About the META project

META is an acronym for: “mHealth: ethical, legal and social aspects in the technological age.” It is the name of our interdisciplinary research team, funded by the German Ministry of Research and Education (BMBF) and based at the Institute of Ethics, History and Theory of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Our overall goal is a thorough analysis of ethical, legal and social aspects of such technologies. Different academic disciplines are involved: Philosophy, applied ethics, sociology, law, medicine, public health.

Building on research findings, the team also offers consultancy to various mHealth stakeholders with the aim to support responsible, socially sustainable and user-centered innovation in mHealth.

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The team

Meta Team
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PD Dr. Verina Wild
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PD Dr. Verina Wild works in the area of medical ethics/bioethics, public health ethics and global health ethics. She leads the META project.

Dr. Tereza Hendl
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Dr. Tereza Hendl is a philosopher and bioethicist. She is a Postdoc and Co-Lead on the META Project. Her research explores the epistemology and ethics of mHealth technologies from a justice perspective.

Dr. Niels Nijsingh
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Dr. Niels Nijsingh is a public health ethicist. He is a postdoc and co-lead on the META Project. His research currently focuses on digital consent and digital choice architecture.

Bianca Jansky, M.A.
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Bianca Jansky, M.A. has a background in sociology and philosophy and is currently doing her PhD in sociology/science and technology studies in the META project.


Das Projekt „mHealth: Ethische, rechtliche und gesellschaftliche Aspekte im technologischen Zeitalter (META)“ wird gefördert durch das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) Förderkennzeichen: 01GP1791
Laufzeit des Vorhabens: 01.04.2018–31.03.2024