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Mirjam Faissner
Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Preventive Medicine, LWL University Hospital, Ruhr University Bochum

Mirjam works as a postdoc in the Ethics of Psychiatry working group at the LWL University Hospital for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Preventive Medicine Bochum and has been part of the research group SALUS since January 2021.

Mirjam studied medicine at the University of Hamburg with visits abroad in France, Australia and Sri Lanka. In parallel, she studied Philosophy and French Literature at the University of Hamburg before completing a master’s in Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry at King's College London. Her academic performance in her master's program was recognized with the Simon Dally Book Award. Her medical dissertation in Psychiatry at the UKE was awarded the Hedwig Wallis Dissertation Prize in Psychosocial Medicine.

In addition to coercion in psychiatry, her research interests include feminist theory with a focus on intersectionality, participatory research, and social epistemology.