What our students do after they graduate

Amber Collingwood, (Bioethics & Society, 2016) is Project Manager of a five-year MRC funded Programme of Clinical Epilepsy Research at King’s College London, under the leadership of Professor Mark Richardson, Vice-Dean for the Division of Neuroscience. Amber studied Bioethics with us as a part-time student in 2014/15 and 2015/16. You can read more about Amber’s role here.

Alex Meyer, (Bioethics & Society, 2015) is working at Ambry Genetics as a genetic counsellor (bioethics specialists). You can read more about Alex’s role at Ambry here.


Andrea Berkemeier

Andrea Berkemeier (Bioethics & Society, 2015), is serving as a consultant for the VHL Alliance (VHLA), the US nonprofit organization with whom she partnered for her Bioethics & Society’s research in reproductive counseling for young people diagnosed with VHL. In July 2017, Andrea is delighted to return to the University of Michigan (also her alma mater– BSE Biomedical Engineering, 2014) for medical school. You can read more about Andrea’s role at VHL alliance here.


Andrew Barnhart

Andrew Barnhart, (Bioethics & Society, 2015), recently obtained a position as an adjunct philosophy instructor at Frederick Community College in the United States. He will teach courses related to ethics and philosophy to incoming students. Previously, Andrew was a research assistant at SSHM working with Dr. Courtney Davis on a project involving an analysis of NICE’s assessment of anti-obesity and diabetes pharmaceuticals.

Edgar Rene Ruiz Lopez (Bioethics & Society, 2016) enjoying studying at GHSM so much that he decided to stick around a bit longer and is now a PhD student with us pursuing a project title “Understanding Exploitation and Commodification in the Context of Surrogate Motherhood in Mexico” under the supervision of Professor Bronwyn Parry and Dr Silvia Camporesi.

Elizabeth Carlson, (Bioethics & Society, 2015) , started her post-graduate career by recently becoming a policy analyst for the Provincial Government of Alberta through the Alberta Public Service Internship in Edmonton, Canada. In this position Elizabeth performs research for policy and programs in the Ministry of Seniors and Housing. Her bioethics education allows her to engage with her work on an interdisciplinary level; combining philosophical, sociological, and scientific points of view.

Frances Butcher, (Bioethics & Society, 2016), is a medical doctor currently in first year of the public health training programme at the University of Oxford. You can read more about Frances here.

 James Aluri, (Bioethics & Society, 2015), worked a Research Associate at the Presidential Commission for the Study on Bioethical Issues in 2015/16 upon completion of the MA, before returning to medical school at John Hopkins University . You can read more about James’ work at the Presidential Commission here.

from left to right: Rashi Jhunjhunwala, Clare Heard, Lyndsie Aquilina, Yobi Livingstone, Melissa W. Gaule, Edgar Rene Ruiz Lopez, Frances Butcher and Rachel Davies

Hanna Gouta, (Bioethics & Society, 2015), got a job as a junior analyst at Integrity after completion of the MA. Integrity is a service provider and a consultancy working for governments, international organisations in the aid and development sectors and global private companies. In this role Hanna is supporting the Services team with methodological design and research and analysis.

Melissa W. Gaule


Melissa W. Gaule (Bioethics & Society, 2016), US alumna with a background in clinical ethics and patient advocacy, is currently working as a consultant for Science Policy Compass. You can read more about her role here.

Richard Gibson, (Bioethics & Society, 2015), is commencing September 2017 a fully funded PhD at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Alexandra Mullock and Soren Holm on the topic “Body Identity Integrity Disorder and Cyborgs: An exploration of the ethics of elective amputation and enhancement technologies”.

Rachel Davies (Bioethics & Society, 2016) has returned to a career in clinical medicine and is currently a core trainee in acute medicine, aiming to specialise in palliative care. Rachel is also considering pursuing a PhD in the future and getting involved teaching ethics to Med students.

Rich Wordsworth, (Bioethics & Society, 2016) works as a freelance journalist for Wired, Vice, Gizmodo, Kotaku and other online platforms. You can read some of his recent bioethics pieces here (on engineering babies), here (on black market in organs), and here (on using preimplantation genetic diagnosis to select for deafness). You can follow Rich on twitter @rjwordsworth and see his portfolio here: http://www.wired.co.uk/profile/rich-wordsworth/

Rose Mortimer, (Bioethics & Society, 2015), is the recipient of a prestigious Wellcome Trust studentship. She is currently PhD student at Oxford working on a project on early intervention in child psychiatry under the supervision of Prof Mike Parker and Prof Ilina Singh. You can read more about Rose’s research here.

If you are a GHSM alumn and would like to be listed here please contact Dr Silvia Camporesi: silvia.camporesi@kcl.ac.uk

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