The Ethics of Research

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12 March 2014

Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Perrin Lecture Theatre, Whitechapel Campus, Queen Mary University of London

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Does today’s research culture encourage researchers to behave in
unethical ways?

Does ethical review help or hinder ethical research?

You are invited to attend a discussion on the ethics of research. Discussion will be shaped by questions from the floor to a distinguished panel of experts:

Professor Richard Ashcroft
Professor of Bioethics, Department of Law, Queen Mary and Co-Director of the Centre for Study of Incentives in Health, funded by the Wellcome Trust. Professor Ashcroft is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics and is a member of the Ethics and Policy Advisory Committee of the Medical Research Council.

Professor Mark Caulfield

Co-director of the William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary and NIHR Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit Centre for Clinical Pharmacology, co-lead for the Global BP Gen Consortium and Chief Scientist for UK

Ms Elizabeth Hall
Chair, Queen Mary Research Ethics Committee, trustee of Queen Mary Students’ Union and of People’s Palace Projects, and a member of Council. Ms Hall is also a member of the Standards Board for England and of the Bar Standards Board.

Professor John Oxford
Professor of Virology, at The Blizard Institute, Queen Mary. Professor Oxford is also President, Scientific Director and founder of Retroscreen Virology Ltd, a spin-out company from Queen Mary.

Professor Jaqueline Rose
Professor of English, School of English and Drama at Queen Mary. Her research interests include Feminism, Psychoanalysis, Literary and Cultural Theory as well as the politics, culture and literature of Israel-Palestine. Professor Rose has been a British Academy Fellow since 2006.

To be followed by free curry and drinks reception in the Old Library, Whitechapel