Ph.D. Sociology, Teesside University
Mag.phil. Sociology, Vienna University
Bakk.phil. Sociology, Vienna University


Research interests

  • The significance of age and gender for older people's internet use
  • Images of ageing and user scripts in technology development processes
  • Success and patient information in assisted reproductive technologies
  • Plurality and change of conceptions of health
  • Sexuality in later life
  • Concepts of ageing well


Biographical note

Since March 2015 Selma Kadi is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities at Tübingen University (7/2013-1/2015), postgraduate research assistant at the School of Social Sciences and Law at Teesside University (4/2009-2/2011) and freelancer at the social science research and consulting institute abif (11/2003-9/2005).


Recent publications

  • Ehni, H.-J., Kadi, S., Schermer, M. und S. Venkatapuram (2018) Toward a global geroethics – gerontology and the theory of the good human life Bioethics 32: 261-268.
  • Kadi, S. and U. Wiesing (2018) Well informed by national registers? A comparison of national ART registers in Germany, France and the United Kingdom The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Healthcare 22(6):465-471.
  • Kadi, S. and U. Wiesing (2016) The German IVF Register as an Instrument to Document Assisted Reproductive Technologies (German Version: Das Deutsche IVF-Register als Instrument zur Dokumentation der assistierten Reproduktionstechnologien) Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde 76(6): 680-684.
  • Beimborn, M., Kadi, S., Köberer N., Mühleck, M. and M. Spindler (2016) Focusing on the Human: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Ageing and Technology in: Dominguez-Rue, Emma and Linda Nierling (Editors) Age and Technology. Perspectives from the Social Sciences Science Studies Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag
  • Kadi, S. and U. Wiesing (2015) Uninformed Decisions? The Online Presentation of Success and Failure of IVF and Related Methods on German IVF Centre Websites (German Version: Entscheidung ohne Information? Die Darstellung von Erfolg und Misserfolg der IVF und angrenzender Methoden auf den Websites deutscher IVF-Zentren) Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde 75 (12): 1258-1263.


Recent teaching

  • Medical Terminology
  • Ethical issues in assisted reproduction


Consultation hours

By arrangement



Dr. Selma Kadi

Institute for Ethics and History of Medicine

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72074 Tübingen




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