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Dr Lucy Frith PhD

Reader in Bioethics and Social Science Health Services Research


    Bioethics and Social Science

    My research sits at the interface of bioethics, medical sociology and health services research and focuses on improving health-care decision-making and policy with a particular interest in combining empirical methods with ethical analysis. I have an expertise in empirical ethics, qualitative research methods and public patient involvement in research, service design and health policy.

    I have carried out research on pregnancy and childbirth; reproductive technologies (gamete and embryo donation); research ethics (clinical trials and public involvement and cross-cultural issues in consent); and the use of evidence in practice and policy. I have held visiting fellowships at the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Science and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge and the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law at the University of Hong Kong.

    Research Grants
    • Developing and evaluating an economic and ethico-legal framework for priority setting in health and social care
    • Facilitate public led research into inequalities in mental health care
    • From evidence to guidance on patient recruitment to clinical research in intensive care units.
    • Medicine, Markets and Morals: an inter-disciplinary research network on health and social care prioritisation
    • Debt Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: an Adaptive Randomised Controlled Trial (DeCoDer)
    • Global Perspectives on the Regulation of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics
    Research Collaborations

    Professor Soo Downe

    External: University of Central Lancashire

    Working on an EU COST Action

    Professor Eric Blyth

    External: The University of Huddersfield

    Donor concpetion

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