jenny zomer 2011 klein

Welcome to my site! My name is Jenny Slatman. I am an associate professor in the department of Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University. CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care.

I have studied physiotherapy at Deventer School for Physiotherapy (1986-1990), and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam (1990-1995) and the University of Paris XII (1997-1998). In 2001, I received my Ph.D. with distinction (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam.


At present, I am conducting and supervising a NWO-VIDI project on Bodily Integrity in Blemished Bodies (2011-2016)

My philosophical research involves reflections on various phenomena related to the body: embodied self-experience; embodied cognition, body image (disturbances); relation between inner experience and outward appearance; identity and bodily modifications; identity and disfigurements; bodily integrity.

In short: a philosophy of the body