PD Dr. Stuart McLennan

Director of Research

Stuart McLennan ist Senior Research Associate am Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin (IGEM) der Technischen Universität München (TUM). Seit 2022 ist er stellvertretender Leiter des Instituts.

Seine Forschung ist in der Regel sehr interdisziplinär und praxisorientiert und nutzt den Ansatz der empirischen Bioethik, der ethische, rechtliche und politische Analysen mit empirischen Methoden integriert. Sein allgemeiner Forschungsschwerpunkt liegt auf ethischen und regulatorischen Fragen im Zusammenhang mit lernenden Gesundheitssystemen, insbesondere Datenwissenschaft und KI im Gesundheitswesen, Patientensicherheit und Qualitätsverbesserung sowie klinische Forschung. Er ist auch intensiv an der Entwicklung des neuen interdisziplinären Ansatzes der embedded ethics (EE) zur Integration ethischer Überlegungen in die KI-Entwicklung beteiligt.

Er hat bislang 9 geförderte Forschungsprojekte erfolgreich geleitet mit einem Drittmittelumfang von ca. 451.000 EUR. Seine Forschungen wurden in führenden Fachzeitschriften für Medizinethik und Gesundheit veröffentlicht. Er hat ein umfangreiches deutsch- und englischsprachiges Lehrangebot für Medizinethik und Medical Humanities für Medizinstudierende in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich entwickelt.

Stuart McLennan hat einen Bachelor in Philosophie (mit Schwerpunkt Ethik und Moralphilosophie), einen Master in Bioethik und Gesundheitsrecht (mit Auszeichnung), einen PhD in Biomedizinischer Ethik (mit Summa Cum Laude), und im Dezember 2020 erhielt er seine Habilitation und Venia docendi in Biomedizinischer Ethik von der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Basel. Das Umhabilitationsverfahren an der Medizinischen Fakultät der TUM wurde im Herbst 2021 erfolgreich abgeschlossen.

