Priya Satalkar

Priya Satalkar has interdisciplinary training in medicine (India, 2003), public health and epidemiology (Bangladesh, 2007), medical anthropology (the Netherlands, 2010) and bioethics (Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy, 2011). She completed her PhD at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics (IBMB) in February 2016. Her PhD was on ethical challenges of translational biomedical research of cutting edge medical technology (nanomedicine), with a particular focus on first in human clinical trials.

Since March 2016, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at IBMB and at Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital of Basel. Her research projects were funded through KZS fonds of Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMW) and explored research integrity, medical tourism to Switzerland and discontinuation of clinical trials due to slow or low participant recruitment. From Jan 2018 till June 2019, she was a visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, King’s College, London. This project was funded through the SNF Early Postdoc. Mobility Fellowship and investigated social translation of oocyte cryopreservation for non-medical reasons in urban India from the perspective of fertility experts.

In January 2019, she started her next research project at Bioethics Institute, Gent investigating decision making of sub fertile Indian couples towards means of family formation, in particular comparing adoption versus use of assisted reproductive technology with gamete donation. This two year research project is funded through Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowships by the European Commission and involves four months of secondment to the department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO, Geneva. 

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Dr. Priya Satalkar

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow,

Bioethics Institute Ghent,

Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium