Short bio

Annette Rid (s)Dr Annette Rid is a Senior Lecturer in Bioethics in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, King’s College London and an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich. She is also a member of the working group to revise the 2002 CIOMS / WHO International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects.

Annette studied medicine, philosophy, and history at the University of Freiburg i. Brsg. and at the University of Paris. She obtained her doctorate in medicine for a thesis in experimental electrophysiology (summa cum laude). Annette received her habilitation in biomedical ethics from the University of Zurich, after having trained in bioethics during a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Bioethics, U.S. National Institutes of Health. Annette has published widely in leading bioethics journals (e.g. Hastings Center Report, Journal of Medical Ethics) and medical journals (e.g. Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association). Her research has been funded, among others, by the European Commission, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

In the past, Annette worked as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich; as a Clinical Ethicist (part-time) at the University Hospital in Zurich; as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health; as a Senior Ethics Fellow at the World Health Organization’s Ethics Department; as a Scientific Coordinator for the Parliamentary Commission on “Ethics and Law in Medicine” in the German Parliament; and as a Pediatric Resident in neonatal intensive care at Charité University Medicine Berlin. She has also held visiting positions at the Fondation Brocher and the University of Konstanz.

Annette is originally from Schiffdorf, a beautiful small village in Northern Germany. Before 2008, she went by Annette Schulz-Baldes.

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