Centre for Bioethics and Medical Law

The Centre brings together University researchers with expertise in law, ethics, and philosophy. Our aim is to foster research and to inform public and policy debates in bioethics and medical law.

Academics affiliated to the Centre are currently engaged in individual research and collaborative projects exploring:

  • Beginning of life issues including reproductive (bio)technologies and genetic screening
  • Sexual boundary violations in the doctor-patient relationship
  • Informed consent, confidentiality and truth-telling
  • Patient knowledge and expertise
  • Children, family and medicine
  • The regulation of biotechnologies such as xenotransplantation
  • Genetics, crime and responsibility
  • The (criminal) laws regulation of bioethical controversies
  • Public health and interventions to prevent non-communicable diseases
  • Law and global health

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Archived information can be found in the archive website