Dr. Matthé Scholten

Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine
Ruhr University Bochum
Malakowturm
Markstraße 258a
44799 Bochum
Germany

Tel | +49 (0)234 32-28628
Fax | +49 (0)234 32-14205

matthe.scholten@ruhr-uni-bochum.deImages

 

My main interests are in ethics in psychiatry, moral responsibility and Kantian ethics. Together with Jakov Gather, I coordinate the Bochum SALUS Project, a large and interdisciplinary research project on coercion in psychiatry. I'm also the principal investigator for the project EQUALISE. Previously, I worked on the project ENSURE and was the principal investigator for the project HumanMeD.

I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Amsterdam with a dissertation on moral responsibility and Kantian ethics. Alongside my B.A. and M.A. studies, I worked as an auxiliary nurse in a rehabilitation center.

Curriculum Vitae

Academic positions
2016 - Researcher, Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum
2016 Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Groningen
Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
2011 - 2015 Ph.D. candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
2010 - 2014 Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
2011 Lecturer, ArtEZ Art Academy, Zwolle
Education
2016 Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
2010 M.A. Philosophy (research master), University of Amsterdam
2007 B.A. Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
Visiting scholarships
2019 Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, visiting scholar, host: Scott Kim
2015 Department of Philosophy, University of Tokyo, visiting scholar, host: Masaki Ichinose
2013 - 2014 Department of Philosophy, UC Berkeley, visiting student researcher, host: Jay Wallace
2012 - 2013 Department of Philosophy, Goethe University Frankfurt, visiting scholar, host: Marcus Willaschek
2008 - 2009 Free University Berlin, visiting student
2004 - 2005 University of Alcalá de Henares, visiting student
Project funding
2021 - 2023 QualiEth - Research ethics in qualitative health research: An interdisciplinary and international spring school, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), co-applicant
2021 - 2022 EQUALISE - Improving the ethical review of qualitative health research, FoRUM Program of the Medical Faculty of the Ruhr University Bochum, principal investigator
2021 - 2022 Science Communication by Scientists, Royal Dutch Academy of the Sciences (KNAW), jointly with the other editors of the online philosophy platform Bij Nader Inzien
2018 - 2024 SALUS - The ethics of coercion: Striking a balance between autonomy, well-being and security in psychiatric practice, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), co-investigator
2018 - 2021 HumanMeD - Human rights and mental health: Implementing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the context of health care, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), principal investigator
Fellowships
2017 - 2019 Research fellowship, Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR)
2015 Research fellowship, Canon Foundation in Europe
2013 - 2014 Research fellowship, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and De Breed Kreiken Innovatiefonds
2012 - 2013 Research fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service
2011 - 2015 Ph.D. fellowship, University of Amsterdam
2011 - 2014 Ph.D. fellowship, German Academic Exchange Service (declined)
2008 - 2009 Study grant, Free University of Berlin
2004 - 2005 Study grant, Erasmus Program
Awards
2020 Award for Philosophy and Ethics in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy for the article "Equality in the informed consent process," German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN)
2019 Award for the best presentation, German Academy for Ethics in Medicine (AEM)
2017 Article Award for the article "Schizophrenia and Moral Responsibility: A Kantian Essay," Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
2013 De Breed Kreiken Innovation Award
Recognition
2020 - Member of the Alzheimer Europe ethics working group
2020 - Member of the Research Ethics Committee of the Medical Faculty of the Ruhr University Bochum
2017 - 2019 Member of the expert and author group on behalf of the German Academy for Ethics in Medicine for the AWMF S2 clinical guideline “Informed consent to medical treatment for persons with dementia”
2017 - 2019 Member of the MERCUR Global Young Faculty
2018 Member of the scientific committee, EACME Conference 2018
Other activities
2017 - Editor of the Dutch online philosophy magazine Bij Nader Inzien (www.bijnaderinzien.com)
Memberships
2020 - EU COST Action FOSTREN – Fostering and strengthening approaches to reducing coercion in European mental health services
2019 - International Association of Bioethics (IAB)
2016 - German Academy for Ethics in Medicine (AEM)
2016 - German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP)
2011 - German Society for Philosophy (DGPhil)
2011 - Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW)