Wellcome Trust Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Ruth Horn is an Ethics and Society Wellcome Trust Fellow carrying out a comparative research on advance directives in England, France, and Germany. She has studied Sociology in Germany (BA, University Ludwig-Maximilian, Munich) and France (MA, University Paris Diderot; MA Res and PhD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris).

Her general research interest lies in exploring ethical questions raised by medical practices. She has a particular interest in understanding in which context (legal, cultural, socio-historical) these questions emerge in the public space, how they are treated in the debate of a specific country (UK, France, Germany) and what are the concrete practices these debates refer to.


  • 2013–present
    Ethics and Society Wellcome Trust Fellow, Ethox Centre, University of Oxford
  • 2010–2013
    Marie Curie Research Fellow, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol
  • 2010–2010
    Postdoctoral Fellow Ligue National Contre le Cancer, FR, Centre Maurice Halbwachs, ENS, Paris


  • 2009 
    Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, PhD