Dr Jenny Krutzinna

Jenny Krutzinna is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Ethics of Biomedical Big Data. She currently works on data donation. Her research addresses bioethical and legal issues of new technologies and medical Big Data.

Email: jenny.krutzinna@oii.ox.ac.uk

Dr Jenny Krutzinna is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Ethics of Biomedical Big Data. She is part of the Digital Ethics Lab at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her immediate research focuses on the possibility of a European Ethical Code for Data Donation, its advantages, and the possible difficulties that may be encountered in its formulation and adoption. Her research also addresses the question of a moral obligation to participate in medical research, the impact of cultural differences on the acceptability of biomedical Big Data usage and wider issues of the governance of health in the context of new technologies.

Jenny holds an MA in in Health Care Ethics and Law and a PhD in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence. In her thesis, she explored the ethics of cognitive enhancement of intellectual abilities in children, addressing issues of social stigma and discrimination based on cognitive ability levels, the concept of normalcy and the importance of adequate education for mental health. In the past, she has also worked as a senior consultant for a Big Data analytics company in the pharmaceutical sector.

Research Interests:

Information ethics; (Biomedical) Big Data; eHealth; bioethics; biobanking: genetics, genomics & epigenetics; research ethics in the context of new technologies; privacy; data protection; technology governance; neuroethics; IoT.

Position held at the OII:

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, April 2017 –

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