärztliche Selbstverständnis', ETHICA. Wissenschaft und Verantwortung, 8(4), 2000, pp. 367-384.


Hauskeller, C., 'Performativer Widerstand oder mehr?', review of Isabell Lorey, Theoretische und politische Konsequenzen eines juridischen Machtmodells. Judith Butler, edition diskord, in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophy, 45(6) 1997, pp. 994-997.

Hauskeller, C., Review of Sybille Tönnies, Der Westliche Universalismus. Eine Verteidigung klassischer Positionen, Westdeutscher Verlag, in Rechtstheorie, 27(2) 1996, pp. 264-270.

Hauskeller, C., 'Hedonistischer Feminismus', review of Karin Ludewig, Die Wiederkehr der Lust. Körperpolitik nach Foucault und Butler, Campus Verlag, in GESNERUS Swiss Journal of the History of Medicine and Science, pp. 126-127.

Conference Papers

Hauskeller, C., 'The effects of differences in national regulation on life science innovation', Towards a Sustainable Bio-Based Society, ESF Research Conference, Amsterdam, 6-7 December, 2012.

Hauskeller, C., ‘The past 12 years. Plasticity and the nature of the stem cell’, Workshop Toward a History of Stem Cell Research and its Discourses, Centre for Medical History, University of Durham, 11 February 2011.

Wilson-Kovacs, D. and Hauskeller, C.,'The use of forensic DNA technologies in police practice', ADAPT All Suppliers Workshop, National Policing Improvement Agency, Coventry, 11 November 2010.

Hauskeller, C. and Purday J. ‘Podcasts to teach philosophy and sociology to medical students', Association for Medical Education Conference, Glasgow, 7 September 2010.

Hauskeller, C. and Weber, S., 'Framing Pluripotency: The construction of hESC and iPS cells', European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, Trento, Italy, 3 September 2010.

Hauskeller, C., ‘Induced Pluripotency and the Making of Stem Cell Research, UK National Stem Cell Network Conference, Nottingham, 14 July 2010.

Hauskeller, C., 'Scientific Progress and the Limits of Regulation', Euroscience Forum, Turin, Italy, 6 July 2010.

Wilson-Kovacs, D. and Hauskeller, C. , ‘Understanding the clinician-scientist: a case study from stem cell research’, Humanities at the Cutting Edge: Medical Humanities Conference, Truro, 5 July 2010.

Wilson-Kovacs, D. and Hauskeller, C. ' The (re)production of regulation: The clinical implementation of adult stem cell treatments in the UK and Germany, EGN conference, Cardiff 7-9 October 2009.

Wilson Kovacs, D, and Hauskeller, C., ‘Stem Cell Clinical Trials for Cardiac Repair: social science findings and further research imperatives’, UK Collaborative on Stem Cells and the Heart, London, 24 September 2009

Wilson-Kovacs, D. and Hauskeller, C. ' Professional roles and self understanding in stem cell research for heart repair: The challenges of collaborative enterprise', BSA Medical conference, University of Manchester, 4 September 2009Hauskeller, C. ‘Regulating populations: access to ART?’ Negotiating Identity: Objects and Methods of Reproduction in 20th Century Life Sciences Workshop, Egenis/Max Plank Institute, Exeter, 3 April 2009.

Weber, S., Wilson-Kovacs, D, and Hauskeller, C. ‘Regulatory Landscapes: Comparing the Regulation of Novel Cell Therapies in Germany and the UK’, Invited talk at the Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham, 27 November 2008.

Hauskeller, C. ‘Genome knowledge and species identity’, EGN Conference London, 27 October 2008.

Hauskeller, C. ‘Bioscience, Regulation, and the Borders of Humanity’, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie Congress, Düsseldorf, 18 September 2008.

Wilson-Kovacs, D., Harrington, J., Weber, S., and Hauskeller, C. ‘Making Sense of Clinical Trials Using Autologous Stem Cells for Heart Repair’, BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference, Sussex, 5 September 2008.

Wilson-Kovacs, D., Weber, S., and Hauskeller, C. ‘Recycling Cells and Making Cakes in Britain and Germany: The Regulatory Shaping of Stem Cell Applications in Cardiac Repair’ Acting with Science, Technology and Medicine, 4S/EASST Annual Meeting, Rotterdam, 23 August 2008.

Weber, S., Wilson-Kovacs, D., and Hauskeller, C. ‘The Regulation of Autologous Stem Cell Therapies: Comparing the UK and Germany’, First International Conference of the Tiss.EU Project, Goettingen, 27 July 2008.

Hauskeller, C. ‘Molecular ultimacy? Changing understandings of pluripotency’ Cellular Spaces: A CBAR Workshop on Cells, Egenis, Exeter, 1 July 2008.

Hauskeller, C., 'The inherent normativity of Biosciences, Commentary on Adam Bostanci', Egenis Human Nature and Variation Workshop, 22 April 2008.

