Norbert SteinkampIn this blog I present photographs and words about ideas, glimpses, encounters with people, fragments of things I see and think about. The intention is to be more in control of what is on the internet about myself. At the same time I’m using it as an experimental platform before proceeding to develop my own website. Your comment is very much appreciated, either here, at other places online (e.g. on Facebook or via the email) or, still my favorite, f2f.

My name is Norbert Steinkamp. I am a clinical bioethicist by profession and by passion; a teacher, lecturer, trainer, coach, author and photographer by passion and profession. I live and work in Nijmegen, a university town in the Dutch province of Gelderland, not far away from the border to Germany. Being German by origin, my life has stretched across borders for quite a while. For my work at the IQ Healthcare department of Radboud UMC Nijmegen as well as Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics. I’m mostly in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy; sometimes in the USA and Ireland and recently also in Canada.

I am the author, together with my colleague Bert Gordijn, of a much read and often used German workbook on clinical ethics in healthcare organizations. I’m also the author of a number of articles in international journals as well as bookchapters in the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.

Besides my work, I’ve received professional training in photography, which I am now aiming to integrate, together with lecturing, teaching and writing, into my set of professional skills. A study program at Photo Academy Amsterdam is helping me to achieve this goal. During a study leave at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics in spring and summer 2012, I became a member of Gallery 44, an artist-run gallery for the advancement of contemporary Canadian photography in Toronto, Ontario.