Challenging questions and ethical obligations: the ethics of everyday practice > 21 January 2015

Richard Ashcroft


Keynote speaker

Richard Ashcroft

Richard works on the role of human rights theory, law and practice in bioethics policy, and on ethical challenges in public health. He was Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Incentives in Health, funded by the Wellcome Trust, with partners at Kings College London and the London School of Economics.  He has a longstanding interest in biomedical research ethics, and is ethics lead on two projects led by Dr Anna David at UCL on treatments and diagnostics in complex pregnancies. He is a Principal Investigator on the MRC-funded UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies. Richard is an honorary research fellow at the Centre for Ethics in Medicine, Bristol University and a fellow of the ETHOX Centre, Oxford University. He was Deputy Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, and still serves on the editorial boards of a number of other journals.  He was a member of the Ethics and Policy Advisory Committee of the Medical Research Council, Director of the Appointing Authority for Phase I Ethics Committees and is currently a member of the Royal College of Physicians working party on tobacco.



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