Previous recipients

Our previous successful grant recipients

Elective Bursaries:

Full Bursary:

Divya Khanna, University of Birmingham

Institutional Grants:

Rebekah Wild, University of Bristol – Centre for Ethics in Medicine’s 2021 Conference Discrimination and Disadvantage in Bioethics (virtual)

Elective Bursaries

Full Bursary:

Sarah Kelly, University of Edinburgh

Zakir Khokher, University of Cambridge

Sara Bawa, University of Birmingham

Josie Hollywood, Barts & The London Medical School

Hannah Grimes, University of Cambridge

Katherine Murdoch, University of Bristol

Jennifer Shuttleworth, University of Cambridge

Half Bursary:

Synthia Enyioma, KCL

Muhammad Ashraf Yusoff, UCL

Abigail Walker-Jacobs, KCL

Nicole Lamb, University of Sheffield

Chloe Ablett, University of Manchester

Molly Dineen, University of Exeter

Caitlin Riach, University of Edinburgh

Intercalated Scholarships

Full Scholarships:

Bethany Conlon, University of Liverpool

Bethan Harris, Barts & The London Medical School

Harry Hudson, University of Bristol

Supriya Jassall, University of Leeds

Michaela Silver, University of Leeds

Lauren Simmons, University of Leeds

Memie Alexander, University of Leeds

Conference Grants:

Rhea Lopes, King’s College London – IME Student Conference ‘Ethical Considerations in the Pursuit of Perfection’ February 2020 (poster presenter)

Manasi Shirke, Queen’s University Befast – IME Student Conference ‘Ethical Considerations in the Pursuit of Perfection’ February 2020

Institutional Grants:

Ellie Phelps – University of Cambridge, Building Bridges in Medical Science 2020 Conference ‘The Next Decade of Medical Innovation’ March 2020 (converted from physical to virtual).

Sarah Norcross – Progress Educational Trust, “Fertility, Genomics and COVID-19”, December 2020 (virtual)

Joe Brierley, Paediatric Bioethics Centre, Great Ormond Street Hospital, 1st European Paediatric Bioethics Conference “COVID-19 – ethical learning for child health”, November 2020 (virtual)

Elective Bursaries

Full Bursary:

Alexa Warnes, Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Alex Schlindwein, University of Cambridge

Caroline Daniel, University of Cambridge

Miles Edwards, University of Bristol

Mia Ottman, University of Nottingham

Half Bursary:

Shreeya Patel, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry

Kimberley McDonald, Newcastle University

Ayooluwakitan Phillips, University of Liverpool

Heather Macmillan, University of Manchester

Conference Grants:

Aoife Janmohamed, University of Leeds – IME Student Conference ‘Medical Ethics in a Technologically Advancing World’ February 2019, London

Justin Ooi, University of Sheffield – IME Student Conference ‘Medical Ethics in a Technologically Advancing World’ February 2019, London

Tamsin Bennett, Keele University – IME Student Conference ‘Medical Ethics in a Technologically Advancing World’ February 2019, London (oral presenter)

Sinead Wright, Keele University – IME Student Conference ‘Medical Ethics in a Technologically Advancing World’ February 2019, London (poster presenter)

Hephzibah Ogunro, University of Sheffield, Medical Ethics Society – IME Student Conference ‘Medical Ethics in a Technologically Advancing World’ February 2019, London

Hannah Darley, University of Sheffield, Medical Ethics Society – IME Student Conference ‘Medical Ethics in a Technologically Advancing World’ February 2019, London

Melissa Too, University of Sheffield, Medical Ethics Society – IME Student Conference ‘Medical Ethics in a Technologically Advancing World’ February 2019, London

Sarah Sobka, University of Sheffield, Medical Ethics Society – IME Student Conference ‘Medical Ethics in a Technologically Advancing World’ February 2019, London

Hannah Cagney, University of Dundee – ICCEC 2019, Vienna (oral presenter)

Dr Joe Home, FY1 doctor – ‘World Healthcare Congress Europe’ March 2019, Manchester (poster presenter)

Ajmal Mubarik, postgraduate student, University of Manchester – ‘WINK: nudging & beyond’ June 2019, Utrecht (oral presenter)

Richard Gibson, postgraduate student, University of Manchester – European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine & Health Care ‘Philosophy & Ethics at the Edge of Medicine’ August 2019, Oslo (oral presenter)

Dr Richard Shoulder, FY1 doctor – IME Conference ‘Concept, Classroom & Clinic’ June 2019, Cardiff (poster presenter)

