Mariel Kanne

Mariël Kanne


Mariël Kanne studied theology and philosophy and began her career as a lecturer in ethics for the HU degree programme in nursing. She subsequently worked for 10 years as an organisation consultant for healthcare organisations and for the government. In 2008, she returned to the HU and in 2016 obtained her doctorate with an empirical-ethical study into moral deliberation.

In addition to her current work as a researcher, Mariël is a lecturer and supervisor for the Master Advanced Nursing Practice and for the post-HPE programme at the Institute for Nursing Studies. She is co-chair of the Ethics Research Committee. She also established a virtual department for HU ethics lecturers and a discussion 'pool' for moral deliberation.

"If you consciously look for the 'place of effort', ethical dilemmas and conflicts can suddenly become a valuable source for new insight and possible cooperation"

Mariël Kanne
Researcher Living and Wellbeing

Mariël is currently working on a postdoctoral study entitled 'Diversity as an Ethical Issue'. Within the research theme of ‘ethical work’, her focus is on ethical ownership, normative professionalisation and social justice. For her research she collaborates (among others) with researchers from the Saxion University of Applied Sciences, the Dutch Association of Social Workers (NVMW) and the Ethics Institute of Utrecht University.

Fields of expertise

  • Moral deliberation
  • Moresprudence
  • Critical thinking



    • Research groups: Participation, Care and Support, Youth
    • 1 June 2022 - 1 June 2026
  • Meerdere handen op elkaar
    • Research groups: Debt and Debt Collection, Driving Educational Change, Innovation of Movement Care, Innovations in Preventive Care, Living and Wellbeing, Participation, Care and Support, Proactive care for older people living at home
    • 1 March 2022 - 1 March 2030
    PREVENT: integrated, community-based prevention

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Mariel Kanne

Mariël Kanne

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Living and Wellbeing