Michaela Egli

PhD Candidate of Marcel Weber

I am a PhD candidate in the philosophy of science. I received my MA and BA in philosophy from the University of Zurich and I have visited other Universities in Switzerland and abroad, namely the University of Neuchâtel, the University of Basel and Southampton University.  Currently I am a Visiting Student at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge.

My PhD thesis is in the field of the philosophy of medicine and investigates new methods in clinical research that make use of repurposed electronic health data. I am particularly interested in finding out how much confidence we should have in this kind of research and how relevant risks could be averted. The project is funded as a 4 year Doc.CH grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation and supervised by Prof. Marcel Weber and Prof. Jacob Stegenga.

I am also involved in the Swiss Clinical Trial Organisation (SCTO), a national research infrastructure dedicated to fostering quality and relevance of academic clinical research in Switzerland. In my roles as Vice-President of Reatch! Research. Think. Change. and member of the Steering Committee of the Participatory Science Academy at UZH/ETH, I contribute to the future of science communication, citizen science and scientific policy advice in Switzerland.

In my off time, I am a passionate Parkour traceur.