Wanda Spahl, Barbara Prainsack

Wanda Spahl is a university assistant at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. As a pre-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Solidarity she analyses policies and practices pertaining to health needs of refugees. She is also part of the comparative and longitudinal qualitative research project “Solidarity in times of a pandemic: What do people do, and why?”.|Barbara Prainsack is a Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna, where she directs the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Solidarity (CeSCoS), and the interdisciplinary Research Platform Governance of Digital Practices. Her work explores the social, regulatory and ethical dimensions of biomedicine and bioscience, with a focus on personalised and “precision” medicine, citizen participation, and the role of solidarity in medicine and healthcare (most recent book: Personalized Medicine: Empowered Patients in the 21st Century?, NYU Press, 2017). Barbara is a member of the Austrian National Bioethics Committee and of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies advising the European Commission.