Wilson-Kovacs, D., Weber S., and Hauskeller, C. ‘Stem Cell Research Agendas: Regulation as Culture in Practice’, Genomics and Society: Setting the Agenda International Conference, Centre for Society and Genomics and EGN-Network, Amsterdam, 18 April 2008.

Hauskeller, C., 'Science policy effects on scientific creativity: German and Japanese innovations in pluripotency', Genomics and Society: Setting the Agenda, Centre for Society and Genomics and EGN-Network, Amsterdam, 17-18 April 2008.

Hauskeller, C., 'Knowledge Criteria in Stem Cell Science', Plenary Speech at Launch Conference UK Stem Cell Network, Edinburgh, 10 April 2008.Hauskeller, C., 'Identity depends on recognition. Judith Butler’s theory of the subject', Commentary on Jenny Reardon at Policing Genes Workshop, 14 March 2008.

Hauskeller, C. ‘The Battle over Ethics and Regulation’, Battle of Ideas, Podium Discussion, London, 26 October 2007.

Wilson-Kovacs, D., Weber, S. and Hauskeller, C. (2007) ‘In and beyond the Laboratory: A Comparative Perspective on the Regulation of Stem Cell Research Practices in a Trans-National Context’ Genomics and Society: Today's Answers, Tomorrow's Questions, EGN Conference, 25 October 2007.

Hauskeller, C., 'Genomforschung und die Formierung von Identitäten', University Talk Series: Current Problems of Medical Ethics, University of Münster, 17 April 2007.

Hauskeller, C., 'Ethics on the Lab Floor', Stem Cell Festival, University of Cardiff, 22 March 2007.

Hauskeller, C., 'Ethical Foundations, Plenary Comment', Conference 'Governing Genomics', University of Exeter, Egenis, 27 January 2007.

Hauskeller, C., 'Umbilical Cord Blood and Fetal Stem Cells - Politics', ESRC CBAR Workshop: The Regulation of SC Research, University of Exeter, Egenis, 24 January 2007.

Hauskeller, C., 'The Special Status of the Human Embryo', ESRC CBAR Workshop: The Regulation of SC Research, University of Exeter, Egenis, 23 January 2007.

Hauskeller, C., 'Values and Social Change: Evaluation of SC Science. Germany and the UK', ELSA Conference European Cultural Perspectives, University of Basel, 19-21 November 2006.

Hauskeller, C., 'Moral Imperialism - the policing of gobal stem cell science', PROPEUR Final Conference, Centre for Global Ethics, University of Birmingham, 22 September 2006.

Hauskeller, C., 'Genomics as a border construction tool', Vital Politics II, London School of Economics, BIOS, 9 September 2006.

Hauskeller, C., 'Moral Imperialism - scientific and ethical norms in global stem cell science', Stem Cells on the Global Assembly Line, Wellcome Trust Centre, London, 18 May 2006.

Hauskeller, C., 'The Language of Stem Cell Science and genomics and the politics of human identity', Award Conference of the Programme for Ethics & Public Life, Cornell University, Ithaca, 21 April 2006.

Hauskeller, C., 'Human genomics as identity politics', British Academy Brighton, Institute for the History of Science, 11 April 2006.

Hauskeller, C., 'Genomics and identity politics', PEALS Seminar, Newcastle Centre for Life, 8 March 2006.

Hauskeller, C., 'The meaning of cloning or negotiating biomedical terminology', BA Network on Cross-Cultural Metaphor Research, Nottingham, IGBIS, 9 December 2005.

Hauskeller, C., 'International Structures of Stem Cell Science and Politics', Genomics in Context, University of Exeter, Egenis, 28-30 October 2005.

Hauskeller, C., 'Benefits from and Problems with Interdisciplinarity', Wie funktioniert Bioethik?, Interdepartmental Centre for Ethics in the Sciences, Tübingen, 6-8 October 2005.

Hauskeller, C., 'Genosemantics Research in Egenis', Interdisciplinary Working Group on Science, Technology and Security, Darmstadt, 5 October 2005.

Hauskeller, C., 'Critical Reflections on the Biomedical Creation of Life', Social and Ethical Issues in Protocell Research, European Centre for Living Technology Workshop, Venice, 2 October 2005.

Hauskeller, C., 'Genomic Technologies and Identity Politics', ISHPSSB Biennial Conference, Guelph, Canada, 14 July 2005.

Hauskeller, C., 'On International Stem Cell Politics', Global Ecological Integrity Network Annual Meeting, Venice, 30 June 2005.

Hauskeller, C., 'Stem Cell Science and Policies Globally', IGBIS Seminar, Nottingham, 2 June 2005.

Hauskeller, C., 'The scientific and public debate on stem cell medicine in Germany and the', History & Ethics of Human Reproduction & Embryo Research, Durham Centre for Medical History, 10 December 2004.

Hauskeller, C., 'Stem Cell Science and its Regulation Internationally', New York Consortium on Science and Society, New York University, 26 October 2004.

Hauskeller, C., 'Can genomics reassure human identity?', Ethics in the Life Sciences, APA, University of Delaware, Newark, 22-24 October 2004.