Frances Cadd, postgraduate student, University of Nottingham – Society for Social History of Medicine Conference ‘Bodies & Minds, Sickness & Soundness’ June 2019, Bristol (oral presenter)

Jordan Parsons, postgraduate student, University of Bristol – Australasian Association of Bioethics & Health Law and New Zealand Bioethics Conference, November, 2019, New Zealand (oral presenter)

Dunja Begovic, postgraduate student, University of Manchester – European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine & Health Care ‘Philosophy & Ethics at the Edge of Medicine’ August 2019, Oslo (oral presenter)

Helen Smith, postgraduate student, University of Bristol – ‘CogX 2019’ June 2019, London

Dr Abidemi Otaiku, FY1 doctor – ‘Neuroethics Network 2019’ June 2019, Paris (poster presenter)

Soho Yoon, King’s College London – IME Conference ‘Concept, Classroom & Clinic’ June 2019, Cardiff

Lienkie Diedericks, King’s College London – 25th Annual World Association for Medical Law World Congress, August 2019, Tokyo (oral presenter)

Elizabeth Chloe Romanis, University of Manchester – American Society of Bioethics Humanities Annual Conference, October 2019, Pittsburgh (oral presenter)

Hector Epanomeritakis, University of Cambridge – 2019 EACME Annual Conference ‘Rethinking Ethics in 21st Century Europe’ September 2019, Oxford (oral presenter)

Alice Toms, University of Bristol – Australasia Association of Bioethics & Health Law Conference, November 2019, New Zealand (oral presenter)

Institutional Grants:

Jean-Pierre Laake, Warwick Medical School – Series of ethics-based meetings & debates throughout 2019

Georgia Isherwood, Leeds Medical School Student Clinical Ethics Forum – ‘Paediatric Ethics’ March 2019

Rachel Burnley, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol – ‘Personal Beliefs within Medicine’ March 2019

Dr Kiran Jani – UKCEN 19th Annual Conference – ‘Innovations in Medicine – Ethical & Legal Perspectives’ June 2019, Cambridge

Dr Andrew Papanikitas – Royal Society of Medicine: Primary Care Ethics Conference – ‘The Ethics of Survival & Flourishing in 21st Century Healthcare’ June 2019, London

Sarah Norcross – Progress Educational Trust – ‘Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction’ December 2019, London

Robert Vardanyan & Arian Arjomandi Rad, Imperial College School of Medicine Vision Society – ‘Mastering Your Medical Application’ September 2019, London and the Junior Medics Conference ‘What Medicine Entails’ November 2019, London

Paquita de Zulueta, Imperial College & Open Section RSM – ‘Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing: Health & Ancestry’ November 2019, London

Elective Bursaries

Full Bursaries:

Abigail Aboagye-Odei, Lancaster Medical School

Richard Shoulder, University of Bristol

Toni Saad, Cardiff University

Daniel Pope, University of Cambridge

Rob Sinnerton, Cardiff University

Half Bursaries:

Jack Bartley-Thompson, University of Liverpool

Rachel Hawthorne, Imperial College London

Laura Waley, University of Warwick

Laura McManus, University of Warwick

Intercalated Scholarships 

Full Scholarship:

Miles Edwards, Peninsula Medical School

Madeleine Fisher, Imperial College London

Kate Hamilton, University of Leeds

Chloe Queenan, University of Liverpool

Eleanor Price, University of Leeds

Sophie Latta, University of Bristol

Half Scholarship:

Chloe Ablett, University of Manchester

Lydia Daniels, Imperial College London

Elizabeth Grice, University of Liverpool

Sara Khalid, University of Exeter

Douglas McConachie, University of Leeds

Institutional Grants:

Dr Freya Jephcott, University of Cambridge – Mapping Morality in Global Health

Rebecca Osborne, Leeds Medical School Student Clinical Ethics Forum – Ethics in Action

Katie MacDonald, Joshua Wellington & Dr Zuzana Deans, University of Bristol, Centre for Ethics in Medicine – The Evolution of Bioethics

Sarah Norcross, Progress Educational Trust – Make do or amend: Should we update UK fertility & embryo law?