  • Lernende Gesundheitssysteme
  • Ethik der medizinischen KI
  • Embedded-Ethik
  • Patientensicherheit und Qualitätsverbesserung
  • Klinische Forschung
2022
McLennan, Stuart; Rachut, S; Lange, J; Fiske, Amelia; D, Heckmann; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Practices and attitudes of Bavarian stakeholders regarding the secondary-use of health data for research purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative interview study
Heravi, T; Henn, A; Deuster, S; McLennan, Stuart; V, Gloy; Mitter, V; Briel, M; (2022) Investigational Medicinal Products, related Costs and Hospital Pharmacy Services for Investigator-Initiated Trials: An empirical mixed-methods study
Satalkar, P*; McLennan, Stuart*; Elger, BS; von Elm, E; M, Briel; (2022) Investigators’ sense of failure thwarted transparency in clinical trials discontinued for poor recruitment
Wilhelm, D; Hartwig, R; McLennan, Stuart; Arnold, S; P, Mildner; Feußner, H; Neumuth, T; Bieck, R; (2022) Ethische, legale und soziale Implikationen bei der Anwendung künstliche-Intelligenz-gestützter Technologien in der Chirurgie
McLennan, Stuart; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Ethische Aspekte digitaler Gesundheitstechnologien Marckmann, Georg;
McLennan, Stuart; Fiske, Amelia; Tigard, Daniel; Müller, R; Sami, Haddadin; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Embedded ethics: a proposal for integrating ethics into the development of medical AI
Hangel, Nora; Schönweitz, Franziska; McLennan, Stuart; Fiske, Amelia; Bettina, Zimmermann; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Solidaristic behavior and its limits: A qualitative study about German and Swiss residents’ behaviors towards public health measures during COVID-19 lockdown in April 2020
Fiske, Amelia; Schönweitz, Franziska; Eichinger, Johanna; Zimmermann, Bettina; Nora, Hangel; Sierawska, Anna; McLennan, Stuart; Buyx, Alena; (2022) The COVID-19 Vaccine: Trust, doubt, and hope for a future beyond the pandemic in Germany
Fiske, Amelia; Galasso, Ilaria; Zimmermann, Bettina; McLennan, Stuart; Isabella, Radhuber; Prainsack, Barbara; (2022) The Second Pandemic: Examining structural inequality through reverberations of COVID-19 in Europe
McLennan, Stuart; (2022) Die ethische Aufsicht über die Datenwissenschaft im Gesundheitswesen [The ethical oversight of data science in health care] Richter, Gesine; Loh, W; Buyx, Alena; Graf von Kielmansegg, S;
Fiske, Amelia; McLennan, Stuart; (2022) Diversity in German-speaking medical ethics and humanities
Fiske, Amelia; McLennan, Stuart; Buyx, Alena; (2022) Qualitative Evidence for Concern: Digital health technologies and the COVID-19 pandemic
2021
McLennan, Stuart; Jansen, Carolin; Buyx, Alena; (2021) The Discussion of Risk in German Surgical Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Qualitative Review
McLennan, Stuart; Nussbaumer-Streit, B; Hemkens, L; Briel, M; (2021) Barriers and Facilitating Factors for Conducting Systematic Evidence Assessments in Academic Clinical Trials
McLennan, Stuart; Griessbach, A; Briel, M; (2021) Practices and attitudes of Swiss stakeholders regarding investigator-initiated clinical trials funding acquisition and cost management
Eichinger, Johanna; Kone, I; Filges, I; Shaw, D; Bettina, Zimmermann; Elger, B; McLennan, Stuart; (2021) The full spectrum of ethical issues in pediatric genome-wide sequencing: a systematic qualitative review
Fiske, Amelia; McLennan, Stuart; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Ethical Insights from the Covid-19 Pandemic in Germany: considerations for building resilient healthcare systems in Europe
Briel, M; Elger, B; McLennan, Stuart; Schandelmaier, S; E, von Elm; Satalkar, P; (2021) Exploring reasons for recruitment failure in clinical trials: a qualitative study with clinical trial stakeholders in Switzerland, Germany, and Canada
Emmert, M*; McLennan, Stuart*; (2021) One Decade of Online Patient Feedback: A Longitudinal Analysis of Data from a German Physician Rating Website
Zimmermann, Bettina; Fiske, Amelia; McLennan, Stuart; Sierawska, Anna; Nora, Hangel; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Motivations and Limits for COVID-19 Policy Compliance in Germany and Switzerland
Fiske, Amelia; Schneider, A; McLennan, Stuart; Karapetyan, S; Alena, Buyx; (2021) The Impact of COVID-19 on Patient Health and Self-Care Practices: A mixed methods survey with German patients
Kuhn, Eva; Müller, S; Teusch, C; Tanner, G; M, Gude; Baur, C; Heidbrink, L; Bamberg, E; McLennan, Stuart; Buyx, Alena; (2021) Interfaces of Occupational Health Management and Corporate Social Responsibility: A multi-centre qualitative study from Germany
2020
McLennan, Stuart; (2020) Rejected Online Feedback from a Swiss Physician Rating Website between 2008 to 2017: Analysis of 2352 Ratings
Gloy, V; McLennan, Stuart; Rinderknecht, M; Ley, B; B, Meier; Driessen, S; Gervasoni, P; Hirschel, B; Benkert, P; Gilles, I; von Elm, E; Briel, M; (2020) Uncertainties about the need for ethics approval in Switzerland: a mixed-methods study
McLennan, Stuart; Lee, MM; Fiske, Amelia; Celi, LA; (2020) AI ethics is not a panacea
McLennan, Stuart; Fiske, Amelia; Haddadin, Sami; Harder, Jan; Alena, Buyx; (2020) Embedded ethics: A proposal for integrating ethics into the development of healthcare AI
Fiske, Amelia; Tigard, Daniel; Müller, Ruth; Haddadin, Sami; Alena, Buyx; McLennan, Stuart; (2020) Embedded ethics could help implement the pipeline model framework for machine learning healthcare applications Comment
McLennan, Stuart; Fiske, Amelia; Celi, LA; Müller, R; J, Harder; Ritt, K; Haddadin, S; Buyx, Alena; (2020) An embedded ethics approach for AI development
2019
McLennan, Stuart; Moore, J; (2019) New Zealand District Health Boards’ Open Disclosure Policies: A Qualitative Review
