The Oxford Bioethics Network encourages interdisciplinary bioethics research and teaching within the broad field of medicine. People within the Network have interests in cloning, stem cell research, human enhancement, mental health, neuroscience, children and adolescent psychiatry, genetic databases/biobanks, e-science, translational research, privacy and confidentiality, global health, disability rights, intellectual property rights, and the regulation and governance of medical research in relation to genetics and new technologies. The aim of the Network is to develop evidence-based theory, policy and practice.
The core of the Network consists of scholars at the University of Oxford who are working in the Ethox Centre (Medical Sciences Division), the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (Philosophy, Division of Humanities), the James Martin Centre Programme on Ethics of the New Biosciences and the James Martin Future of Humanity Institute. St Cross College plays a pivotal role within the Network, as many of the people in the Network are affiliated with the college. The people in these centres come from a range of disciplines including philosophy, applied ethics, sociology, law, and clinical medicine. The Network is also open to anyone else who has interests in these areas.
The aims of the Network are to:-
· Connect people who may have similar interests through discussion groups, seminar series, and joint teaching and research initiatives.
· Increase the profile of social science and humanities research within the area of medicine at the University of Oxford.
· Develop research and teaching collaborations that promote interdisciplinary bioethics by interweaving ethics, law and social science methodologies and approaches.
· Provide mentorship and support to researchers at all stages of their careers, in order to develop capacity-building in this area.
Currently, membership of the Network is limited to scholars based within the University of Oxford. However, anyone outside the University who is interested in getting involved or learning more about the Network is welcome to get in touch and to join the email mailling list (contact details below).
If you would like to get involved in the Network, you will need to fill out an online questionnaire that will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. To access the questionnaire click here. This will give us some information about your research interests so that we can:-
· Put you in touch with people who are doing similar things.
· Link you up quickly with some of the activities going on the Network.
· Help to make the Network better and enable us to plan new activities.
The information that you provide will be shared with other people in the Network, but will not be given to any other third parties.
If you have any further questions, or would like to join the mailling list, please contact us direct or visit the website here