Presenting research findings
We have provided many keynote and seminar addresses for gatherings of policy makers, practitioners and publics. These presentations are often an avenue for sharing our research expertise and knowledge and to address key policy or practice dilemmas in the life sciences. Our annual international Spring Symposium provides another opportunity for different groups to come together and present their ideas with us.
Examples of recent presentations:
- Oral evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Committee for
Neuromuscular Diseases in November 2011 during their consideration of the social
and ethical issues involved in offering neonatal screening for NMDs such as
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This was at the request of the Muscular Dystrophy
- Plenary talk in December 2011on The missing stakeholders: what role
should ‘lay’ citizens play in creating a sustainable ethics in stem cell
research?, at the International Society for Stem Cell Research Ethics and
Public Policy Committee workshop, ‘Pathways to a sustainable ethics in stem cell
research’, at the Brocher Foundation, in Geneva.
- Invited panellist together with Baroness Mary Warnock at a conference on
Medical Law and Ethics in the Media, British Academy, 2010
- Invited keynote speaker on The Good Death in Singapore January
2010. The ‘Death and Care of the Dying Conference' was organised by the National
University of Singapore Centre for Biomedical Ethics and its delegates included
clinicians, lawyers and Government officials.