In 2011 she founded Evidensis after spending a decade working for a renowned international humanitarian organization and been deployed to several African, Middle-Eastern and Asian contexts providing relief to populations affected by disaster and conflict. Having worked with affected communities and alongside governmental and non-governmental bodies are irreplaceable experiences. Prior to working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, she obtained a B.A in Communication and whilst on assignment, she accomplished a certificate in Humanitarian Logistics and a Master degree in Public Health (MPH) at the University of Liverpool and thereafter continued with a PHD in Biomedical Ethics and Law at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. In her PHD she focuses on ethical challenges in times of disasters.
Agomoni is a bioethicist, working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Muenster. Her current research focus is on issues related to global gender justice, with an applied focus on gender-based discrimination and violence. The project also looks at aspects related to changing social norms in the context of gender justice. Her doctoral dissertation at the University of Zurich, entitled Exploitation and the Ethics of Globalized Clinical Trials, explored the concepts of vulnerability and exploitation in off-shored clinical trials, with an emphasis on social and global justice.Beyond the immediate focus of her work, Agomoni is interest in various topics related to global justice, global health and poverty. She enjoys teaching bioethics, and has presented her work at various workshops and international conferences.
Studying and applying science and philosophy is what she enjoys. Regula holds a M.Sc. in Biology with specialisation in Neurosciences from the University of Zurich. Her academic expertise led her to carry out internships in the field of public relation and nature conservancy followed by temporary appointments as an ethics analyst for financial decisions and at the Institute of social Neurosciences at the University of Zurich (2008-2010). In 2010, she engaged in her Ph.D. at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics delving into the topic of cognitive Neuro-Enhancement and studying Philosophy and Gender Studies in parallel.
I am a Philosopher with a philosophy of medicine/ medical ethics PhD. I have also have a background in religion and psychoanalysis where I specialise in trauma. My interests are in culture and mental health, cultural values in medical decision-making, and cross-cultural aspects of humanitarian ethics.
Shazia Islamshah has spent more than fifteen years working in international affairs, for advocacy based NGOs, the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. She has lived and worked in West, Central and the Horn of Africa, as well as being stationed in Myanmar and Iraq. Throughout her professional career she has remained actively engaged in defending the rights and supporting the needs of people in situations of conflict, political instability or injustice. She has managed complex humanitarian emergency operations, focused her efforts on the plight of prisoners, and has worked in partnership with civil society to promote women’s rights and in the fight to end the use of child soldiers. Shazia has a Bachelor in Political Science and Middle East Studies, as well as a Masters in Humanitarian Action. A writer of fiction, Shazia is currently pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing.