Rosemarie Bernabe MA PhD

University Medical Center Utrecht

Rosemarie is currently a postdoctoral researcher for the division of Medical Ethics of the Julius Center. Her postdoctoral research includes patient participation in the benefit-risk assessment of scientific committees; and ethically problematic trials and the regulatory assessment and use of data. She earned her PhD from Utrecht University (2013). Her PhD thesis entitled, Ethical Issues in Postauthorization Drug Trials mapped out the ethical issues on informed consent, benefit-risk assessment, and fiduciary obligation within phase IV drug trials. 

Prior to her doctoral studies, she attended the Erasmus Mundus Master's degree in Applied Ethics (2006) from both Utrecht University and Linkoping University (Sweden). Last 2007, she was awarded the 2007 Best Graduate Thesis Award by the Faculty of Humanities of Utrecht University for her graduate thesis entitled, An Investigation on the Aristotelian Foundations of Martha Nussbaum's Capabilities Approach and the Disability Issue Utilizing Nussbaum's Earlier Works on Aristotle. Her undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with specialization in Philosophy, magna cum laude (1998), she received from the University of Asia and the Pacific (Philippines). Rose taught Philosophy, Ethics, and Biomedical courses in various colleges and universities in the Philippines from 1998 to 2008.