Institute of Health & Society

Staff Profile

Dr Cristina Fernandez-Garcia

Health Economist & Bioethicist



PhD Thesis: 

Germline cognitive and moral enhancements: An exploration of their potential impact on distributive justice and a case for their incorporation into the Rawlsian political conception

The aim of this thesis is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the impact on distributive justice of germline cognitive and moral enhancements, and to explore how these technologies can become part of the Rawlsian account of justice.


Research Interests:

Ethics of cognitive and moral enhancements

Moral status and genetic enhancements in humans.

Genetic enhancements and distributive justice. 

Healthcare allocation and social justice



Undergraduate Teaching

Medical undergraduate curriculum:


Ethics and Genetics.

Common Ethical Issues.

Ethical Issues in the use of Human Tissue.