Dr. Tereza Hendl
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- Moral and political philosophy, philosophy of technology, feminist philosophy, normative and public health ethics
- Theories of justice, vulnerability and solidarity
- Ethical, social and regulatory aspects of digital health technologies
- Social epistemology and epistemic justice
- Philosophical conceptualisations of autonomy, agency and empowerment
- Critical scholarship on race, racialization and whiteness, intersectional and decolonial feminist theory
- Ethical aspects of sex selection and debates regarding gender, sexuality and disability
Tereza Hendl is a philosopher and bioethicist. Her research spans across moral and political philosophy, philosophy of technology, feminist philosophy, normative and public health ethics. She investigates concerns of justice, vulnerability, empowerment and solidarity and the ethics and epistemology of health technologies and interventions.
She currently works as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Co-lead on the project “META – mHealth: Ethical, legal and societal aspects in the technological age” at the University of Augsburg and Research Associate at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Her latest research explores the democratizing potential of digital health technologies as well as interrogations of these technologies as a mode of reinforcing a particular self, that of the autonomous consumer. She is concerned with the ways dominant social norms, structural inequalities and power assymmetries manifest in and through technologies and algorithms and which impact this has on individual, social and global levels. She investigates how digital health technologies can become more inclusive and just, informed by material conditions, lived experiences and needs of diverse populations and beneficent to a wide cohort of users, including structurally marginalised, oppressed and vulnerable groups.
As a scholar concerned with structural issues of justice, she has been active in debates interrogating coloniality as well as discussions on gender and racial justice. She is the founder of the CEE Feminist Research Network, supporting feminist researchers from Central and Eastern Europe, countering the epistemic marginalisation of CEE scholarship and amplifying critiques of structural oppression and coloniality - including coloniality of knowledge production - from CEE standpoints. She is a member of the Network for Decolonizing Bioethics at the International Association for Bioethics (IAB); the Independent Resource Group for Global Health Justice; a German DFG-funded network Equality Data; Feminist Gender Equality Network (FGEN), an international network that has formed to counter anti-trans politics.
Tereza Hendl holds a PhD in Philosophy from Macquarie University, Australia. Her dissertation explored the ethics of prenatal sex selection for social reasons. She has previously worked as a Research Associate at the University of Sydney on an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project investigating how young people with impairment resist ableism in their transition to adulthood. She has conducted research as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Sydney Health Ethics and a Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne on the ARC Linkage Project “Regulating autologous stem cell therapies in Australia,” an interdisciplinary project that promoted ethical and socially responsible innovation with stem cells. She has contributed to public reviews of Australian policy on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research as well as the regulation of autologous cell and tissue products. She has appeared in a wide range of media to participate in public debates about health technologies and ensure that her scholarly work contributes to society and informs policymaking. For example, in 2015 she delivered a TEDxMacquarie University talk raising awareness about the ethical implications of sex selection based on gender preference.
awards and fellowships
In recognition of her research, Tereza Hendl was awarded the 2015 Max Charlesworth Prize in Bioethics by the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law (AABHL). She held the Caroline Miles Visiting Scholarship at the Oxford University Ethox Centre in the UK, was awarded a Brocher Foundation Residency in Switzerland and selected to be a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Institute at the Australian National University and major American Center for Bioethics, the Hastings Center.
|Hendl Tereza, Roxanne Tiara. Digital surveillance in a pandemic response: what bioethics ought to learn from indigenous perspectives. Bioethics 2022;36(3):305-312. https://doi.org/10.1111/bioe.13013|
|Hendl Tereza, Chung Ryoa, Wild Verina. Employing feminist theory of vulnerability to interrogate the implications of COVID-19 apps in racialized subpopulations. IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 2022;15(1):143-145. https://doi.org/10.3138/ijfab-15.1.21|
