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PhD Candidate

Najd Alfawzan

Najd Alfawzan obtained her bachelor’s degree in medical sciences from King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, KSA. Then she got her master’s degree in Bioethics and Global Human Rights with an honor degree from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia, USA. Najd worked as an ethicist and a project manager at the Saudi Health Council, the health regulatory authority in Saudi Arabia, working on “Healthcare ethics Code in Saudi Arabia”, “Saudi media health ethics law”, “Health Data Sharing Law in Saudi” among other national projects. Currently, she is conducting her PhD research at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics at the University of Zurich with an awarded fellowship from the Saudi Ministry of Education. Her research focuses on ethical, legal, and social issues related to femtech, women's digital health, and health data privacy and sharing and security.

Research Interest
• Femtech ethics
• Women's digital health
• Digital health & well-being
• HCI ethics
• mHealth
• Feminists’ ethics
• Gender and Medicine
• Women's health ethics
• Reproductive health ethics
• Privacy and data sharing policies
• Children’s data ethics


University of Zurich


Faculty of Medicine


Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine