The Ethox Centre
The Ethox Centre is a multidisciplinary bioethics research centre in the University of Oxford’s Department of Public Health. It aims to improve ethical standards in healthcare practice and in medical research through education, research, and the provision of ethics support to health professionals and medical researchers.
The Ethox Centre aims in all its activities to be close to practice and seeks to engage with ethical issues faced by real world actors in real world settings. An implication of this is that the Centre places particular value on approaches to research bringing together empirical social science research and ethical analysis.
The Centre’s research activities focus on three areas: global health ethics; clinical ethics; and research ethics.
The Global Health Bioethics Network is a programme to carry out ethics research and build ethics capacity across the Wellcome Trust's Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs). The Network is funded by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award and is a partnership between: the KEMRI-Wellcome Unit, Kilifi, Kenya; the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi; The Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; The Mahidol Oxford Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand; The Oxford Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; and, The Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Global Health Bioethics is a web-resource developed by the Ethox Centre for anyone interested in the ethics of global health research or practice. The aim of the resource is to provide a space where anyone interested in the ethics of global health can access information and guidance, and make use of collaborative tools and resources to share their knowledge, views and experiences with others working in this area.
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News and Events
Bioethics in China: the origins and state of the field
Professor Charlotte Ikels
Professor Ikels is Professor of Anthropology Emerita at Case Western Reserve University and Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School
The lecture will take place in the MSc teaching room, Rosemary Rue Building at the University of Oxford's Old Road Campus, Headington from 1pm until 2 pm.
Caroline Miles Visiting Scholarships
These visiting scholarships, funded by the Ethox Foundation, are awarded annually to post-doctoral or early-career researchers to enable them to spend up to a month at the Ethox Centre working on a topic relating to one of the Centre's three main research areas: clinical ethics; research ethics; or global health bioethics. For more information about the scheme, contact the Director of the Visiting Scholarships Scheme at Ethox, Dr Angeliki Kerasidou, or follow the link below. More information