About me

Since 2016, I have been a freelance scientist with AgriEth – Kristin Hagen æ Agricultural Ethics. I conduct research, and give lectures and talks. Working at the intersection of technology assessment and applied ethics, my thematic focus is the normative assessment of biotechnological innovations in agriculture and animal husbandry.


My background is in biology, agricultural sciences, and biology, which I studied at the University of Tromsø (Norway). My PhD at the University of Cambridge (UK) was on animal cognition and welfare. I did some years of empirical research in applied ethology / animal welfare sciences before moving to applied ethics and technology assessment. For ten years, I then worked in these areas at the Europäische Akademie zur Erforschung wissenschaftlich-technischer Entwicklungen in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler (Germany), now EA European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment.



Sciences Switzerland, SCNAT, arranged an interdisciplinary symposium about gene drives in September 2017. A report, slides of talks, statements and an animated information video can be accessed on their website.


Kristin Hagen on conflict potential of envisaged gene drive applications.



Source: SCNAT; K. Hagen´s comment starts at 4:42 min.

List of publications

Kristin Hagen Publications.pdf
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