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Dr Kristin Voigt

Formerly at Lancaster University

Kristin Voigt

Research Interests

Kristin received her DPhil in Political Theory from the University of Oxford in 2008. Her thesis focused on luck egalitarian approaches to social justice and their implications for social policy. After finishing her DPhil, Kristin took up a post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard University Program in Ethics & Health to work on issues in public health ethics, such as tobacco control and the use of incentives in health care. At Lancaster, Kristin's research will focus on ethical issues surrounding policy strategies to combat childhood obesity, as part of the IDEFICS project.

Kristin has held teaching positions at Oxford, the University of Reading and the European College of Liberal Arts (ECLA) in Berlin.

Additional Information


(forthcoming) S. Nicholls, W. Gwozdz, L. Reisch and K. Voigt. 'Fiscal food policy: equity and practice', Perspectives in Public Health.

(forthcoming) 'Incentives, health promotion and equality', Health Economics, Policy and Law.

(2010) 'Smoking and social justice', Public Health Ethics 3(2): 91-106.

(2010) Kristin Voigt and Harald Schmidt. 'Wellness programs: a threat to fairness and affordable care', Hastings Center Health Care Cost Monitor, 13 January 2010.

(2010) Harald Schmidt, Kristin Voigt and Daniel Wikler. 'Carrots, sticks and health care reform - problems with wellness incentives', New England Journal of Medicine 362(2): e3(1)-e3(3).

(2007) 'Individual choice and unequal participation in higher education', Theory and Research in Education 5(1): 87-112.

(2007) 'The Harshness Objection: Is luck egalitarianism too harsh on the victims of option luck?', Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10(4): 389-407.

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