Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Signe Mežinska Dr.Sc.Soc.

Visiting Professor
Philosophy 2011, Riga Stradins University
MSc Bioethics 2011, Union Graduate College (US)
Master of Philosophy 1998, University of Latvia
Bachelor of Philosophy 1995, University of Latvia

Significant Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Latvia, Faculty of Medicine 2017-currently
  • Docent, University of Latvia, Faculty of Medicine 2015-2017
  • Faculty member in the project “E-Education in Research Ethics: Central and Eastern Europe Advanced Certificate program” Union Graduate College & University of Vilnius 2009-currently
  • Researcher and lecturer, University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology and Faculty of Medicine 2011-2014
  • Lecturer, Riga Stradins University, Department of Humanities 2001-2009

Current research

  • Biomedical Research Ethics, Reproductive Ethics


  • Mezinska, S., Kakuk, P., Mijaljica, G., Waligóra, M., & O’Mathúna, D. P. (2016). Research in disaster settings: a systematic qualitative review of ethical guidelines. BMC Medical Ethics, 17, 62.
  • Mezinska S., Mileiko I. (2013). Risk Communication in Assisted Reproduction in Latvia: From Private Experience to Ethical Issues. Studia Philosophica Estonica, 6(2), 79-96.
  • Salmane-Kulikovska I., Mezinska S. (2013). ‘I had to help my child!’: The role of emotions, risk, and trust in use of nasal decongestants in children. Journal of Child Health Care, 17 (1), 41-52.
  • Mezinska S., Mileiko I. (2012). Metaphors of the Infertile Body: Talking about Assisted Reproduction in Latvia. The New Bioethics, 18 (1), 36–49.
  • Mezinska S., Mileiko I., Putnina A. (2012). Sharing responsibility in gamete donation: balancing relations and new knowledge in Latvia. Medical Studies, 3 (3), 185-196.
  • Salmane-Kulikovska I., Mezinska S., Rungule R., Dobelniece S. (2011). Information sources regarding common cold medicines in Latvia. Filosofija. Sociologija, 22(2), 198-206.
  • Dranseika V., Gefenas E., Cekanauskaite A., Hug K., Mezinska S., Peicius E., Silis V., Soosaar A., Strosberg M. (2011). Twenty Years of Human Research Ethics Committees in the Baltic States.Developing World Bioethics, 11 (1), 48–54.
  • Gefenas E., Dranseika V., Cekanauskaite A., Hug K., Mezinska S., Peicius E., Silis V., Soosaar A., Strosberg M. (2010). Non-equivalent Stringency of Ethical Review in the Baltic States: A Sign of a Systematic Problem in Europe? Journal of Medical Ethics, 2010: 36: 435-439.
  • Mezinska S. „Then She Looked at Me and Said – the Old Age!”: The Impact of Social Representations of Ageing on the Elderly People’s Chronic Illness Experience in Latvia. Culture and Society: Journal of Social Research, 2010; 1 (1): 29-41.