Dr. Andrea Palk

Lecturer, Philosophy Department, Stellenbosch University, Western Cape, South Africa

Dr Andrea Palk completed her studies in philosophy at Stellenbosch University in 2018, after having worked as a part-time lecturer and research assistant in the department for a number of years. During her studies, she received various awards and bursaries, including the Rector’s Medal for the top MA thesis in the faculty in 2014.  Her doctoral studies were supported by a three-year Innovation Bursary from the National Research Foundation, after which she was awarded a six-month Consolidoc Postdoctoral Bursary from Stellenbosch University. In July 2018, she was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow in the psychiatry department at UCT where she worked on themes related to the philosophy and ethics of psychiatry under the mentorship of Prof Dan Stein.  She was appointed as a permanent lecturer in the philosophy department at Stellenbosch University in May 2020.  Her research areas include various themes within bioethics (neuroethics, genethics and global mental health), moral philosophy and the philosophy of psychiatry.