Prof. T. Sharon (Tamar)
Professor - Philosophical ethics and political philosophy
Professor - Interdisciplinary Hub for Digitalization and Society
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Tamar Sharon is Chair of the Department of Ethics and Political Philosophy and co-director of iHub, Radboud's interfaculty center for research on digitalisation and society. She studied history and political theory at Paris Jussieu and Tel Aviv University, and holds a PhD (cum laude) in interdisciplinary studies from Bar Ilan University in Israel (2011). Her research lies at the intersection of philosophy of technology, science and technology studies (STS) and critical data studies.
Tamar studies the ethical and societal impacts of new technologies, mainly in relation to health and medicine. She has carried out research on the human enhancement debate, on how citizens and patients enact and resist a new imperative of “healthy citizenship” through technology use, and how possibilities for self-quantification change our understandings of autonomy, solidarity and authenticity. She currently leads the ERC-funded project "Digital Good", which studies the “Googlization of health” – the growing involvement of large tech corporations in health and medical research – and what this means for the common good.
Tamar previously held positions at Maastricht University and a visiting fellowship at King’s College London. She was a member of the WHO European Advisory Committee on Health Research and is a member of the Young Academy of Europe. She has been a recipient of NWO Rubicon, Veni and Vidi grants, the Mara Bellar Prize (Israeli Society for the History and Philosophy of Science), and the Edmond Hustinx Prize for Science.
- Sharon, T. (2020) Blind-sided by privacy? Digital Contact Tracing, the Apple/Google API and Big Tech’s Newfound Role as Global Health Policy Makers. Ethics and Information Technology Full text
- Sharon, T. and B.J. Koops (2021) The ethics of inattention: Revitalising civil inattention as a privacy-protecting mechanism in public spaces. Ethics and Information Technology Full text
- Sharon, T. (2018) When digital health meets digital capitalism, how many common goods are at stake? Big Data & Society 5(2). Full text
- Sharon, T. (2017) Self-tracking for health and the Quantified Self: Re-articulating autonomy, solidarity and authenticity in an age of personalized healthcare. Philosophy & Technology 30(1): 93-121. Full text
- Sharon, T. (2016) The Googlization of health research: From disruptive innovation to disruptive ethics. Personalized Medicine 13(6): 563-574. Full text
- 2020 - 2021 Solidarity in Times of a Pandemic. A pan-European, qualitative, longitudinal study -- lead of the Dutch arm More information
- 2019 - 2024 Digital Good ("The Digital Disruption of Health Research and the Common Good: An Empirical-Philosophical Study") -- ERC Starting Grant More information
- 2014 - 2017 You Are What You Track: Autonomy, Solidarity and Authenticity in an Age of Personalized Healthcare -- NWO Veni Grant
- 2012 - 2012 Healthy Creativity: The Implicit Normativity of Healthy Citizenship -- NWO Rubicon Grant
- 2015 - 2016 The Ethics of Cyber-Physical Systems -- Scientific Foresight study for the Science and Technology Options Panel of the European Parliament (STOA)
Member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE).
(01 February 2022 - 31 January 2026)