Teodora Manea Hauskeller

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Date of Birth:

29th April 1973





University of Exeter

PhD in  Medical Sociology


University "Al.I.Cuza" Iasi, Romania

M.A. (1st class) Eastern Europe: Cultural Studies


University "Al.I.Cuza" Iasi, Romania

Ph.D.(magna cum laude) in Ontology, dissertation about the Theories of Categories

Supervisor Professor Stefan Afloroaei, co-supervised by Professor Jürgen Mittelstrass, University of Constance, Germany.


University "Al.I.Cuza" Iasi, Romania

B.A. (1st. class) in Philosophy


Professional/research experience

September 2010 - March 2013:

University of Medicine and Pharmacy

My interest in medical migration originated in 2003 when I started to work with medical schools, first in Romania, and from 2010 in the UK. Between 2010 and 2013 I received formal training in medical sociology during my EU grant project POSDRU/89/1.5/S/61879 about Ethics and Healthcare Policies. In this international project I collaborated with the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Gr. T. Popa” Iasi, Romania, and worked in an interdisciplinary team conducting interviews with Romanian doctors who work in the UK, analysing data and constructing hypotheses regarding socio-cultural aspects of medical migration from Romania to Western Europe. This project has opened for me new research perspectives on medical sociology, and I further trained and specialised in qualitative research methods. Part of this training was delivered by the US Professor Sana Loue, editor of the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. During that time I analysed the WHO Code of Recruitment of medical personnel (2010). In May 2013 we prepared and delivered a report on medical migration for the European Parliament.

June 2006 - December 2006:

“Eberhard Karls” University Tubingen, Germany

Senior Research Fellowship from DFG (German Research Community)/ Post-doctoral project: “Bioethics and Ontology. New ontological categories for the present bioethical debate”, 10,000 EUR, (07/06-12/06).

Publication: Kategorien der Bioethik (Catogeries for Bioethics) in ForschungspraxisBioethik, Kovács, L. und Brand, C. (ed.), Freiburg/München: Alber, 2011, pp. 57-70, (in German).


March 2006 - March 2007:

Institute for Economic and Social Research, Iasi, Romania

Co-investigator, Grant project: Biopolitics: Directions, Principles, and Techniques in the Analysis of the Impact of Biotechnology on Human Life (with Dr Bogdan Olaru), AT Grant, Funded by: CNCSIS 193/2006-07,  (Romania) Amount: RON 50,000 (approx. € 12,500).​

September 2003 - July 2004:

Research Institute for Philosophy (FIPH) Hanover, Germany

Research Fellowship: "How gene technology has changed our image of the World. A comparative analysis of cultural and religious aspects between Eastern and Western Europe", 7 000 EUR, (10/03-7/04).



The Interpretation of theNatural“ as Ethical Norm in Society, in: "Hermeneia", No. 6/2006, pp.134 – 140. (in Romanian)

From Medical to Philosophical Bioethics, (editorial) in Romanian Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 3, Nr. 2, April-June 2005, http://www.bioetica.ro/bioetica/ie2/info.jsp?item=9823&node=1475 (in Romanian).

The Philosophy in Romania, in FIPH-Journal, Nr. 3, February, 2004, pp. 15-16, (German).

Romanian Public Discourse about the Ethics of Stem cell Research, in Crossing Borders. Cultural, religious and Political Differences Concerning Stem cell Research. Global Perspectives, Wolfgang Bender, Christine Hauskeller und Alexandra Manzei (ed.), Agenda Verlag, Münster 2005, pp. 504-518, (in German).

Commentary about Kant’s Philosophy of Morality (Kommentarzum Text von Volker Gerhardt: „Was sollenwirheute (nicht) tun.Moralphilosophienach Kant“ in: Nach Kant. Erbe und Kritik, Ian Kaplow (ed.), Lit Verlag, Münster 2005, pp.110-117, (in German).

The Tree of Pure Reason. A Comparative Analysis of Kantian and Aristotelian Theory of Category, (Der Stammbaum des reinenVerstandes. Einevergleichende Analyse des KategorienproblemsbeiAristoteles und Kant), Hans Werner Ingensiep, Heike Baranzke (ed.)  in Kant-Reader, Könighausen& Neumann, Würzburg, 2004, pp. 15-33, (in German).

The Mouth in Advertisement (with Michael Hauskeller), in „Bocca de la verita“, Hans-Werner Kalkmann et al. (ed.), Bodenburg, 2004, pp. 64-69, (in German).






CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Romanian Journal of Bioethics

Section Editor


Member of Association for Medical Humanities


Member of the International Health Humanities Network


Member of eSOCSCI

Care Ethics network: engaged SOCialSCIence)



Member of the International Association of Bioethics


Member of South-Eastern Bioethics Forum


Member of UNESCO, Romania


Member of Association des Sociétés de Philosophie de Langue Française