Ana FRUNZĂ (CARAS)

BOOK SERIES EDITOR IN THE FIELD OF PHILOSOPHY – ASSOC. LECT. PhD. ANA FRUNZA –Ana Frunză obtained the title of Doctor of Philosophy from Al. I. Cuza University from Iaşi, Romania in 2014, with the thesis “Towards a new ethical expertise. Deconstructing ethical values”. She is rank III Scientific Researcher at LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences from Iaşi, Romania. Her main areas of interest are applied ethics, applied philosophy, social work, supervision of social services, ethics of scientific research, bioethics and ethical expertise. As a Fellowship Researcher in an Advanced Program in Research Ethics, conducted by the Union Graduate College Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership (Schenectady, New York) in partnership with the Department of Medical History and Ethics of Vilnius University, she graduated courses of “International Bioethics”, “International Research Ethics”, “Research Ethics” (2016). A significant part of her scientific research revolves around the construction of frameworks for the development of ethical expertise in the field of social services, seeking through a methodology based on deconstructivism, originated in Derridian philosophy, the development of a new model of ethical expertise – ethical supervision. The research undertaken so far is based, in addition to reflection on ethical expertise in the field of social services practice, on the attempt to identify the constitutive ethical values of social practice, and on the promotion of ethical expertise through various application models. In the field of research ethics, her scientific efforts have corroborated the activities carried out during the Advanced Research Ethics Program, followed in 2014-2015, supported by Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA. In this program she carried out the research project “Informed Consent between Theory and Practice in North – Eastern Region of Romania Medical Research Field”, within the LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania. She is an associate lecturer at the “Ştefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences, Romania.

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