Ayesha Ahmad/Smruthy Chakka, Imperial College London School of Medicine – Vision Outreach

Conference Grants:

Joseph Home, Peninsula Medical School – IME 2018 Student Conference, Evolving Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas of our Times, Sheffield

Catherine Okey, University of Southampton – IME 2018 Student Conference, Evolving Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas of our Times, Sheffield

Rebecca Lissman, Peninsula Medical School – IME 2018 Student Conference, Evolving Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas of our Times, Sheffield

Dominic Mayhew, Peninsula Medical School – IME 2018 Student Conference, Evolving Ethics: Ethical Dilemmas of our Times, Sheffield

Lydia Daniels, Imperial College London – IME 2018 Spring (Education) Conference: Rights, Access & Entitlement to Healthcare, Manchester

Jordan Parsons, UNESCO, Jerusalem

Jordan Parsons, IME Summer (Research) Conference, Oxford

Joseph Home, Peninsula Medical School, IME Summer (Research) Conference, Oxford

Dr Will Pritichard, Yorkshire & Humber Foundation School – CogX 2018, London

Sam Calmonson, University of Birmingham, 13th World Congress on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Jerusalem

Peter Cave, King’s College London, International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists – Psychiatry: New Horizons

Arianna Manzini, University of Oxford, 14th World Congress of Bioethics – Health for all in an unequal world: Obligations of global bioethics, India

Lienkie Diedericks, King’s College London, Neuroscience & Society: Ethics, Law & Technology, Austalia

Abidemi Otaiku, FY1 Doctor, East Suffolk & North Essex Foundation Trust – International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting, San Diego

Gemma Skilton, University of Birmingham – 13th World Congress on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Jerusalem

Naomi Collier, University of Birmingham – 13th World Congress on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Jersusalem

Joseph Home, FY1 Doctor, Pennine Acute NHS Trust – 13th World Congress on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Jerusalem

Paolo Corsico (PhD), University of Manchester – a) American Society for Bioethics & Humanities Annual Conference, Anaheim plus b) International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting, San Diego

Rhian Evans, Barts and The London School of Medicine & Dentistry – International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting, San Diego

Charles Anderson, University of Leeds – 13th World Congress on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Jerusalem

Jordanna Nunes, Brighton & Sussex Medical School – 13th World Congress on Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Jerusalem

 

Elective Bursaries

Full Bursary:

Adam Creissen, Newcastle University

Catherine Hart, University College London

Chrissie Bolton, University College London

Hawwa Bham, Lancaster University

Kitty Hardman, Cardiff University

Morwenna Senior, University College London

Simrit Kudhail, University of Birmingham

Yasmin Milner, King’s College London

Ter-Er Kusu-Orkar, University of Liverpool

Intercalated Scholarships

Full Scholarship:

Ailise Smith, University of Exeter

Craig Tilley, Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Mariam Gaddah, Lancaster University

Mertcan Sevgi, Imperial College London

Rhian Evans, Bart’s & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry (QMUL)

Half Scholarship:

Emma Raynor, University of Manchester

Priyank Shah, University of Liverpool

Rachel Cash, University of Manchester

Sarah Kelly, University of Edinburgh

Sasha Wilson, University of Liverpool

Sophie Winter, University of Liverpool

Institutional Grants:

Katherine Murdoch, University of Bristol – ‘Who decides? Choice and Changing landscapes in Bioethics’

Rebecca Osborne, Leeds Medical School Student Clinical Ethics Forum – ‘Crisis In Healthcare’

Dr John Bridson, UK Clinical Ethics Network – 17th Annual UKCEN Conference: Family Matters – Making decisions with and for patients

Sarah Norcross, Progress Educational Trust – ‘Crossing Frontiers – Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction’

Laura Tan, Imperial College London – Vision Outreach Programme

Pavel Sharma, University of Edinburgh – ‘Aesthetic Conversations: Reconciling Medical & Social Ideas of Beauty in Clinical Practice’

Conference Grants:

Jason Bamford, Queen’s University Belfast – 11th IME Spring (Education) Conference ‘Ethics: Do we still need it?’

Mark Fletcher, Queen’s University Belfast – 11th IME Spring (Education) Conference ‘Ethics: Do we still need it?’

