As an empirical philosopher, Gili Yaron studies such themes as extended embodiment, the meaning of illness and health, and patient experiences. In 2018, she completed her PhD in Medical Humanities at Maastricht University. Her thesis, entitled ‘Doing facial difference’, explores the lived experiences of people who have lost facial limbs and use a silicone facial prosthesis as a substitute. Yaron has held research and teaching positions at the Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, and the University of Groningen. At the moment, she works as a senior researcher at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University, investigating the uptake of the ‘positive health’ movement.
Ba Philosophy & Ma Philosophy (cum laude)
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