CV of Sophie Haesen
Expertise/ Research field: Sophie Haesen is a PhD student with a background in medicine and epidemiology. Her fields of interest are prison health (which is the topic of her PhD project) and questions around the end of life, such as assisted suicide and palliative care.
Publications: Sophie published a book chapter, together with Eric Boa and Solveig Danielsen, on the topic of her Master’s Thesis on synergies between human, animal and plant health in Uganda: Better together: identifying the benefits of a closer integration between plant health, agriculture and one health. In: Zinsstag, J., Schelling, E., Whittaker, M., Tanner, M. (ed.) (2015): “One health”: The added value of integrated health approaches (CABI, Egham, United Kingdom). Among others, she participated as a presenter at “Ecohealth 2014” in Montreal, “Paratrop 2014” in Zurich, the “63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene” in New Orleans and “Environment and Health” in Basel where she also presented a project on the epidemiology and global burden of disease of Noma.
Stations of work: After studying literature and education at the University of Hamburg, Sophie worked in the fields of legal service and auditing. After several years of family work and homeschooling, she studied medicine and epidemiology at the University of Basel, with a special interest in the interface of human, animal and plant health. She worked in hospice care and also gained first-hand experience on questions related to assisted suicide. Sophie was co-organizer of the first “Café Mortel” in Belfort, France, and follows the development of these informal opportunities to voice thoughts and apprehensions around this theme with great interest.