Dr Nicola Williams

Wellcome Lecturer in the Ethics of Human Reproduction


Nicola Williams joined the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at the University of Lancaster in September 2014. Her research background is in the fields of Philosophy and Politics and her primary research interests concern questions of transplantation ethics, reproductive ethics, personal identity and intergenerational justice. She obtained her PhD, which explored on the philosophical questions raised by pre-implantation and pre-natal screening/selection of offspring from The University of Manchester in 2015.

Her most recent research has been funded by both The Wellcome Trust and the Leverhulme Trust. Between 2020 and 2022 she held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship focussing on the philosophical and policy questions raised by novel forms of organ and tissue transplantation such as hand, face and uterus transplantation and from April 2022 she has been lecturer on the Wellcome Trust funded Research Development Award: The Future of Human Reproduction.