CV of Michael Rost
Expertise: With a background in psychology (MSc, 2011), applied ethics (MA, 2014), and biomedical ethics (PhD, 2018) Michael Rost is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel, Switzerland. His main research interests include maternal autonomy in intrapartum decision-making, decision making and cultural barriers in pediatric oncology, health-related social media use among adolescents and young adults with cancer, and the concept of normality in medicine. He has profound expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research.
Main Publications: Michael Rost’s publications in several peer-reviewed journals include work on decision making in pediatric oncology, on pediatric palliative care, on decision making capacity, and on informed consent. He has disseminated the results of his research at international and national conferences in the area of both clinical medicine and medical ethics.
Memberships: Michael Rost was appointed member of the ethics council of the Systemic Society Germany in Berlin in 2015. He advices the executive board in cases of complaints against members of the Systemic Society.
Stations of work: Michael Rost has worked as an expert witness in the field of family psychology for the Society for Scientific Forensic Psychology Germany. His main duties were to write reports on child custody, on decision on contact, and on welfare of a child for family courts in Bavaria and Thuringia, Germany. He also gave lectures on the topic of writing family psychology reports for courts at various universities.