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Christine Boshuijzen-van Burken is Associate Professor by Special Appointment in Christian Philosophy at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). In her role (0.1 fte) she focusses on ethics and technology from a christian philosophical perspective. Boshuijzen-van Burken's main affiliation is with The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia where she has a full time position in ethics of technology. Her research there is on ethics of AI and autonomous systems. Her previous research includes ethics of military technology, ethics of humanitarian logistics for refugees, ethics and technology in the sharing economy, normative practices and reformational philosophy. Her dissertation was on the role of technology on moral decision making in military opertions. 

Academic background

Christine Boshuijzen-van Burken holds a BSc in Human Kinetic Technology (The Hague University of Technology, 2002), a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (Eindhoven, Fontys University of Professional Education, 2004), a MA at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Philosophy (2006) and a PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology (2014).

She held research and teaching positions at Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, the Royal Military Academy in the Netherlands, Linnaeus University in Sweden and Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Since 2020 she works as senior research associate in the School of Systems and Computing at UNSW Canberra, Australia. She was appointed to the chair of Christian Philosophy at TU/e in 2024. 


I like to inspire students to humbly and boldly work as responsible engineers in todays society. Philosophy and Ethics of Technology and Christian Philosophy have strong roots in the Netherlands and together offer an excellent framework to thinking about technology.


Christine Boshuijzen-van Burken holds the Special Chair in Christian Philosophy at TU/e. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Senior Research Associate, University of New South Wales

11 Jan 2020 → …

Assistant Professor, Netherlands Defence Academy

1 Jan 201931 Dec 2019

Assistant-Director OZSW, Erasmus University Rotterdam

1 Sept 201431 Dec 2018


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  • 1st Prize in Safety Category Data4Refugees

    Frydenlund, E. (Recipient), Gore, R. (Recipient), Sener, M. Y. (Recipient), van Burken, C. G. (Recipient), DeKock, C. (Recipient) & Bozdag, E. (Recipient), 21 Jan 2019

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