Affiliation: Radboud University, NL
Keywords: philosophy of technology, digital ethics, digital health, self-tracking, AI, political economy of data use
Profile: Tamar Sharon is Associate Professor in philosophy of technology and scientific director of the Interdisciplinary Hub for Security, Privacy and Data Governance (iHub) at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Tamar received her PhD from Bar Ilan University in Israel in 2011 (cum laude). Between 2011-2018 she was a postdoc and assistant professor in the Science and Technology Studies group at Maastricht University and a visiting researcher at King’s College in 2014. Her research explores the impacts of new and emerging technologies on society from an empirical-philosophical perspective, and seeks to develop normative responses to the challenges posed by digitalization to public values and the common good. Her current project examines the “Goolgization of health”, or the increasing role played by large tech companies like Google and Apple in medical research and health provision. Tamar’s research has been funded by personal grants from the Dutch Research Council (Rubicon, VENI, VIDI) and the European Research Council (Starting Grant awarded in 2018). In 2015, she received the Edmond Hustinx Prize for Science. Tamar is a member of the WHO European Advisory Committee on Health Research.