Congratulations to Richard Gibson (Bioethics & Society, Class of 2016) for securing a funded PhD at the University of Manchester on the ethical & legal evaluation of the practice of healthy limb amputation in cases of Body Integrity Identity Disorder

Richard Gibson, previously a Master’s student in Bioethics & Society (Class of 2016), began a PhD this academic year at the University of Manchester.

Many congratulations to Richard for being awarded a prestigious  University of Manchester School of Law Graduate Scholarship, where he is a Doctoral Candidate on the Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence PhD course. Richard  is working on a project on the ethics and legalities of healthy limb amputation in cases of Body Integrity Identity Disorder under the supervision of Prof Søren Holm, Prof Margaret Brazier and Dr Alexandra Mullock.

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Richard Gibson (first from the right) graduated from the Bioethics & Society programme in January 2016. Here with (from left to right) Bioethics & Society alumni Elizabeth Carlson, Rose Mortimer, Dr Silvia Camporesi, Hanna Gouta and Andrew Barnhart.

The PhD is funded through the University of Manchester School Of Law Graduate Scholarship, and will focus on the ethical & legal evaluation of the practice of healthy limb amputation in cases of Body Integrity Identity Disorder, with a specific focus on the effect advancements in bionic and prosthetic technologies will have on such evaluations. Richard will be working with Prof Søren Holm, Prof Margaret Brazier and Dr Alexandra Mullock, and is housed within the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy.

Richard says about the Bioethics & Society programme : “I greatly enjoyed studying bioethics during my time at KCL, and know that the knowledge and skills which I gained from my time in London enabled me to be successful in my application to the University of Manchester. It was through the Bioethics & Society course that I was introduced to the topic of elective amputation; and was encouraged by the academic staff to take this interest further and examine the topic using an interdisciplinary approach. Overall, my experience at King’s most certainly gave me the skills, knowledge and experience I need to develop a career in bioethics!

cropped-human-eyeApplications are open for the Bioethics & Society programme for an entry date of September 2018. For more information:

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/sshm/study/Postgraduate-Study/bioethics-and-society.aspx

and to apply click here:

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/bioethics-and-society-msc.aspx

 

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