Vacancy Post-doc Health Surveillance

Published on
December 24, 2019

Health Surveillance: Reconciling Privacy, Progress and Paternalism

We have a vacancy for a post-doctoral researcher for the project 9: 'Health Surveillance: Reconciling Privacy, Progress and Paternalism'.

Personal data is increasingly used by policy makers to assess risks and shape policy. This project aims to create a research agenda on the use of personal data in shaping public health policy, and in publicly sharing data on prevalence of health factors on online maps. It brings together a range of legal, ethical and governance questions touching on this increasingly common practice.

We expect this research agenda to cover questions regarding data collection, stigmatisation, privacy and accountability regarding data use, but also questions of accountability and polycentric governance, where public and private actors are both cooperating and competing for data.

  • PhD in Public Administration and Law
  • Position for 3 years


Please upload your application online at before January 20, 2020.

For more information please contact Dr Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen or Prof. Josephine van Zeben.

MORE DETAILS, see project 9:

1. Academic Transfer

2. WUR: we are looking for