Soren Holm

Soren Holm


  • Professor of Bioethics, Law

Accepting PhD Students

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Research interests


Research interests

Søren Holm has a broad set of research interests in health care ethics and bioethics, in the philosophy of medicine, and in the intersection between bioethics and law.

He has succesfully supervised PhD students in all of these areas.



Søren Holm holds degrees in Medicine, and in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Copenhagen. A Masters degree in Health Care Ethics and Law from the University of Manchester and a Diploma in Health Economics from the Danish Hospital Institute. He also holds a PhD and a higher Danish doctorate from the University of Copenhagen.

He has been the President of the European Society for the Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, and President of the International Association of Bioethics.

He is a former member of the Danish Council of Ethics and of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

He was the Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics 2004-2011 and Editor of the journal Clinical Ethics 2011-2022.

He edits book series for Oxford University Press and Springer.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Professor of Medical Ethics (part-time), University of Oslo

1999 → …

Areas of expertise

  • BJ Ethics

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing


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