Dr Silvia Camporesi
director of bioethics and society postgraduate programme, Kings College London

Dr Silvia Camporesi is a bioethicist who specialises in the ethics of emerging biotechnologies, enhancement in elite sports and translational research/first-in-human clinical trials. She is Director of the Bioethics and Society Postgraduate Programme at King’s College London, where she is currently based in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, and where she was previously based in the Centre for the Humanities and Health.

She has an interdisciplinary background in medical biotechnologies, ethics and philosophy. She was trained in biotechnology at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering in Trieste, and at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan. She has a PhD in Foundations and Ethics of the Life Sciences from the European School of Molecular Medicine, and a second PhD in Philosophy of Medicine from King’s College London. She has also worked in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

She has written for a wide variety of specialist and lay publications, and she has appeared on a number of TV and radio programmes. She is author of the book From Bench to Bedside, to Track and Field: The Context of Enhancement and Its Ethical Relevance, and coauthor of the forthcoming book Bioethics, Genetics and Sport. She is also a contributor to the Handbook of the Philosophy of Medicine and to the Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Sport.

Follow Silvia on Twitter: @silviacamporesi


Saturday 22 October, 16.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Genome editing: should we change the building blocks of life?

Sunday 23 October, 16.00 Cinema 2
Is doping ruining sport?