Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Cristina Fernandez-Garcia

Training Fellow in Health Economics & PhD Student in Bioethics



PhD Project: 

Genetic Human Enhancement: Ethical perspectives and the integration of rapid biotechnology advancements in our existing social and political framework.

The aim of this research is to provide an exhaustive analysis of the social and ethical dilemmas that genetic human enhancement brings to society and propose a policy framework which nurtures the relationship between scientific advancements and our moral intuitions.


Research Interests:

Ethics of cognitive and moral enhancements

Moral status and genetic enhancements in humans.

Genetic enhancements and distributive justice. 



Undergraduate Teaching

Medical undergraduate curriculum:


Ethics and Genetics.

Common Ethical Issues.

Ethical Issues in the use of Human Tissue.