Biomedical Ethics and Society Research Group

About our research

The Biomedical ethics and society research group conducts interdisciplinary research at the interface between social science and bioethics, alongside research into the philosophical issues raised by the practice of medicine and developments in biotechnology. Members of the group have a particular interest in the following areas:

  • Reproductive ethics
  • Ethics of emergent technologies
  • Empirical ethics
  • Public policy and regulation
  • Ethical aspects of clinical research

The main teaching activity of the group is on the MBChB programme and the Group leads the Personal and Professional Development Theme. We are also interested in the nature and status of bio-medical ethics as a distinct subject area and in exploring themes related to teaching of bio-medical ethics, particularly to health care professionals. Members of the group also contribute to postgraduate programmes across the University.

Affiliated to the Philosophy Department’s Religion, Ethics and Practical Philosophy Group.