Lydie Fialová is a Fellow in Medical Ethics at the Edinburgh Medical School and a theme head for ‘Medical Ethics, Legal and Professional Responsibilities’ in the undergraduate medical curriculum, and a member of the Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthorpology.

Lydie graduated in medicine and philosophy/history at the Charles University in Prague, spending one year as ERASMUS student at Universität Tübingen in Germany, with further internships in Spain, Mexico and Israel. She was post-doctoral researcher and visiting assistant professor at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University, USA, and after initial training in paediatrics/child psychiatry came to Edinburgh to study Anthropology and completed her doctorate in 2016. Among her interests are phenomenologically oriented ethics, social and political philosophy, and ethnographic approaches to medical and research ethics.