Joona Räsänen

Doctoral Research Fellow
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Academic interests

I am a Finnish bioethicist and moral philosopher working at the University of Oslo in a project on epigenetics and bioethics of human embryonic development. My research interests are in applied philosophy and bioethics. My work has appeared in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Theoria, Bioethics, Ratio, American Journal of Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics and Medicine, Health Care & Philosophy as well as popular venues such as online magazine Aeon.

I have served as a co-guest editor for the special issue at Bioethics on the topic of ethics of ectogenesis (artificial wombs). Currently, I am editing a special issue for the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics on the topic of discrimination and prioritization in healthcare. Please contact, if you would like to contribute.

During the winter of 2018-2019, I was a visiting researcher at the Department of Management Studies at Aalto University, Helsinki. In the fall of 2020, I was a visiting researcher at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tampere University, Finland.

I regularly review papers for philosophy and bioethics journals. If you are a journal editor and need a referee for manuscripts please feel free to contact me.


I hold a Master’s degree in Social and Moral Philosophy from the University of Helsinki and a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of Oulu.


Tags: Philosophy, Ethics, Bioethics
Published Mar. 19, 2018 1:43 PM - Last modified July 28, 2021 2:11 PM