Research programme for health technology, methodology development and ethics

The programme for health technology, methodology development and ethics examines the interplay between health and welfare technology and practice.

The aim of the research

Our researchers analyse, for instance, ethical and societal implications of developments within existing and new health and welfare technologies. The research takes place in collaboration with vocational education programmes, national and international knowledge institutions as well as practice.

The programme collaborates with municipal and regional actors as well as businesses and citizens, users and patients on the quality assurance of future education programmes.

The programme’s researchers also focus on quality assurance and the evaluation of research designs and methods within the field of health and welfare technology.

Research areas

The programme’s research areas include:

  • Ethics, Genetics and bioanalysis
  • Social robots, Artificial Intelligence and ethics
  • Simulation in the interprofessional learning space

You can find all our projects here.

Head of Programme Karin Christiansen

Karin Christiansen is a philosopher with particular interest in the ethical and social implications of technologies of biomedicine such as genetic prediction and genetic improvement. She is currently involved in national and international research projects about digitalization, ethics and personal medicine, genetics in the nursing profession and the use of social robotics in the care professions.


Portrait of Karin Christiansen.
  • Karin Christiansen

  • Head of Programme for health technology, methodology development and ethics
  • T: +45 87 55 13 18
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