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 Innovative Social Services
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
- Critical thinking
- An Ethical Guide for Social Professionals (not only) in crisis situations
- The Ethical Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Social Professionals
- In Search of a Research Strategy Evaluation of an Ethics Program for Social Professionals Using Elements of the Most Significant Change Approach