Claudia Landwehr studied political science in Bonn, Sheffield and Hamburg from 1997-2003. She earned her doctoral degree (Dr. phil.) from the University of Hamburg in 2007, where she was a junior research fellow from 2004-2007. Her doctoral thesis dealt with the formation of political preferences in deliberative institutions and included a case study of the German conflict over the importation of embryonic stem cells. In 2007, she was an academic visitor at the Australian National University. In 2008, Claudia Landwehr won a Schumpeter Fellowship from the VolkswagenStiftung to carry out research on priority setting in health care. In 2011, she was appointed as a professor of public policy at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Her main research interests are: theories of justice and democracy and health politics.
While visiting the Program in Ethics and Health, Dr. Landwehr worked on her project on decision-making procedures in the allocation of health care in OECD-countries.