Doctoral student

 Eike Buhr, M.Ed.

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Postal address

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Faculty VI - Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Health Services Research
Medical Ethics Division
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg


Visting address

Campus Haarentor, Building V04
Ammerländer Heerstraße 140 
26129 Oldenburg

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Eike Buhr M.Ed.

Eike Buhr studied history and philosophy at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. He worked as a student assistant at the Institute of Educational Sciences in Münster and as a research assistant in the BMBF-funded project Neuro-Enhancement in the Educational and Work Environment (NEIBA). In his master's thesis he dealt with transcranial magnetic stimulation as a potential form of neuro-enhancement in the context of allocative practices within the welfare state. After his second state examination and a teaching position at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, he joined the Department of Ethics in Medicine as a research associate in January 2020.

His research interests include political philosophy with a focus on contemporary theories of justice, theories of the good life, and questions of legal and social philosophy. In the bioethical context, he is mainly concerned with questions of allocation ethics and the digitalization of health care. Within the BMBF-funded project TESIComP, he is investigating ethical and scientific-theoretical implications of the use of AI-based expert systems in neuropsychiatric research and practice.


Since 01/2020 Research Assistant in the Division for Ethics in Medicine at the Department for Health Services Research, School for Medicine and Health Sciences, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Winter term 2019/20 Associate lecturer at the department of social sciences at the Hochschule Darmstadt
2015/16 Research assistant in the project “Neuro-enhancement in the educational and business sector”

10/2016 – 08/2017 Student assistant at the Institute for Educational Science at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster


2nd state examination

05/2017 Master of Education - History and Philosophy,
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
08/2016 Bachelor of Arts - History and Philosophy,
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

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Research Focus

  • Digitalization of health care
  • Concept of privacy (in bioethics)
  • Contemporary theories of justice
  • Theories of well-being
  • Ethical aspects of dementia prevention, diagnosis and care
  • Allocation ethics
  • Philosophy of law and social philosophy


Articles (selection)

  • Buhr, E.; Shaukat, SM.; Welsch, J (under review): Value Preference Profiles and Ethical Compliance Quantification: A New Approach for Ethics by Design in Technology-Assisted Dementia Care. In: AI & Soc.
  • Welsch, J./ Buhr, E. (2022): Privacy-Sensitive Empowerment. Towards an Integrated Ethical Concept for Technology-Assisted Care for People with Dementia, in: Rubeis, G./ Hartmann, Kr. V./ Primc, N. (Hg.), Digitalisierung der Pflege. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf digitale Transformationen in der pflegerischen Praxis, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen.
  • Buhr, E./ Schweda, Mark (2022): Der Wert des Privaten für Menschen mit Demenz. In: Ethik Med 266 (5), S. 7. DOI: 10.1007/s00481-022-00723-9.
  • Buhr, E. (2020): #stayathome als Kolonialisierung der lokalen Privatheit? Eine ethische Auseinandersetzung mit dem Wert des Privaten in Zeiten einer globalen Pandemie, in: ZfPP Bd. 7, (2) 2020, S. 385–416.

Conference contributions (selection)

  • Buhr, E; Schweda, Mark: Technische Assistenzsysteme und Menschen mit Demenz – eine ethische Analyse der Beziehungsgestaltung im Film anhand des Beispiels Robot & Frank. Talk at the Annual Conference of the Akademie für Ethik in der Medizin, Frankfurt/Main, 29 September 2022 – 01 October 2022. (Awarded with the  young talent award for the best talk)
  • Buhr, E: Is there a right to local privacy? – a conceptual analysis of the first covid lockdown and its influence on the value of privacy. Talk at the interdisciplinary symposium “Rethinking Privacy after this Pandemic” at the University of Bonn, 22 – 23 September 2022.
  • Buhr, E: Privacy beyond autonomy in bioethics: meaning and potential of an ambiguous term. Talk at the World Congress of Bioethics, Basel 20 – 22 July 2022.
  • Buhr, E; Schweda, Mark: The value of privacy for people with dementia in technology-assisted dementia care: widening the scope beyond data protection. Talk at the World Congress of Bioethics, Basel, 20 – 22 July 2022.

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