|Ranisch Robert, Nijsingh Niels, Ballantyne Angela, van Bergen Anne, Buyx Alena, Friedrich Orsolya, Hendl Tereza, Marckmann Georg, Munthe Christian, Wild Verina. Digital contact tracing and exposure notification: ethical guidance for trustworthy pandemic management. Ethics and Information Technology 2021;23:285-294. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10676-020-09566-8|
|Hendl Tereza, Jansky Bianca. Tales of self-empowerment through digital health technologies: a closer look at 'Femtech'. Review of Social Economy 2021;80(1):29-57. https://doi.org/10.1080/00346764.2021.2018027|
|Hendl Tereza, Lipworth Wendy, Wiersma Miriam, Ghinea Narcyz, Kerridge Ian, Lysaght Tamra, Munsie Megan, Rudge Chris, Stewart Cameron, Waldby Catherine. The oversight of clinical innovation in a medical marketplace. In: Laurie Graeme, Dove Edward, Ganguli-Mitra Agomoni, McMillan Catriona, Sethi Nayha, Postan Emily, Sorbie Annie, editors. The Cambridge Handbook of Health Research Regulation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2021. p. 287-295.|
|Pratt Bridget, Wild Verina, Barasa Edwine, Kamuya Dorcas, Gilson Lucy, Hendl Tereza, Molyneux Sassy. Justice: a key consideration in health policy and systems research ethics. BMJ Global Health 2020;5(4):e001942. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001942|
|Hendl Tereza, Chung Ryoa, Wild Verina. Pandemic surveillance and racialized subpopulations: mitigating vulnerabilities in COVID-19 apps. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2020;17(4):829-834. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11673-020-10034-7|
|Noreña Ivan, Shah Nairuti, Ndenkeh Jackson, Hernandez Cecilia, Sitoe Nadia, Sillah Abdou, Shin Anna, Han Wai Wai, Devaera Yoga, Mosoba Maureen, Moonga Given, Hendl Tereza, Wernick Alina, Kiberu Vincent Micheal, Menke Melissa, Guggenbuehl Noller Jessica Michelle, Pritsch Michael. Proceedings from the CIHLMU symposium 2020 on “eHealth: trends and innovations”. BMC Proceedings 2020;14(S18):17. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12919-020-00202-3|
|Waldby Catherine, Hendl Tereza, Kerridge Ian, Lipworth Wendy, Lysaght Tamra, Munsie Megan, Stewart Cameron. The direct-to-consumer market for stem cell-based interventions in Australia: exploring the experiences of patients. Regenerative Medicine 2020;15(1):1238-1249. https://doi.org/10.2217/rme-2019-0089|
|Waldby C., Hendl Tereza, Munsie M., Lysaght T., Lipworth W., Kerridge I., Stewart C.. Autologous stem cell-based interventions in Australia: exploring patient experience in light of regulatory exceptionalism. Cytotherapy 2019;21(5):S22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcyt.2019.03.324|
|Hendl Tereza, Wild Verina. Beyond hype: opportunities and challenges in mHealth. Ethox and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, Big Data Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 29 May 2019 ; 2019.|
|Wedgwood Nikki, Smith Louisa, Hendl Tereza, Shuttleworth Russell. Boy interrupted: biographical disruption during the transition to adulthood. Sociology of Health and Illness 2019;42(1):20-34. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12984|
|Jansky Bianca, Hendl Tereza. Countering the suppression of diversity in period and fertility apps: the role of autoethnographic research. Methods in Questions: Epistemologies of Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series, The University of Cambridge, Centre for Gender Studies, Cambridge, UK, 22 May 2019 ; 2019.|
|Jansky Bianca, Hendl Tereza. Empowered through an mHealth interface? The epistemology of period and fertility apps. Interdisciplinary Conference on the Relations of Humans, Machines and Gender, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany, 19 October 2019 ; 2019.|
|Jansky Bianca, Hendl Tereza. Empowered through an mHealth interface? The epistemology of period and fertility apps. Digital Behavioural Technology, Vulnerability and Justice Workshop, TU and LMU München, 3 July 2019 ; 2019.|
|Jansky Bianca, Hendl Tereza. Empowered through an mHealth interface? The erasure of diversity in the epistemology of period and fertility trackers. Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures and Politics at the Research Center for Cultures, Politics and Identities (IPAK Center), Belgrade, Serbia, 19 August 2019 ; 2019.|
|Jansky Bianca, Hendl Tereza. Empowering women through an mHealth interface? The epistemology of period and fertility tracking apps. Workshop mit Mary Fissell und Paula-Irene Villa, München, 17. Januar 2019 ; 2019.|
|Wild Verina, Akgül Sarah, Eisenhut Katharina, Hendl Tereza, Jansky Bianca, Machleid Felix, Nijsingh Niels, Peter Nicole, Sauerborn Ela. Ethical, legal and social aspects of mHealth technologies: navigating the field. In: Bächle Thomas Christian, Wernick Alina, editors. The futures of eHealth: social, ethical and legal challenges. Berlin: Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; 2019. p. 19-29. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3296853|
|Jansky Bianca, Hendl Tereza. Ethical, legal and social aspects of mHealth technologies: tackling the jumble. International and Interdisciplinary Conference: The Futures of eHealth: Social, Legal and Ethical Challenges, Humboldt Graduate School, Berlin, Germany, 29–30 April 2019 ; 2019.|
