Kathinka Evers

Kathinka Evers

Kathinka Evers

Professor of Philosophy
Senior Researcher

Kathinka Evers, Professor of Philosophy is senior researcher in philosophy at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) at Uppsala University and Professor ad honoram at the Universidad Central de Chile. She conducted her doctoral studies in philosophy at Balliol College, University of Oxford, at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, and at Lund University, Sweden, where she received her doctoral degree in 1991. She has been a research fellow at Balliol College, University of Oxford (1994); and at the Department of Philosophy and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, Colchester (1996-97). She was invited professor at the University of Tasmania, Hobart (1999), at École Normale Supérieure on the Chair Condorcet, Paris (2002), and at Collège de France, Paris (2006-7).

Her research focuses on philosophy of mind, neurophilosophy, bioethics and neuroethics. She directs the teaching and research on neuroethics at Uppsala University, where she started the first courses in the subject. Since 2013, she leads the neuroethics and philosophy work in the Human Brain Project. 

She is also interested in the social responsibility of science, and was for six years (1997-2002) the Executive Director for the Standing Committee on Responsibility and Ethics in Science (SCRES) of the International Council for Science (ICSU). 2008-2014, she acted as Expert in Scientific Review Panels for the ERC on ‘The Human Mind and Its Complexity’. Since her first public lectures at the University of Oxford in 1990, she has lectured extensively at universities and research centres in Europe, the U.S., South America, Asia, and Australia.

E-mail: Kathinka.Evers@crb.uu.se
Phone: +46 18 471 62 43



  • Neuroethics (7,5 credits, advanced level)
  • Research Ethics and the Philosophy of Science (1,5 credit, postgraduate course for medicine and pharmacy)
  • Introduction to Scientific Research (7,5 credits, postgraduate course for medicine and pharmacy)

PhD supervision

  • Michele Farisco: The neuroscience of disorders of consciousness: from laboratory to clinics
  • Karl Sallin:What is it like to be unconscious? Perspectives from Philosophy and Neuroscience with special regards to Resignation Syndrome
  • Frida Kuhlau: Dual use and responsible life science research – A bioethical approach (PhD 2013)

in the media


Neuroethicxs & philosophy of the brain cover

Neuroéthique. Quand la matière s'éveille

Evers K, Neuroéthique. Quand la matière s'éveille, Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) 2014, originally published by Éditions Odile Jacob, Paris, 2009.

The book has sold out and we offer an author version for download. The book has also been published in Spanish (Evers K, Neuroética. Cuando la materia se despierta, Katz editores, 2010).

Download Neuroéthique

Neuroéthique. Quand la matière s'éveille cover
Last modified: 2023-04-14