Prof. Yael Hashiloni-Dolev

 Prof. Yael Hashiloni-Dolev

Prof. Yael Hashiloni-Dolev of the School of Government and Society at the Academic College of Tel Aviv - Yaffo, Israel, is a leading researcher in Sociology of health and illness, Bioethics, Sociology of the family, gender and STS.

 Her Studies about repro-genetics, age and fertility, sex selection, egg freezing and posthumous reproduction, have been published in leading professional journals such as:
Sociology of Health and Illness, Human Reproduction, Sterility and Fertility, Reproductive Biomedicine and Society, Journal of Medical Ethics, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, New Genetics and Society

As well as in leading Hebrew journals such as; Israeli Sociology, Theory and Criticism, Megamot and Tel-Aviv University Law Review.

Hashiloni-Dolev is the author of three books;
Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. (forthcoming, 2017). New Reproductive Technologies: Social and Bio-ethical debates. Open University (Hebrew).
Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. (2013). The Fertility Revolution. Ben Shemen: Modan Publishing House. (Hebrew)
Hashiloni-Dolev, Y. (2007). A Life (Un)Worthy of Living: Reproductive Genetics in Israel and Germany. Dordrecht: Springer.
And the Co-editor of the seminal book: Boas, Hagai., Hashiloni-Dolev, Yael., Davidovitch, Nadav.,  Filc Dani and Lavi, Shai. (Eds). (forthcoming, 2017).Bioethics in Israel: Socio-Legal, Political and Empirical Analysis. Cambridge Uni. Press.

In 2015 she was a senior research fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the University of Göttingen's Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Germany.  In 2010 she was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Biomedicine and Society (CBAS), at King’s College, London. Her post-doc position was held at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. During her PhD, she was a guest research student at Cologne University, Germany.

Hashiloni-Dolev is a Co. PI of a German-Israeli research team studying the Meanings and Practices of Prenatal Genetics in Germany and Israel, supported by the DFG  (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), together with Prof. Aviad Raz, Ben-Gurion University, Prof. Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, University of Lübeck & Prof. Christina Schües, Universities of Lübeck and Lüneburg.

She is also a member of an international research network studying the social and bioethical aspects of cryo-fertility together with Prof.  Charlotte Kroløkke, University of Southern Denmark, Prof. Dr. Silke Schicktanz, University Medical Center Göttingen and Prof. Aviad Raz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Her work has had major impact on law and policy.  Since 2013, she is a member of Israel's Bioethics National Committee. She served as a member of the Israeli Health Ministry's committee regarding the use of Big Data in medicine. She has also been a member of several committees of Israel's council of Higher Education. In 2011 Hashiloni-Dolev was invited to provide expert opinion to the Ministry of Justice's committee examining the issue of wrongful life. In recent years, her research concerning posthumous reproduction was quoted in numerous court decisions regarding this matter, including the formative Supreme Court's verdict.  Hashiloni-Dolev often publishes her opinions, mostly concerning women's issues and academic freedom, on public media.
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