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Christine Boshuijzen-van Burken works as postdoctoral researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her research focuses on technology and ethics. Currently she is working on improving humanitarian logistics for refugees on a project called "The Refugee Crisis in Europe: Modeling Humanitarian Logistics". She has 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). Her dissertation was about ethics and military technology. Christine has a part-time job as assistant professor in military ethics at the Royal Military Academy in the Netherlands. She worked as postdoctoral researcher at Linnaeus University until 2017, where she analyzed the role of ethics and technology in the sharing economy. She uses insights from reformational philosophy to clarify normative issues related to technology in different contexts. Christine worked as assistant director of the OZSW (Dutch Research School for Philosophy) from 2014-2018. She is a reserve soldier at the National Reserve Corps and she worked for several years as a mechanical engineer prior to her doctoral studies. Christine is married to Richard and they have two sons.

External positions

Assistant Professor, Netherlands Defence Academy

1 Jan 2019 → …

Assistant-Director OZSW, Erasmus University Rotterdam

1 Sep 201431 Dec 2018

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Military Social Sciences
economy Social Sciences
decision making Social Sciences
soldier Social Sciences
legal system Social Sciences
complaint Social Sciences
moral philosophy Social Sciences
social structure Social Sciences

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Projects 2017 2019

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: Modelling Humanitarian Logistics

Royakkers, L., Gerrits, E., Boshuijzen - van Burken, C., Vromans - Staps, I., Vromans - Staps, I., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Vereggen - Tielemans, T.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 2006 2018

Relationships as basis for understanding social structures: – an enriched theory of enkapsis

Boshuijzen - van Burken, C. G., 28 May 2018, Reason, faith and practice in our common home: Festschrift on the occasion of Sytse Strijbos. Boshuijzen-van Burken, C. & Haftor, D. (eds.). Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers, p. 173-185 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access

Waarden in de vluchtelingenketen

Boshuijzen - van Burken, C. G., 1 Oct 2018, In : Sophie. 8, 5, p. 8-11 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Wat zijn waarden? een plaatsbepaling binnen de filosofie van Dooyeweerd

Boshuijzen - van Burken, C. G., 1 Oct 2018, In : Sophie. 8, 5, p. 12-15 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

An assessment of the uber app's normative practice

Boshuijzen-Van Burken, C. & Haftor, D. M., 1 Jan 2017, In : Philosophia Reformata. 82, 2, p. 192-215 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Structural Analysis

A proposal for a value sensitive design approach to modelling the refugee chain

Boshuijzen-van Burken, C. G., 4 Dec 2017, p. 501-502 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Management Information Systems