The University of Southampton
Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton

CELS explores the application of ethics and law in clinical practice.

Joint PhD Programme

We are now recruiting for our 2nd PhD Studentship: Exploring the ethical, legal, and social issues from whole genome tests. This four year PhD studentship leads to a joint PhD with Groningen University, Netherlands and University of Southampton, UK. The research focuses on exploring the ethical, legal and social issues from whole genome testing. Southampton is one of the 11 first wave NHS Genomic Medicine Centres recruiting patients to Genome England’s 100,000 Genomes Project providing a rich source of recruits for empirical ethics and social science research through the clinical ethics and law unit.  Interested? For more information and to apply please click on the Joint PhD Programme link above.  

Successful public engagement event!

Genetic Medicine; What are the Ethical Issues Study Day.  On 16th January 2016 CELS hosted a very successful a day in conjunction with Lifelong Learning lead by experts from within Southampton. The theme for this day was a series of talks about genetic testing and included issues such as: What do my genes say about me? How do we manage unexpected results? What are the limits to consent and confidentiality and genetic testing during pregnancy? 

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