About Us

Director

Dr. Assya Pascalev is the Executive Director of the Center. She holds a doctorate in applied philosophy with expertise in biomedical ethics, moral philosophy, applied and professional ethics (including research ethics, food ethics, the ethics of biotechnology), ethical theory and the philosophy of death and dying.

Sr. Research Fellow

Dr. Adelina Ilieva is a Senior Fellow at the Center. She holds a doctorate in the philosophy of science from the Center for Science Studies and History of Science at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Science Studies and History of Science, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Science and Innovation Policy Department. Her main areas of interest are research ethics, biomedical ethics, ethical norms in science, ethical issues in genetic testing and the interaction of medicine and technology.

Sr. Research Fellow

Dr. Dani Krastev is a Senior Fellow at the BCB. She is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales and Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Sydney, Australia. She holds an MD and a Master in Medical Informatics and Health Management. Her research focuses on the activities of ethics committees and developing training programs for ethics committee members. She has over 14 publications and reports in the field of bioethics, primary health care, health management and public health.

Research Associate

Mario Pascalev holds a PhD in applied philosophy and an MBA in management of information systems. He is the author of “Territoriality”, a jurisprudential study of rights across international borders. His research interests are in the ethical issues of global outsourcing, data security and cyber crime across sovereign states, with particular attention to biomedical data. He has worked as an information systems consultant for Merrill Lynch, IBM, Computer Sciences Corporation, or their subsidiaries.

Advisory Board


Dr. George Agich is bioethicist, professor of philosophy and director of the Values Program at Bowling Green State University and former chair of the department of bioethics at the world-famous Cleveland Clinic in the USA and a former professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University.


Professor Peter Sandoe is Research Professor in Bioethics at The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen. He is Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Bioethics and Risk Assessment. Since 1992, he has been serving as Chairman of the Danish Ethical Council for Animals. He is the founder and President of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics.


Professor Dr. Hristo Todorov is Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Sociology at New Bulgarian University. He is the author of over 60 works published in Bulgarian, English, German, French, Spanish and Hungarian. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of History of Philosophy at Sofia University and a Vice-Chair of the Institute for German Social and Humanitarian Sciences "Germanicum" at Sofia University and a visiting Professor at European University Viadrina at Frankfurt am Oder.

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