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Bioethics, health and law

The continuing advancement of modern healthcare and medicine gives rise to an increasing number of controversial ethical issues.

It is these issues that our bioethics specialists seek to address, with research which explores the answers to some of today’s most debated questions.

Bringing together lawyers, medical law professionals and philosophers, our research in this area considers topics such as:

  • Eating disorders
  • End of life issues
  • Ethics of genetics and epigenetics
  • Mental health and capacity issues
  • Obligations towards future generations
  • Pregnancy, reproduction, surrogacy and sex selection
  • Psychiatric ethics
  • Public Health Ethics
  • Regulation of medicine and healthcare
  • Resource allocation
  • Sports ethics
  • Stem cell research/therapy and cloning
  • Transgenderism/gender dysphoria
  • Uses of human organs and tissues
  • Transgenderism/gender dysphoria