South East

South East regional group

The South East regional group of ethics and law leads is made up of representatives from the following medical schools:

  • Barts and the London (Queen Mary)
  • Brighton and Sussex
  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London
  • Oxford
  • St George's
  • Southampton
  • University College London

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About the group's work

To contact the regional group please email: contact@instituteofmedicalethics.org


About the group members

Barts and the London (Queen Mary) - Dr Miran Epstein

I am Reader in Medical Ethics at Barts and The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. I am responsible for leading, organising and delivering the teaching of medical ethics and law throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. I also lead and deliver a module on research ethics in the B Med Sci in Molecular Science course and a module on the history of contemporary medical ethics in the Bsc and Msc in Global Health course. My research interests are in the sociology and history of medical ethics and bioethics, history and philosophy of ideas, science and medicine, and critical theory. I have published widely on informed consent, end-of-life care, research ethics, transplant ethics, commercial conflicts of interest, and sociology of bioethics.

View Miran's full profile - on the Barts and the London (Queen Mary) website

Contact Miran: m.epstein@qmul.ac.uk

 

Brighton and Sussex - Dr Bobbie Farsides

View Bobbie's full profile - on the Brighton and Sussex website 

 

Imperial College - Dr Wing May Kong PhD, MA, MbbChir, FRCP

I am a consultant endocrinologist in a West London Hospital and the Vertical Theme Head for Ethics, Leadership and Professionalism in the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College.  As Vertical Theme Head, I am responsible for the organisation and delivery of teaching in ethics, law, professionalism, leadership and management throughout the undergraduate curriculum, ensuring vertical as well as horizontal integration.  We run a 10 week BSc module 'Death, Autopsy and the Law' which provides students with an opportunity to explore ethical and legal issues around death, dying and the dead body.  My research interests are around education in medical ethics and law and antenatal screening.

View Wing's full profile - on the Imperial College website

 

King's College London - Dr Carolyn Johnston

I am Adviser in Medical Ethics and Law at King's College London, School of Medicine.  I teach ethics and law throughout the undergraduate curriculum and I am module leader for the law module on the Intercalated BSc 'Medical Ethics and Law'.  I am particularly interested in the use of film as a learning tool.  I am involved with the 4th year Student Selected Component 'Medicine in Film' and have been awarded funding to create film vignettes for teaching and assessment of ethics at King's.  My research interests are in adolescent healthcare decision making, advance decisions and clinical ethics committees.

View Carolyn's full profile - on the King's College website

 

Oxford - Professor Michael Parker

I am Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford. Together with Dr Michael Dunn and Dr Mark Sheehan, I teach medical ethics and law in the Oxford Medical School. My main research interest is in the ethics of collaborative global health research. Together with partners at the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs) in Viet Nam, Malawi, Thailand-Laos, Kenya, and South Africa I co-ordinate the Global Health Bioethics Network - www.globalhealthbioethics.net - which is a programme to carry out ethics research and build ethics capacity across the MOPs. The Global Health Bioethics Network is funded through a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award. Michael also leads the ethics programme of the Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network (MalariaGEN) - www.malariagen.net My other main research interest is in the ethical aspects of the clinical use of genetics. Since 2001, with Anneke Lucassen, Tara Clancy, and Angus Clarke I have co-ordinated the Genethics Club - www.genethicsclub.org - a national ethics forum for health professionals and genetics laboratory staff in the United Kingdom to discuss the ethical issues arising in their day-to-day practice and to share good practice. This work has been published as Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

View Michael's full profile - on the Ethox centre website

Contact Michael: michael.parker@ethox.ox.ac.uk

 

St George's - Professor Deborah Bowman

I am Professor of Bioethics, Clinical Ethics and Medical Law at St. George's, University of London where I have worked since 2000. I am committed to educational innovation in teaching and learning about medical ethics and law and, in particular, the development of integrated curricula that not only meet the theoretical requirements of a core curriculum but also makes links with clinical practice and student support. Specific innovations in which I have been involved include the development of the 'educational incident form', clinical ethics road shows, a clinical ethics coaching and mentoring scheme, virtual patients and a student clinical ethics forum. Recently I have been working with Professor Mary Gentile on adapting her work - the 'Giving Voice to Values' project - for a UK healthcare context to support students and practitioners in navigating the gap that can exist between the educational and clinical learning settings. I am keen to draw on the humanities to to foster ethical awareness and facilitate learning in ethics, in particular literature, drama, theatre and creative writing.

