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Professor Kenneth Boyd - Honorary Vice-President

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Professor Emeritus Kenneth Boyd teaches Medical and Biomedical Ethics in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine of the University of Edinburgh. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics and a former General Secretary of the Institute of Medical Ethics. He chairs the Boyd Group on the Use of Animals in Science. He is College Cleric of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, of which he was elected a Fellow in 1997. He was editor of the Pond Report on the Teaching of Medical Ethics (1987)’, and co-editor with R Higgs and AJ Pinching of The New Dictionary of Medical Ethics (1997). He is author of numerous papers on medical ethics and humanities, including most recently ‘Genetic Models of Disease Resistance in Livestock: “What Does Our Conscience Want?”’, SCRIPT-ed (2008) 5:1; 161-167 ‘Coleridge, Medical Research and Metaphysical Imagination’ The Coleridge Bulletin NS 33 Summer 2009:13-23 and (with P Hall) 'Can Clinical Guidelines Afford to Ignore Cost-Effectiveness? An Ethical Perspective' PharmacoEconomics 34 [6] 529-531