Stephen Wilkinson

Stephen Wilkinson joined the Department of Philosophy at Keele University in 1994.  With Eve Garrard, he designed and launched (in 1997) the country’s first MA programme in the Ethics of Social Welfare.  He also directed the development of the UK’s first professional doctorate in Medical Ethics (the DMedEth), which started in 2002.  He was made Professor of Bioethics in 2006.

His most recent research is on reproductive ethics and the regulation of reproductive technologies and has been supported by the Wellcome Trust and the AHRC.  A book on selective reproduction was published by Oxford University Press in 2010.

His previous phase of research focussed on the commercial exploitation of the human body and culminated in his first book, Bodies for Sale: ethics and exploitation in the human body trade, published by Routledge in 2003.

He is an editorial board member for several journals including Bioethics, Clinical Ethics, Ethical Theory & Moral Practice, the Journal of Medical Ethics and Res Publica; a member of the AHRC Peer Review College; and formerly a member of the Wellcome Trust’s Biomedical Ethics Funding Panel.  Within Keele, he is Co-Director of the Research Centre for Law, Ethics, & Society and chair of the University’s Research Ethics Committee.

Related Sessions
Saturday 30 October 2010, 3.30pm Lecture Theatre 2
Publications

Choosing Tomorrow’s Children: the ethics of selective reproduction (OUP, 2010)
Bodies for Sale: ethics and exploitation in the human body trade (Routledge, 2003)


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