Melanie Dössegger

Melanie Dössegger

PhD Candidate

SP 1 Normativity of Human Reproduction

Melanie Dössegger is a PhD candidate in the URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R, sub-project 1 Normativity of Human Reproduction at the University of Zurich.

Melanie’s research interests include biomedical ethics, consumer- and climate ethics, philosophy of social science and economic ethics. Her PhD project focuses on the commercialisation in reproductive medicine with a focus on instrumentalisation, exploitation and informed consent in contract pregnancies and other forms of assisted reproduction with the involvement of third parties.


  • Master of Arts in Philosophy and Sociology (2020)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Sociology and Political Science (2017)

Work Experience

  • Employee Emergency Blood Bank, SRC Blood Transfusion Service Zurich (2003 - today)