Dr Mairi Levitt

Senior Lecturer

Current Teaching

PPR 242 Religion and Society

PPR 356 Religion in Schools

PPR 392b Ethics and Genetics

PPR.457 Social and Ethical Issues in Human Genetics

The right to know and the right not to know: genetic privacy and responsibility
Chadwick, R., Levitt, M., Shickle, D. 09/2014 2nd ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 216 p. ISBN: 9781107429796.
Book

Empowered by choice?
Levitt, M. 2014 In: The right to know and the right not to know. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 85-99. 15 p. ISBN: 9781107429796.
Chapter

The perfect pupil: changing aims and changing measures of success in school RE
Levitt, M., Muir, F. 2014 In: British Journal of Religious Education. 36, 2, p. 218-233. 16 p.
Journal article

Perceptions of nature, nurture and behaviour
Levitt, M. 12/12/2013 In: Life Sciences, Society and Policy. 9, 1, 11 p.
Journal article

Genes, environment and responsibility for violent behaviour: ‘Whatever genes one has it is preferable that you are prevented from going around stabbing people’
Levitt, M. 2013 In: New Genetics and Society. 32, 1, p. 4-17. 14 p.
Journal article

Genetics and crime
Levitt, M. 2012 In: Encyclopedia of applied ethics. Elsevier 8 p.
Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Educating the public to encourage organ donation?
Levitt, M. 03/2011 In: Organ shortage. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 52-66. 15 p. ISBN: 9780521198998.
Chapter

Relating to participants: how close do biobanks and donors really want to be?
Levitt, M. 2011 In: Health Care Analysis. 19, 3, p. 220-230. 11 p.
Journal article

Health and wealth, law and order : banking DNA against disease and crime.
Tutton, R., Levitt, M. 2010 In: Genetic suspects : global governance of forensic DNA profiling and databasing. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 85-104. 20 p. ISBN: 978-0-521-51943-4.
Chapter

Making human better and making better humans.
Levitt, M., O'Neill, F.K. 2010 In: Genomics, Society and Policy. 6, 1, p. 1-15. 15 p.
Journal article

Bioethics : an export product? Reflections on hands-on involvement in exploring the “External” validity of international bioethical declarations.
Levitt, M., Zwart, H. 09/2009 In: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry. 6, 3, p. 367-377. 11 p.
Journal article

‘It could just be an additional test couldn’t it?’: genetic testing for susceptibility to aggression and violence
Levitt, M., Pieri, E. 06/2009 In: New Genetics and Society. 28, 2, p. 189-200. 12 p.
Journal article

Risky individuals and the politics of genetic research into aggressiveness and violence.
Pieri, E., Levitt, M. 11/2008 In: Bioethics. 22, 9, p. 509-518. 10 p.
Journal article

Forensic databases: benefits and ethical and social costs.
Levitt, M. 09/2007 In: British Medical Bulletin. 83, 1, p. 235-248. 14 p.
Journal article

My genes made me do it? The implications of behavioural genetics for responsibility and blame
Levitt, M., Manson, N. 2007 In: Health Care Analysis. p. 33-40. 8 p.
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Behavioural genetics and risk of 'criminality' : Commentary.
Levitt, M. 10/2006 In: BioNews. 378
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Perspectives on public engagement
Levitt, M. 10/2006 In: ESRC Genomics Network Newsletter. 4, p. 12.
Journal article

Review of 'Wrestling with behavioural genetics, science ethics and public conversations'.
Levitt, M. 05/2006 In: Genomics, Society and Policy. 2, 1, p. 132-133. 2 p.
Journal article

Bar-coded children: an exploration of issues around the inclusion of children on the England and Wales National DNA database.
Levitt, M., Tomasini, F. 2006 In: Genomics, Society and Policy. 2, 1, p. 41-56. 16 p.
Journal article

Genetic technology : a threat to deafness?
Chadwick, R., Levitt, M. 2006 In: Bioethics : an anthology. Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell p. 137-144. 8 p. ISBN: 9781405129473.
Chapter

