Dr Christopher Gyngell is a Team Leader and Research Fellow in Biomedical Ethics group. This 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.
Chris’ research interests lie primarily in the ethical implications of biotechnologies and the philosophy of health and disease.
Dr Gyngell was previously a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he led a project titled "Selecting, Creating and Modifying Embryos", which investigated the ethical and legal implications of the gene editing technique CRISPR. Chris was awarded his PhD in Philosophy from the Australian National University in 2015. Before undertaking his PhD, Chris completed a Master’s degree in Applied Ethics and an Honours degree in Genetics.