|Hendl Tereza, Jansky Bianca, Wild Verina. From design to data handling: why mHealth needs a feminist perspective. In: Loh Janina, Coeckelbergh Mark, editors. Feminist philosophy of technology. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler; 2019. p. 77-103. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-476-04967-4_5|
|Hendl Tereza, Browne Tamara Kayali. Is 'gender disappointment' a unique mental illness?. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2019;23(2):281-294. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11019-019-09933-3|
|Hendl Tereza, Jansky Bianca. Q&A: a patient asks about the use of apps to track their menstrual cycle and fertility: what advice should they be given?. O&G Magazine of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2019;21(3).|
|Wild Verina, Nijsingh Niels, Hendl Tereza. Taking a step back: the ethical significance of DTC neurotechnology. AJOB Neuroscience 2019;10(4):170-172. https://doi.org/10.1080/21507740.2019.1665139|
|Blakely Brette, Hendl Tereza, de Lacey Sheryl. The Australia experience: cultural and political factors shaping human embryo assessment during IVF. In: Human Embryos and Preimplantation Genetic Technologies. Elsevier; 2019. p. 103-112. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-816468-6.00012-6|
|Jansky Bianca, Hendl Tereza. Empowered through an mHealth interface? The epistemology of period and fertility tracker apps. Workshop "Feminist Philosophy of Technology", October 25-26, 2018, Vienna, Austria ; 2018.|
|Hendl Tereza. The ethics of selling the promise of pluripotent stem cells. In: Müller Susanne, Rosenau Henning, editors. Stammzellen - iPS-Zellen - Genomeditierung. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and Co. KG; 2018. p. 65-86. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845291901-65|
|Hendl Tereza. Vulnerabilities and the use of autologous stem cells for medical conditions in Australia. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 2018;61(1):76-89. https://doi.org/10.1353/pbm.2018.0028|
|Hendl Tereza. A feminist critique of justifications for sex selection. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2017;14(3):427-438. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11673-017-9797-6|
|Hendl Tereza, Browne Tamara K.. Gender equity, not sex selection. Bioethical Inquiry Blog 2017;(20. June 2017).|
|Munsie Megan, Lysaght Tamra, Hendl Tereza, Tan Hui-Yin Lynn, Kerridge Ian, Stewart Cameron. Open for business: a comparative study of websites selling autologous stem cells in Australia and Japan. Regenerative Medicine 2017;12(7):777-790. https://doi.org/10.2217/rme-2017-0070|
|Hendl Tereza. Queering the odds: the case against “family balancing”. IJFAB: International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 2017;10(2):4-30. https://doi.org/10.3138/ijfab.10.2.4|
|Lee Tsung-Ling, Lysaght Tamra, Lipworth Wendy, Hendl Tereza, Kerridge Ian, Munsie Megan, Stewart Cameron. Regulating the stem cell industry: needs and responsibilities. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2017;95(9):663-664. https://doi.org/10.2471/blt.16.189977|
|Lysaght Tamra, Lipworth Wendy, Hendl Tereza, Kerridge Ian, Lee Tsung-Ling, Munsie Megan, Waldby Catherine, Stewart Cameron. The deadly business of an unregulated global stem cell industry. Journal of Medical Ethics 2017;43(11):744-746. https://doi.org/10.1136/medethics-2016-104046|
|Hendl Tereza. The complexity of relational autonomy: a holistic approach to embodiment. The American Journal of Bioethics 2016;16(2):63-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/15265161.2015.1120807|
Forthcoming: Hendl, T., and B. Jansky. “A Matter of Justice: Why Digital Health Technologies Warrant an Intersectional Transformation.” World Congress of Bioethics, Basel, Switzerland, July 20-22, 2022.
Forthcoming: Hendl, T., and T. Roxanne. “Digital Surveillance in a Pandemic-Response: What Bioethics Ought to Learn from Indigenous Perspectives.” World Congress of Bioethics, Basel, Switzerland, July 20-22, 2022.
Forthcoming: Hendl, T., Ganguli-Mitra, A., and A. Shahvisi. “Decolonizing Feminist Bioethics.” Congress of the Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB), Basel, Switzerland, July 18-19, 2022.
Hendl, T. „Russian Imperialism, Intergenerational Trauma and Resistance.“ Roundtable „The invasion of Ukraine in Historical and Comparative International Context“ with Dr Yasser Munif and Dr Ileana Nachescu. The Center for European Studies, Rutgers University. April 20, 2022.
Hendl, T. „Health, Russian Imperialism and Intergenerational Trauma.“ CRE Research Seminar, University of Montreal. April 19, 2022.
Hendl, T. “Examining Western Dimensions of White ‘Privilege’ and Supremacy: On the Need for an Intersectional Theory of Whiteness.” Online workshop: Migration to/from/within CEE: Decolonial perspectives online workshop, co-organized by Middlesex University, England); University of Glasgow, Scotland; and Cracow University of Economics, Poland, Nov 25, 2021.
Jansky, B., and T. Hendl. “Patient activism in mHeath: by whom and for whom?“ Brocher Workshop The Ethics of mHealth as a Global Phenomenon, Oct 28, 2021.