A well placed trust? Public perceptions of the governance of DNA databases.
Levitt, M., Weldon, S. 12/2005 In: Critical Public Health. 15, 4, p. 311-321. 11 p.
Journal article

Overcritical, overfriendly? : A dialogue between a sociologist and a philosopher on genetic technology and its applications.
Levitt, M., Hayry, M. 11/2005 In: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. 8, 3, p. 377-383. 7 p.
Journal article

Gene week: a novel way of consulting the public.
Levitt, M., Weiner, K., Goodacre, J. 01/2005 In: Public Understanding of Science. 14, 1, p. 67-79. 13 p.
Journal article

Ethical Issues: Overview
Levitt, M., Williams, G. 2005 In: Encyclopedia of social measurement. London : Elsevier p. 815-825. 11 p. ISBN: 0124438903 (set).
Chapter

Assisted Reproduction: Managing an Unruly Technology.
Levitt, M. 03/2004 In: Health Care Analysis. 12, 1, p. 41-49. 9 p.
Journal article

Complementarity rather than integration
Levitt, M. 2004 In: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. 7, 1, p. 81-83. 3 p.
Journal article

Public databases and privat(ised) property? A UK study of perceptions of privacy in relation to population based human genetic databases.
Weldon, S., Levitt, M. 2004 In: Blood and data. Ethical, legal and social aspects of human genetic databases. Reykjavik : University of Iceland Press and Centre for Ethics p. 181-186. 6 p. ISBN: 9979545933.
Chapter

Stimulating public debate on the ethical and social implications of the new genetics
Levitt, M., Weiner, K., Goodacre, J. 2004 In: Engaging the World: The Use of Empirical Research in Bioethics and Regulation of Biotechnology. Amsterdam : IOS Press p. 109-118. 10 p. ISBN: 1586034006.
Chapter

The Gene Shop at Manchester Airport
Levitt, M. 2004 In: Reconfiguring Nature: Issues and debates in the new genetics. Aldershot : Ashgate p. 15-28. 14 p. ISBN: 0754632377.
Chapter

Public consultation in bioethics. What's the point of asking the public when they have neither scientific or ethical expertise?
Levitt, M. 03/2003 In: Health Care Analysis. 11, 1, p. 15-25. 11 p.
Journal article

'Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should': young people's responses to biotechnology
Levitt, M. 2003 In: The Reordering of Nature: Theology, society, and the new genetics. London : T&T Clark 368 p. ISBN: 0567088960.
Chapter

Better together? Sociological and philosophical perspectives on bioethics
Levitt, M. 2003 In: Scratching the Surface of Bioethics. Amsterdam : Rodopi p. 19-27. 9 p. ISBN: 1417572744.
Chapter

Where are the Men and Boys? The Gender Imbalance in the Church of England.
Levitt, M. 2003 In: Journal of Contemporary Religion. 18, 1, p. 61-75. 15 p.
Journal article

Let the consumer decide? The regulation of commercial genetic testing.
Levitt, M.I. 1/11/2001 In: Journal of Medical Ethics. 27, 6, p. 398-403. 6 p.
Journal article

'Not so wrong that we are prepared to threaten the whole service': The regulation of reproductive technologies in the UK
Levitt, M. 2001 In: Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics. 7, 2, p. 45-51. 7 p.
Journal article

The Gene Shop at Manchester Airport
Levitt, M. 2000 In: New Genetics and Society. 19, 1, p. 79-89. 11 p.
Journal article

Drawing Limits: contemporary views on biotechnology
Levitt, M. 1999 In: Journal of Beliefs and Values. 20, 1, p. 41-50. 10 p.
Journal article

Genetic Technology: a threat to deafness
Chadwick, R., Levitt, M. 1999 In: Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy. 1, p. 1-7. 7 p.
Journal article

The ethics and impact on behaviour of knowledge about one's own genome
Levitt, M. 1999 In: BMJ. 319, p. 1283-1290. 8 p.
Journal article

