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Biomedical Ethics

The Biomedical Ethics Research Group conducts empirical and philosophical research into the ethical and societal issues raised by medical technologies - particularly focusing on children - including genetic, assisted reproductive and surgical technologies. The core research foci of the group include the ethical and social implications of genomic medicine, emerging assisted reproductive technologies, stem cell science, and public healthcare spending.

The Group produces: academic publications and presentations; ethical guidelines, policies, and procedures; and public engagement pieces. They also supervise research students and participate in ethics education and training.

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  • Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health
  • Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
  • Health Law and Ethics Network, University of Melbourne
  • Children’s Bioethics Centre, The Royal Children’s Hospital