Prof. Dr. Matthew Sample

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Prof. Dr. Matthew Sample
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Prof. Dr. Matthew Sample

Main Focus

  • Philosophy of biology
  • General philosophy of science (epistemology & metaphysics)
  • Bioethics
  • Ethics in science

Matthew Sample (CV) is Professor for Responsible Research and Innovation at Leibniz University Hannover. A philosopher of science and technology, he studies the interactions between ethical and epistemic ideals, emerging technologies, and democratic governance.

Matthew received his PhD (2016) in Philosophy from the University of Washington. Before joining the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Science, Matthew was also a postdoctoral researcher at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute/McGill University (2016-2020) and a Senior Research Fellow at the Program on Science, Technology and Society in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (2020-2021).

Matthew’s previous and ongoing research has included projects on the ethics and politics of neural technology, the role of academic neuroethics in society, value-sensitive epistemologies of science, and most recently responsible innovation in bioengineering practice.

For archived research preprints, visit his personal site: http://why.technology/why.technology

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Scientific education
    • 2016

    PhD in Philosophy, University of Washington | Dissertation: “Evaluating Neural Futures:
    Good Technoscience and the Challenge of Co-Production” - Supervisor: Dr. Alison Wylie

    • 2013

    MA in Philosophy, University of Washington

    • 2011

    MPhil in History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science and Technology, University of
    Cambridge - Supervisor: Dr. Hasok Chang

    • 2010

    BA, BS in Philosophy and Biology, University of Arkansas

  • Scientific Positions
    • 2021 - heute

    Professor: Responsible Research and Innovation, Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, Leibniz University Hannover

    • 2020 - 2021

    Senior Research Fellow: Program on Science, Technology, and Society, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

    • 2016 - 2020

    Postdoctoral Researcher: Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit,Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects of Brain-Computer Interfaces, McGill University and Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

    • 2014 - 2016

    Predoctoral Fellow: Program on Science, Technology, and Society, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University