Education, Training and Consultancy

teachingPEALS education and training strategy reflects both our multi-disciplinary approach and our commitment to influencing policy and practice within the public domain. Our integrated approach means that through our education, training and consultancy we seek to have influence and in turn draw on our research and on our partnerships with publics, policymakers and practitioners.

University teaching

PEALS contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in a number of modules at Newcastle, for example the popular undergraduate module on the Sociology of Evil. Our expertise is also drawn upon by other academic centres through invited contributions to their teaching, including the Centre for Neuroscience, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Postgraduate research opportunities

For formal postgraduate education, we recruit graduates with an interest in pursuing research at MPhil or PhD level. We welcome enquiries from graduates with a good honours degree in any subject who have an interest in the ethical, legal and social implications of developments in the life sciences.

Training and Consultancy

PEALS is an experienced provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and offers training and consultancy on the social and ethical aspects of life-science and healthcare practice. Drawing upon the knowledge and experience of the PEALS team we run events throughout the year at Newcastle University and elsewhere both nationally and internationally.

We have a free online tutorial on the ethics of children in clinical trials, whose aim is to introduce the main ethical issues in relation to children's participation in clinical trials.

Open events are advertised in our news and events section.

We can usually tailor an event to meet the needs of a particular audience. We will also travel to venues around the UK and internationally.