Dr. Ruth Chadwick

Distinguished Research Professor

She has co-ordinated a number of projects funded by the European Commission, including the EUROSCREEN projects (1994-6; 1996-9)  and co-edits the journal Bioethics and the online journal Genomics, Society and Policy.  She is Chair of the Human Genome Organisation Ethics Committee, a member of the Advisory Committee of the UK National Stem Cell Network; and has served as a member of several policy-making and advisory bodies, including the Panel of Eminent Ethical Experts of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), and the UK Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes (ACNFP).  She was editor-in-chief of the award winning Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics (1998), of which a second edition has now been published.  She is an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Hastings Center, New York; of the Royal Society of Arts; and of the Royal Society of Medicine.  In 2005 she was the winner of the World Technology Network Award for Ethics for her work on the relationship between scientific developments and ethical frameworks.