I studied continental philosophy at the University of Debrecen, Hungary, received an MA in Health Care Ethics and Law from the University of Manchester, UK. Conducted doctoral studies at the Department of Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Public Health. With a Ph.D. in Health Sciences with a focus on bioethics I was engaged in Ethics, Research ethics and Bioethics education. As a university lecturer, I received my habilitation diploma on Research Ethics and Integrity in the Medical and Health Sciences. I participated in two EU funded RRI actions. I was a member of the Scientific and Research Ethics Committee of the Hungarian Medical Research Council.
WHY AM I INTERESTED IN RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION:
I‘m interested in biopolitics, bioethics, behavioral ethics and moral decision-making. I have an intellectual curiosity towards contemporary initiatives with a broad aim of re-humanizing modernity. Responsible research and innovation could be seen as one among these approaches that attempt to (re)establish the human perspective into scientific discourse. I’m especially interested in those advantageous transformations in research and innovation practices that were influenced by RRI. How far those RRI success stories could be developed in other “locations”, are they universal or whether we should think about RRI practices more locally. I’m also interested how RRI is related to those other “ethics initiatives”, like bioethics, the scientific integrity reform movement, policy initiatives, and ethics institutions, like RECs and RIOs.
WHAT DO I HOPE TO LEARN / CONTRIBUTE AS COUNTRY CORRESPONDENT:
I hope to learn from the diversity of participants’ views, form their countries’ practices, new insights on RRI ideas and tools. My knowledge regarding the embeddedness of RRI into various institutional and politico-legal contexts will certainly develop. I support the Super Morri project with my knowledge and experience regarding the Hungarian and European science policy contexts, networks and institutions of research and innovation.