Curriculum Vitae of Rebecca Nast

Expertise/Research Field: Rebecca Nast’s main research interests reside in the area of research ethics.  She is concerned with the ethical challenges of translational research with stable patients. Her current doctoral research project investigates stable patient’s decision making, exploring the reasons why stable patients want to participate - or not - in early phase clinical trials of cutting-edge biotechnologies, and what it means for them.

Areas of interest: Research ethics, clinical trial, first-in-human trial, stable patients, informed consent, psychological factors




Nast Rebecca, Badarau Domnita & Shaw David (2014), The vulnerability of the individual vulnerability argument, in American Journal of Bioethics, 14(12), 17-18.

Rost Michael, Nast Rebecca, Elger Bernice & Shaw David (2016), Bringing informed consent back to reality – A qualitative study of potential clinical trial participants, Presentation, 30th European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, Zagreb, Croatia.

Rakic Milenko, Wienand Isabelle, Shaw David, Nast Rebecca & Elger Bernice S (2017), Autonomy and Fear of Synthetic Biology: How Can Patients' Autonomy Be Enhanced in the Field of Synthetic Biology? A Qualitative Study with Stable Patients., in Science and engineering ethics, 23(2), 375-388.