Hendl, T. and A. Shukla. “Can mHealth Democratize Health?“ Brocher Workshop The Ethics of mHealth as a Global Phenomenon, Oct 27, 2021.
Hendl, T. “Examining Western Dimensions of White ‘Privilege’ and Supremacy: On the Need for an Intersectional Theory of Whiteness.” Workshop "Race and Racism / 'Rasse' und Rassismus." Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Oct 5, 2021.
Hendl, T. “Examining Western Dimensions of White ‘Privilege’ and Supremacy: On the Need for an Intersectional Theory of Whiteness.“ Workshop: Not Quite Equal: Exploring Intersectional Power Relations in the European East-West Divide. University of Augsburg, Germany, May 31, 2021.
Hendl, T., and T. Roxanne. “Digital Surveillance in a Pandemic-Response: What Bioethics Ought to Learn from Indigenous Perspectives.” CEPE/IACAP Joint Conference. Universität Hamburg, Germany, July 5-9, 2021.
Hendl, T., and T. Roxanne. “Digital Surveillance in a Pandemic-Response: What Bioethics Ought to Learn from Indigenous Perspectives.” The Society for Philosophy and Technology Conference, June 28-30, 2021.
Hendl, T., and B. Jansky. “A Matter of Justice: Why Digital Health Technologies Warrant an Intersectional Feminist Perspective.” The Society for Philosophy and Technology Conference, June 28-30, 2021.
Hendl, T. “Theorising Western Dimensions of White ‘Privilege’ and Supremacy: On the Need for an Intersectional Theory of Whiteness.“ Workshop: Not Quite Equal: Exploring Intersectional Power Relations in the European East-West Divide. University of Augsburg, Germany, May 31, 2021.
Hendl, T. Brocher café: Covid-19 and Injustice. Brocher Foundation, Switzerland, May 27, 2021.
Hendl T., and T. Kayali Browne. “Is ‘Gender Disappointment’ a Justification for Sex Selection?“ Reproductive Ethics Conference, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, April 8, 2021.
Hendl, T., and T. Roxanne. “Digital Surveillance in a Pandemic-Response: What Bioethics Needs to Learn from Indigenous Perspectives.” Ethical Governance of Surveillance Technologies in Times of Crisis. Utrecht University, the Netherlands, Nov 2020.
Hendl, T., Jansky, B., and V. Wild. “Beyond ‘Femtech’: mHealth Warrants a Feminist Perspective.“ Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB) Conference, Philadelphia, the US, June 2020.
Hendl, T. “Beyond the hype: Opportunities and challenges in mHealth.“ eHealth Trends and Innovations symposium. LMU Center for Advanced Studies, Munich, Germany, March 6, 2020.
Hendl, T. “mHealth, Self-Management and Empowerment: Digital Health Technologies From a Public Health Perspective.” European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare (ESPMH), Oslo, Norway, August 2019.
Hendl, T., Wild, V: "Beyond Hype: Opportunities and Challenges in mHealth." In the Ethox and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities Seminar, the Big Data Institute, University of Oxford, UK, May 2019.
Hendl, T. and B. Jansky. "Countering the Suppression of Diversity in Period and Fertility Apps: The Role of Autoethnographic Research." Methods in Questions: Epistemologies of Gender and Sexuality Seminar Series, University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies, UK, May 2019.
Hendl, T. "Health, Self-management and Empowerment: mHealth Technologies from a Public Health Perspective." New St Cross Special Ethics Seminar, St Cross College of the University of Oxford, UK, May 2019.
Hendl, T. and B. Jansky. "Empowered through an mHealth interface? The Epistemology Of Period and Fertility Apps." Interdisciplinary Conference on the Relations of Humans, Machines and Gender, the Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany, October 2019.
selected media appearances
Tereza Hendl was interviewed for the 2021 Euronews report „ Google's new AI skincare tool may not work on patients with darker skin tones.“
Hendl, T., and T. K. Browne. 2020. " Sad about having a boy not a girl? Your distress might be real but ‘gender disappointment’ is no mental illness." The Conversation.
In 2020, Tereza Hendl contributed to discussions on Facebook's "suicide prevention service", published by: welt.de, science medica center germany, msn-news.
Hendl. T., Jansky, B. 2019. " Q&A: a patient asks about the use of apps to track their menstrual cycle and fertility. What advice should they be given?" O&G Magazine of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
Browne, T.K. and Hendl, T. 2017. “ Gender Equity, Not Sex Selection.” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Blog.
TEDx Talk 2016. “ Challenging Gender Selection.”
Hendl, Tereza. 2015. “ Choosing Children’s Sex is an Exercise in Sexism.” The Conversation.
Debate: Professor Gab Kovacs and Dr Tereza Hendl in a Lateline debate on the ethics of sex selection and whether it should be allowed in Australia. Lateline, ABC Australia, February 7, 2017. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Australia's major national broadcaster.