'Human self-understanding and ethics: obstacles for progress in medical technology?', Eucomed General Assembly, Workshop: Medical Technology, Radisson Hotel, Prague, 7-8 October 2004.

Hauskeller, C., 'Language of biomedicine and the social meaning of the science', Language, Culture, and Mind. Metaphors Workshop, University of Portsmouth, 21 July 2004.

Hauskeller, C., 'The influence of different traditions of ethical reasoning on policy making', Human Good: Dignity, Equality and Diversity, 11th Symposium of the IAPh, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 16-19 June 2004.

Hauskeller, C., 'Everything you always wanted to know about stem cells', Egenis Seminar, University of Exeter, 16 March 2004.

Hauskeller, C., 'Projections on Matter and Genetic Exceptionalism. 2 Egenis Projects', Representing Genes Workshop II, Pittsburgh, 20-22 February 2004.

Hauskeller, C., 'Stem cell research in Germany. The umbilical cord blood case', Genetics and Society Day, Cardiff, 11 February 2004.

Hauskeller, C., 'Genes, Genomes and Identity. Experiences and the Meaning of Matter', Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, Berlin, 21 January 2004.

Hauskeller, C., 'Regulatory policies and ethical cultures. Stem cell research and medicine', Lectures on Stem Cell Medicine, International University Bremen, 4 December 2003.

Hauskeller, C., 'Genes and personal identity. Projections on matter', Conference “The Meanings of Genomics”, Egenis, Exeter, 20 November 2003.

Hauskeller, C., 'Konzeptionen von Subjekt. Die Frage nach dem Körper in der Ethik', Conference “Gender, Science, and Ethics”, Centre for Science and Ethics, Tübingen, 2-4 October 2003.

Hauskeller, C., 'A Pool of Humanoid Materials. Stem Cell Research and Therapy Re-Considered', SLSA Conference “All about Eve”, Nottingham, 2 September 2003.

Hauskeller, C., 'Facts and values. Biological language moving the boundaries', International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology, Vienna, 17-20 August 2003.

Hauskeller, C., 'Ethische Probleme einer Stammzellmedizin', Deine Zellen für Dich, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Munich, 28 March 2003.


  • Hauskeller, C. The politics around direct-to-consumer genetic testing: Is regulation desirable? Lecture at Centre for Society & Genomics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 17th October 2011
  • Hauskeller, C. Stammzellforschung und Gesellschaft - ein Vergleich der Beziehung beider in Deutschland und England’ Presentation for the Zentralen Ethik-Kommission fuer Stammzellenforschung (ZES), Berlin, 21st January 2009.
  • Hauskeller, C. Discussion on the UK tissue regulation and its effects on science and translation EGN Conference Policy Debate with Shirley Harrison (Head, Human Tissue Authority), 28th October 2008.
  • Hauskeller, C. Embryos and Stem Cell Research, Exeter Guildhall, Panel with Ben Bradshaw (Health Minister), Dr Liz Toy (PMS), Prof. John Dupré (Egenis) and Dame Suzie Leather (Chair), 18th June 2008.
  • Hauskeller, C. BBSRC/MRC Stem Cell Dialogue Bristol – Expert talk and discussion with publics, 3rd May 2008.
  • Hauskeller, C. and Weber, S. Egenis contribution on Stem Cell Research to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee call for evidence on Genomic Medicine, 23rd April 2008.
  • Hauskeller, C. Knowledge Criteria in Stem Cell Science, Plenary Speech at Launch Conference UK Stem Cell Network, Edinburgh, 10th April 2008.
  • Hauskeller, C. Die Stammzelldebatte in Grossbritannien’, Presentation at the Public Conference ‘Das Kreuz mit den Stammzellen’, Evangelische Akademie Wittenberg Lutherstadt, 3rd November 2007.
  • Hauskeller, C. Radio interview: News Hour on the BBC World Service, on the Regulation of ESC Research and Hybrids, 4th September 2007.
  • Hauskeller, C. The Hard Cell Cheltenham Science Festival, Panel with Prof. Colin Blakemore Dr Chris Mason and Lord Robert Winston, 16th July 2007.Hauskeller, C. The Stem Cell Debate, Cardiff Techniquest, Panel with Sir Martin Evans and Dr Nick Allen, 18th October 2006.

Policy reports and proceedings

Grießler E., Hauskeller C., Lehner D., Metzler I., Pichelstorfer A. and Szyma A., Stammzellen und Embryonenschutz: Status quo, Rechtsvergleich und öffentliche Debatte am Beispiel ausgewählter europäischer Staaten, for Austrian Bioethics Commission, Vienna: Institute for Advanced Studies, September 2008.

Hauskeller, C., Stem cell and embryo research in the United Kingdom: Scientific, legal and public policy developments, for Austrian Bioethics Commission, Bundesregierung, June 2008.

Educational Activities

‘Human Embryos or Hybrids?’ Christine Hauskeller and Jean Harrington have developed an educational role-play, used for teaching ethics in the Peninsula Medical School. The involves students in ethical decision-making processes and provides a practical introduction to the ethical implications of current stem cell science.