Theme Lead: Sarah Edwards
CPJH research includes
a wide range of topics in bioethics, including research ethics, the
role and limits of consent, the justifiability of paternalism, and
mental capacity. Bioethics conferences we have organised include
Ethics and Society (2010), Research
Ethics Committees - Help or Hindrance?,
(2009), and New
Directions in Bioethics (2009). Areas of
current specialisation include research ethics and mental capacity.
Jillian Craigie’s Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship in Biomedical Ethics, “Agency, mental capacity and criminal responsibility in mental disorder” provides a comparative analysis of justifications for the features of mental disorder taken into account in determinations of capacity and culpability in English law. This project forms the basis of the Research in Philosophy, Justice and Health seminar for Autumn 2012, and two workshops on Revisiting 'capacity' in light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.