Jana Sedlakova

PhD Student


Jana completed her Master´s degree in Philosophy at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. During her studies, she spent two semesters at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where she wrote her master theses on the normativity of knowledge. Thereafter, she started PhD at the University of Fribourg with the focus on epistemology and philosophy of psychiatry. In 2019, she decided to change her initial PhD project and pursue a PhD project in ethics that is more praxis-oriented and interdisciplinary. In February 2020, she joined the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine.

Research Interests

  • Mental health and the question of good life
  • Patient´s experience
  • Philosophy and ethics of psychiatry
  • M-health
  • Informed consent and decision-making capacity
  • Conflict of values
  • Human enhancement