I defended my thesis on needs in health care priority setting in January 2018. The notion of needs has a strong standing in health care policy; however, how the idea should be understood more specifically and how it should guide decisions about priority setting remain contentious issues. The aim of this thesis was to explore how needs should be characterised in health care priority setting.
I am currently employed as reserach assistant with a special focus on medical ethics. This position consists of two projects where the first is concerned with ethcial aspects of genetic testing and the other focuses on ethical aspects of QALY as an outcome measure of health care interventions.