I am an accredited mediator and have an interest in manifestations and resolution of ethical disagreement. I maintain an active interest in clinical ethics and ward-based education and support. After serving as the Honorary Secretary to the St. George's Clinical Ethics Committee for five years, I now provide expert support to the Clinical Ethics Forum at Kingston NHS Trust where I hold an Honorary Contract.

I have written widely, particularly on the subjects of ethical erosion, medical error, primary care ethics, professional development in ethics, virtue ethics and public engagement in clinical ethics. One of my books (co-written with Drs Gautam Mehta and Bilal Iqbal for Oxford University Press) was highly commended in the 2011 BMA Book Awards. I have actively sought collaborations that cross disciplinary boundaries and bridge the gap between academic work, clinical practice and healthcare policy. I have contributed to a wide range of national organisations including the General Medical Council, the National Clinical Assessment Service, the Health Foundation, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence.I have a commitment to public engagement in bioethics and clinical ethics which has led to a number of collaborations with the media (in both drama and factual programming), contributions to national literary and science festivals and links to communities beyond the professional bioethics world. I am a regular panellist on, and advisor to, the programme Inside the Ethics Committee which is in its 8th year and I am currently developing a programme for the BBC about clinical ethics cases and stories that changed practice.

I am always happy to hear from colleagues interested or working in the field and thrive on collaboration.

View Deborah's full profile 

Contact Deborah:dbowman@sgul.ac.uk

 

St George's - Dr Carwyn Hooper

Dr. Carwyn Rhys Hooper is a Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law at St George's, University of London. He has formally studied medicine, philosophy, medical education and, courtesy of a PhD, law. But he also has a keen interest in history and literature. He has research interests in global bioethics, the application of political philosophy to healthcare and health policy, and the use of novel e-Learning resources in the teaching and assessment of medical ethics. He is a member of St George's Clinical Ethics Committee, St George's Ethical Review Board and the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics Research Department. He is also a columnist/blogger for The Conversation.

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Contact Carwyn: chooper@sgul.ac.uk

 

Southampton - Dr Angela Fenwick

Angela Fenwick is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Education at the University of Southampton and co-ordinates the ethics and law teaching for undergraduate medical students. Her background is in social science and she has also taught sociology applied to medicine. Angela chairs the School of Medicine Research Ethics Committee and sits on the hospital CEC. She also sits on the board of trustees for the UK Clinical Ethics Network (UKCEN). She has many years experience of medical education and in particular developing and evaluating educational programmes. Her current interests include the use of the body in medicine, the limits of individual autonomy and how we can better help medical students to engage with ethics and law.

View Angela's full profile - on the University of Southampton's website

Contact Angela: A.J.Fenwick@soton.ac.uk

 

Southampton - Professor Anneke Lucassen

View Anneke's full profile - on the University of Southampton's website

Contact Anneke: A.M.Lucassen@soton.ac.uk

 

University College London - Dr Vinnie Nambisan MBChB MRCP (UK) MA Bsc (Hons)

I am a consultant in Palliative Medicine working at Saint Francis Hospice, Romford, and in Brentwood, South West Essex, and am currently Acting Lead of the Medical Ethics and Law Unit at University College London Medical School.  In addition to developing and maintaining an overview of the undergraduate ethics and law curriculum, I have a lead role for delivery of our 3rd year Ethics programme.  I have particular interests  in ethics education at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and am currently undertaking a PhD examining non-autonomy driven approaches to end of life healthcare, at Birmingham University.

View the Medical Ethics and Law Unit's full details - on the UCL website