Dr. Patrik Hummel

Short CV

Dr. Patrik Hummel is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Systematic Theology II (Ethics), Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg. He studied Philosophy & Economics (B.A.) in Bayreuth and Philosophy (MLitt, PhD) in St Andrews and Stirling. His doctoral thesis examines the relationship between personal identity and practical reason. During his doctoral studies, he was a member of the Arché Research Centre for Logic, Language, Metaphysics and Epistemology. He also worked with the Global Health Ethics Unit of the World Health Organization in Geneva as a Carlo Schmid Fellow (DAAD) and later as a Consultant. His focus there was on ethical issues surrounding infectious diseases. At FAU, he conducts research within the projects „Data Sovereignty in Clinical Big Data Applications. Ethical, Legal, and Governance Challenges“ and „vALID: Artificial-Intelligence-Driven Decision-Making in the Clinic. Ethical, Legal and Societal Challenges“. Throughout 2020, he receives funding from the FAU Emerging Talents Initiative.

Main field of research

  • Ethics of biomedical research and clinical care
  • Ethics of datafication and automation
  • Public health ethics
  • Philosophical accounts of personhood, identity, and agency


Kochstraße 6
91054 Erlangen
Tel.: +49 (0)9131 / 8526079
Mail: patrik.hummel@fau.de

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