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The University of Southampton
Clinical Ethics and Law at Southampton

"Rapid technological advances promise big improvements in medical care. The world needs leadership in understanding and responding to the ethical and societal impact of these radical changes. CELS brings together interdisciplinary expertise to meet this need by addressing the ethical, legal and societal issues through research, education, policy engagement and public dialogue".

Writing week

The CELS team have organised a writing week (7th – 11th December) to progress our academic papers and look after the wellbeing of our team.

Dr Kate Lyle awarded £2500 PERU Grant

CELS researchers have been awarded £2500 by the Public Engagement with Research Unit (PERU) to address the challenges of continuing public engagement in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and explore how appropriate methods of engagement can be developed to reach diverse audiences that move beyond reliance on online methods.

Secret Life of Immortal Data Symposium

In July, we ran an online symposium on ‘The Secret Life of Immortal Data’ as part of the WebSci 2020 Conference. The event stimulated some very thought-provoking and insightful conversations about the challenges presented by emerging forms of personal data that have a life beyond their initial construction. We explored how we might prepare for future consequences of large data collections and how it might be necessary to rethink our understanding of issues of consent, ownership, ethics and privacy.

Dr Angela Fenwick retires!

Angela retired on 30th June 2020. We at CELS will all miss her and wish her every happiness for the future. We had a virtual leaving party and hope to catch up with her in person in the not too distant future!

CELS Response to COVID-19 pandemic

The CELS team has recently redirected some of its ongoing research to COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) related work. We are interested in the ethical issues that were anticipated at the start of the pandemic – how these were debated and responded to by, for example, professional guidance and academic discourse, but also in the longer-term consequences of the pandemic on society

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