Research Associate



minou.friele [at]

+49 (0)221 - 470 89137

+49 (0)221 - 470 89101

Dr. Minou Friele studied philosophy, history, and communication sciences in Düsseldorf, where she received her doctor’s degree in 2007. From 1999 to 2003, she worked as a research associate for the European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment in Germany. During this time, she also spent research periods abroad in Melbourne and Oxford. From 2004 to 2005, Dr. Friele was a guest lecturer at the University of Jena and an external expert for the Swiss National Ethics Council. She then worked as research associate and associate lecturer at the University of Düsseldorf’s chair for practical philosophy until 2010. From 2008 to 2017, she was an associate lecturer at the university’s chair for medical sociology in a graduate program for further education in public health. In 2009, Dr. Friele was a visiting researcher at the Harvard School of Public Health. From 2010 to 2013, she worked at the University of Bonn, first at the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences and then at the Institute for Science and Ethics, amongst others as head of a young researcher’s group on medical ethics and as a lecturer for philosophy. She then acted as academic consultant for international relations at the Federal Center for Health Education in Cologne. Since 2016, Dr. Friele is a research associate at the Ethics Research Center of the University of Cologne.