Emily is an Early Career Fellow in Bioethics, and Deputy Director of the JK Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law, with particular responsibility for the Institute’s policy engagement portfolio. Emily’s background is in philosophical bioethics and policy management. She was awarded her PhD for her thesis ‘Defining Ourselves: narrative identity and access to personal bioinformation’ in 2017. Prior to her doctoral research she worked in policy roles at the Scottish Government in the fields of public health and environmental justice. She has published on ethical and legal issues relating to identity development, consent and research participation and neurotechnology.

Research Interests

  • Narrative identity and self-conception
  • Ethics and governance of biomedical research – particularly the relationship between researchers and participants and the disclosure of research findings
  • Neurotechnologies
  • Assisted reproductive technologies
  • Conscientious objection in healthcare
  • Public health ethics

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