The social and cultural significance of organ transplantation
Levitt, M. 1999 In: Archives of Hellenic Medicine. 16, 3, p. 283-287. 5 p.
Journal article

Ethical Issues in Community Health Care
Chadwick, R., Levitt, M., Chadwick, R., Levitt, M. 1998 London : Arnold. 152 p. ISBN: 034066195X.
Book

Genetic Screening and Ethics: European Perspectives
Chadwick, R., ten Have, H., Husted, J., Levitt, M., McGleenan, T., Shickle, D., Weising, U. 1998 In: Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 23, 3, p. 255-273. 19 p.
Journal article

The Gene Shop: Evaluation of a public education facility
Levitt, M. 1998
Working paper

Biotechnology and young citizens: Biocult in New Zealand and Japan
Levitt, M., Macer, D., Obata, H., Bezar, H., Daniels, K. 1997 In: Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics. 7, 4, p. 111-114. 4 p.
Journal article

Complementarity: multidisciplinary research in bioethics
Chadwick, R., Levitt, M. 1997 In: Bioethics Research: Policy, Methods and Strategies Proceedings of a European Conference (Roma 23-25 Nov. 1995). Roma : European Commission p. 73-82. 10 p.
Chapter

Natural ways are better: adolescents and the anti-obesity gene
Levitt, M. 1997 In: Science and Engineering Ethics. 3, 3, p. 305-315. 11 p.
Journal article

Professions in crisis: the ethical response
Chadwick, R., Levitt, M. 1997 In: Ethics in Crisis. Dublin : Veritas p. 55-65. 11 p.
Chapter

Religion in Schools
Levitt, M., Pollard, G. 1997 In: Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. San Diego : Academic Press p. 809-816. 8 p. ISBN: 0122270657.
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The End of Deafness? Deaf People, Deaf Genes and Deaf Ethics
Chadwick, R., Levitt, M. 1997 In: Deaf Worlds. 13, 2, p. 2-9. 8 p.
Journal article

The right to know and the right not to know
Chadwick, R., Levitt, M., Shickle, D. 1997 Aldershot : Avebury. 101 p. ISBN: 1859724248.
Book

EUROSCREEN: ethical and philosophical issues of genetic screening in Europe
Chadwick, R., Levitt, M. 1996 In: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London. 30, 1, p. 67-69. 3 p.
Journal article

Nice when they are young: Contemporary Christianity in families and schools
Levitt, M. 1996 Aldershot : Avebury. 171 p. ISBN: 1859723888.
Book

Nursing, education and values: a sociological perspective
Levitt, M. 1996 In: Themes and Perspectives in Nursing, 2nd ed. London : Chapman & Hall p. 325-340. 16 p. ISBN: 0-412-64220-4.
Chapter

'The church is very important to me'. A consideration of the relevance of Francis's "Attitude Towards Christianity" scale to the aims of Church of England aided schools
Levitt, M. 1995 In: British Journal of Religious Education. 17, 2, p. 100-107. 8 p.
Journal article

Cultural and social attitudes to biotechnology: analysis of the arguments with special reference to the views of young people
Levitt, M., Chadwick, R., Whitelegg, M., Häyry, H., Häyry, M., Lunshof, J. 1995 Directorate General, Science Research and Development, EUR 18491 EN EUROPEAN COMMISSION.
Book

Higher Education and Values
Levitt, M. 1995 In: Professional Ethics and Organisational Change. London : Edward Arnold p. 67-75. 9 p.
Chapter

Sexual identity and religious socialisation
Levitt, M. 1995 In: British Journal of Sociology. 46, 3, p. 529-536. 8 p.
Journal article

When Drug Treatment in the Elderly is not cost-effective: An Ethical Dilemma in an Environment of Healthcare Rationing
Chadwick, R., Levitt, M. 1995 In: Drugs and Aging. 7, 6, p. 416-441. 26 p.
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