Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy and Ethics, Eindhoven University of Technology

My research focuses on philosophical aspects of our reliance on others, including trust, consent, and testimonial belief.  

In 2017, I began a multi-year interdisciplinary project in which we rethink trust and consent in mobile health care (also called "m-health"), entitled Mobile Support Systems for Behavior Change. 

In 2013-2014, I led a project on trust in web-based telecare systems. 


Professional Links:
Funded Research Projects:

Responsible Innovation projects funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research:


Journal Articles for Download:

Sound Trust and the Ethics of Telecare (with Sander Voerman, ms version), Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (2017), doi: 10.1093/jmp/jhw035  [Final Version at:]

Freedom through skepticism [Dutch version published as "Vrijheid door scepticisme" in Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte (2016)]

On Testimony and Transmission (with J. Adam Carter, ms version), Episteme (2014)

Artificial Speech and its Authors, Minds and Machines (2013)
Trust and Testimony, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (2012)

Being pragmatic about trust (ms version) P. Faulkner & T. Simpson, eds.  The Philosophy of Trust.  (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Design for the Value of Trust (ms version) J. van den Hoven, I. van de Poel, and P. Vermaas, eds., Handbook of Ethics and Values in Technological Design.  (Springer, 2014).
Trust in Technological Systems (ms version). M.J. de Vries, S.O. Hansson, and A.W.M. Meijers, eds., Norms in technology: Philosophy of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 9 (Springer, 2013): 223-237.
Risk and Trust (with K. Vaesen, ms version), In S. Roeser et al., Handbook of Risk Theory (Springer, 2012).
Horror and the Idea of Everyday Life: On Skeptical Threats in Psycho and The Birds (ms version). T. Fahy, ed., The Philosophy of Horror: Philosophical and Cultural Interpretations of the Genre (University of Kentucky Press, 2010): 14-32.

Other Work:

Ownership and Commodifiability of Synthetic and Natural Organs [Dutch version published as "Eigendom en Verhandelbaarheid van Synthetische en Natuurlijke Organen" in Podium voor Bioethiek (2017).]