Tamar Sharon is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department and STS Research Group at Maastricht University. Her research explores how people engage with new and emerging biomedical technologies in a context of shifting understandings of health, citizenship and well-being. In the past she’s worked on human enhancement and the construction of healthy citizenship discourse. In her current project, she looks at how self-tracking for health is contributing to re-articulations of values like autonomy, solidarity and authenticity, and the use of mobile applications and wearables in medical research.
Tamar was the recipient of the prestigious Edmond Hustinx Price for Science 2015 Award. With this Award, Tamar will continue her research on what she calls, the ‘Googlization of Health‘.