McLennan, Stuart; (2019) The ethical oversight of learning health care activities in Switzerland: a qualitative study
McLennan, Stuart; Shaw, D; Celi, LA; (2019) The challenge of local consent requirements for global critical care databases
McLennan, Stuart; (2019) The Content and Nature of Narrative Comments on Swiss Physician Rating Websites: Analysis of 849 Comments
Martani, A; Genevieve, LD; Pauli-Magnus, C; McLennan, Stuart*; B*, Elger; (2019) Regulating the secondary use of data for research: arguments against genetic exceptionalism
McLennan, Stuart; (2019) Quantitative Ratings and Narrative Comments on Swiss Physician Rating Websites: Frequency Analysis
2018
McLennan, Stuart; Maritz, R; Shaw, D; Elger, B; (2018) The inconsistent ethical oversight of health care quality data in Switzerland
McLennan, Stuart; Kahrass, H; Wieschowski, S; Strech, D; H, Langhof; (2018) The spectrum of ethical issues in a Learning Health Care System: a systematic qualitative review
McLennan, Stuart; Strech, D; Kahrass, H; (2018) Why are so few patients rating their physicians on German physician rating websites? A qualitative study
Tyler, PD; Stone, DJ; Geisler, BP; McLennan, Stuart; LA, Celi; Rush, BR; (2018) Racial and Geographic Disparities in Interhospital ICU Transfers
McLennan, Stuart; (2018) The law as a barrier to error disclosure: a misguided focus?
2017
McLennan, Stuart; Strech, D; Kahrass, H; (2017) Public awareness and use of German physician ratings sites: Cross-sectional survey of four north German cities
Pless, A*; McLennan, Stuart*; Nicca, D; Shaw, D; B, Elger; (2017) Reasons why Nurses Decline Influenza Vaccination: a Qualitative Study
McLennan, Stuart; Schwappach, D; Harder, Y; Staender, S; B, Elger; (2017) Patient Safety Issues in Office-based Surgery and Anaesthesia in Switzerland: A Qualitative Study
Pless, A; Shaw, D; McLennan, S*; Elger, E*; (2017) Nurses’ Attitudes towards Enforced Measures to Increase Influenza Vaccination: A Qualitative Study
McLennan, Stuart; Strech, D; Reimann, S; (2017) Developments in the Frequency of Ratings and Evaluation Tendencies: A Review of German Physician Rating Websites
2016
McLennan, Stuart; Diebold, M; Rich, LE; Elger, B; (2016) Nurses’ Perspectives Regarding the Disclosure of Errors to Patients: A Qualitative Study
2015
McLennan, Stuart; Rich, LE; Truog, RD; (2015) Apologies in medicine: Legal protection is not enough
McLennan, Stuart; Elger, B; (2015) Criminal Liability and Medical Errors in Switzerland: An Unjust System?
McLennan, Stuart; Engel-Glatter, S; Meyer, AH; Schwappach, DLB; DH, Scheidegger; Elger, B; (2015) The Impact of Medical Errors on Swiss Anaesthesiologists: A Cross-Sectional Survey
McLennan, Stuart; Engel-Glatter, S; Meyer, AH; Schwappach, DLB; DH, Scheidegger; Elger, B; (2015) Disclosing and Reporting Medical Errors: Cross-sectional survey of Swiss Anaesthesiologists
McLennan, Stuart; Shaw, D; Leu, A; Elger, B; (2015) Professional Liability Insurance and Medical Error Disclosure
Werding, M; McLennan, Stuart; (2015) International Portability of Health-Cost Cover: Mobility, Insurance, and Redistribution
2014
McLennan, Stuart; Rich, LE; (2014) Should Health Care Providers Be Forced to Apologise After Things Go Wrong?
Fuchs, L; Novack, V; McLennan, Stuart; Celi, LA; Y, Baumfeld; Park, S; Howell, MD; Talmor, DS; McLennan, Stuart; Talmor, D; Celi, LA; (2014) Trends in severity of illness on ICU admission and mortality among the elderly
McLennan, Stuart; (2014) Behandlungsfehler [Medical Errors] Elger, B; Biller-Andorno, N; Rütsche, B;
2013
McLennan, Stuart; (2013) The Handling of Medical Errors in New Zealand Frewer, A; Schmidt, KW; Bergemann, L;
McLennan, Stuart; Engel, S; Ruhe, K; Leu, A; D, Schwappach; Elger, B; (2013) Implementation Status of Error Disclosure Standards Reported by Swiss Hospitals
McLennan, Stuart; Truog, RD; (2013) Apology Laws and Open Disclosure
2012
McLennan, Stuart; (2012) CPR Policies and the Patient’s Best Interests
McLennan, Stuart; Beitat, K; Lauterberg, J; Vollmann, J; (2012) Regulating Open Disclosure: A German Perspective
McLennan, Stuart; (2012) Accessing Justice After An Adverse Event: An International PerspectiveSchmidt, KW; Sold, M; Verrel, T;
2011
McLennan, Stuart; Paterson, R; Skegg, PDG; Aickin, R; (2011) The use of CPR in New Zealand: is it always lawful?
2010
McLennan, Stuart; Wicker, S; (2010) Reflections of the influenza vaccination of healthcare workers
McLennan, Stuart; Celi, LA; Gillett, G; Penney, J; M, Foss; (2010) Nurses share their views on end-of-life issues
2009
McLennan, Stuart; Vollweiler, M; Celi, LA; (2009) How can nurses’ ‘flu vaccination rates be boosted?
2008
McLennan, Stuart; (2008) The development of CPR
Glasgow, JL; McLennan, Stuart; High, KJ; Celi, LA; (2008) Quality of Dying in a New Zealand Teaching Hospital
McLennan, Stuart; Gillett, G; Ceil, LA; (2008) Healer, heal thyself: Health care workers and the influenza vaccination
Carden, GP; Graham, JW; McLennan, Stuart; Celi, LA; (2008) Long-Term Outcome of Long Stay ICU and HDU Patients in a New Zealand Hospital
2007
McLennan, Stuart; Celi, LA; Roth, P; (2007) The Health and Safety in Employment Act and the influenza vaccination of healthcare workers
2005
McLennan, Stuart; (2005) Surrogacy and the Child’s Right to Identity
  • Ethik- und Palliativseminar (Leistungsnachweis GTE) (SoSe und WiSe)
  • Ethical Considerations in Global Health (SoSe). Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich.
  • AI Ethics in Medical Imaging (WiSe). Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich

Stuart McLennan hält wissenschaftliche und öffentliche Vorträge zu den folgenden Themengebieten:

  • Lernende Gesundheitssysteme
  • Ethik der medizinischen KI
  • Embedded-Ethik
  • Patientensicherheit und Qualitätsverbesserung
  • Klinische Forschung