Currently: Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer), Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology
Highest qualification: Doctorate (PhD, DPhil)
Having originally conducted a PhD on antibiotic resistance, the main focus of his work has shifted to various aspects of bioethics. He regularly gives introductory talks on the ethics of novel developments in medicine and biology, on neurolaw (the application of emerging knowledge about the genetics and neuroscience of moral responsibility) and on antibiotic mode of action and resistance.
Recent talks include:
- Where Science and Ethics Meet: Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology (Biology in Action, Institute of Education, November 2016);
- Playing on your mind? An introduction to neuroethics (St Mary’s University, Twickenham, May 2016);
- Could we? Should we? A tour through the ethical maze of modern biology (Biology in Action, Warwick, November 2015);
- How antibiotics work, and why they sometimes don’t (Gartree School, Oadby, March 2015);
- How antibiotics work, and why they sometimes don’t (Leicester Grammar School, March 2014);
- Stem cells: what’s all the fuss about? (Loughborough Grammar School, March 2013)
He is the author of Biological Determinism, Free Will and Moral Responsibility: Insights from Genetics and Neuroscience (Springer, 2016: ISBN 978-3319303895) and co-author, with Salvador Macip, of Where Science and Ethics Meet: Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology (Praeger, 2016: ISBN 978-1440851346)
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