CV of Dr Priya Satalkar

Expertise/Research fields: Priya Satalkar has interdisciplinary training in medicine, public health and epidemiology, medical anthropology and bioethics. She completed her PhD at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics in February 2016 and continues to work there as a postdoctoral researcher. She was affiliated with Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital of Basel from March 2016 till November 2017. Though trained in mixed methods research, all her recent and ongoing projects deploy qualitative research methods. Her PhD was on ethical challenges of translational biomedical research of cutting edge medical technology such as nanomedicine, with a particular focus on first in human clinical trials. Currently she is involved in  two research projects at the institute, both funded through Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMW). One of them explores experience and perceptions of the researchers in Switzerland regarding research integrity. The other project investigates scope, organization, practice and ethical challenges of medical tourism to Switzerland. Her project at University Hospital Basel involved analysis of reasons for and implications of discontinuation of clinical trials due to slow or low participant recruitment. Interdisciplinary investigation of various aspects of translational biomedical research is common theme in all her research projects. She has keen interest in science communication to general public. She has participated in a number of public debates organized within the university of Basel and at other universities within Switzerland. She has also been actively contributing to various publications of the university of Basel such as Uni Nova, Sci Five and Uni Intern. 

Main Publications: Her most significant publications till date are linked to her doctoral research project. They have been published in variety of nanomedicine and ethics journals.

Awards and memberships: Priya was selected in the first cohort of Antelope mentorship program of university of Basel in 2014 and again in 2017. She is currently conducting a research project on social egg freezing in urban India at King’s College London through SNF early postdoc mobility grant. From July 2019 till June 2021, she will be a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at Bioethics Institute Gent, where she will focus on the means of family formation in India through adoption or use of assisted reproductive technologies. She is a member of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.


Dr. Priya Satalkar
Bernoullistrasse 28
4056 Basel

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