Emma Morrison, University of Birmingham – UNESCO 12th World Conference in Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Cyprus

Bethany MacDonald, University of Birmingham – UNESCO 12th World Conference in Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Cyprus

Leonie Mol, King’s College London – 4th IME Summer (Research) Conference

Helen Smith, University of Bristol – CEPE/ETHICOMP 2017: Values in Emerging Science & Technology

Haris Haseeb, University of Edinburgh – Associations for Medical Humanities Annual Conference 20-17 – Critical Stories

Raj Amarnani, University of Sheffield – 2017 European Association of Medical Ethics (EACME) Annual Conference, Spain

Ben Taylor-Davies, King’s College London – AMEE 2017: An International Association for Medical Education, Finland

Lucy Singh, University of Aberdeen, International Federations of Medical Students’ Associations, Tanzania

Zain Abbas Syed, University of Oxford, 12th Annual IME Spring (Education) Conference: Rights, Access & Entitlement to Healthcare

Iain Doig, University of Aberdeen, International Federations of Medical Students’ Associations, Egypt

Elective Bursaries:

George Fowler, University of Sheffield

Laura Shorthouse, University of Liverpool

Natasha Turner, University of Manchester

Rebecca Walters, University of Birmingham

Sohini Patel, University of Birmingham

Ysabelle Embury-Young, University of Birmingham

Zain Abbas Syed, University of Oxford

Elliot Haines, Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry

Intercalated Scholarships:

Chloe Livesey, University of Liverpool

Lucy Higgins, University of Manchester

Lucy Taylor, University of Leicester

Institutional Grants:

Sarah Norcross, Progress Educational Trust – ‘From Three Person IVF to Genome Editing: The Science & Ethics of Engineering the Embryo’

David Lawrence, University of Manchester – Postgraduate Bioethics Conference

Dr Premilla Fade, UK Clinical Ethics Network – ‘Rights, Duties & Healthcare’ 16th Annual UKCEN Conference

Hannah Downing, Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry – Truro Medical Humanities Conference

Rachel Gallagher, Charlotte Mills & Dr Zuzana Deans, University of Bristol – ‘Gender, Relationships & Equality’ one day conference

Ayesha Ahmad, Imperial College London – ICSMSU Vision Conference

Georgina Morley, University of Birmingham & Louise Austin, University of Bristol – Postgraduate Bioethics Conference

Sarah Norcross, Progress Educational Trust – ‘Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days & Beyond’ discussion conference

Dr Branwyn Poleykett, CRASSH, University of Cambridge – ‘Biocircularities: Lives, Times & Technologies’ conference

Conference Grants:

Rhian Evans, Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry – Yale University’s Sherwin B Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics, USA

George Fowler, University of Sheffield – 3rd IME Conference, Edinburgh

Natalie May, University of Sheffield – 3rd IME Conference, Edinburgh

Nusrat Mohamed, St George’s, University of London – 3rd IME Conference, Edinburgh

Dr Sadie Regmi, University of Manchester – World Congress of Bioethics 2016, Edinburgh

Samuel Seitler, University of Birmingham – UNESCO 12th World Conference in Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Cyprus

Simrit Kudhail, University of Birmingham – UNESCO 12th World Conference in Bioethics, Medical Ethics & Health Law, Cypris

Elective Bursaries:

James Fowler – Lancaster University

Jonny Mayes – Newcastle University

Charlotte Stanley – Peninsula Medical School

Rose Tiller – University of Birmingham

Intercalated Scholarships:

Rebecca Finch – Intercalating at Keele University

Ilana Gluck – Intercalating at King’s College London, BSc in Medical Ethics and Law

Harleen Johal – Intercalating at University of Southampton, MMedSc

Natalie Latcham – Intercalating at Lancaster University, Masters by Research

Elizabeth Learoyd – Intercalating at University of Leeds, BA Biomedical and Health Care Ethics

Toni Saad – Intercalating at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, MA in Bioethics and Medical Law

Anna Todd – Intercalating at University of Leeds, MA Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics

Institutional Grants:

Dr Stephen Louw, UK Clinical Ethics Network – ‘Ethical foundations of the Francis report – clinicians and managers on shared ground’, UKCEN 15th Annual Conference

Lucy Michael, University of Leeds – ‘Medical Ethics in Action’

Richard Shoulder, Ellie Badger and Zuzana Deans, University of Bristol – ‘Exploring Good Medical Ethics’

Dr V Nambisan – 3rd Annual Saint Francis Hospice and UCL Study day in Medical Ethics and Law

Conference Grants:

Mariam Gaddah, Lancaster University – ‘Medical ethics and the criminal justice system’, BMA Conference

Lucy Michael, University of Leeds – ‘Challenging questions and ethical obligations – the ethics of every day practice’, University of Southampton Conference

Lucy Michael, University of Leeds – ‘Sharpening the Cutting Edge of Bioethics in the UK: the 2nd IME Research Conference’

Alistair Wardrope, University of Sheffield – ‘Challenging questions and ethical obligations – the ethics of every day practice’, University of Southampton Conference – presented a paper

Elective Bursaries:

Sarah Ahmed – University of Birmingham

Raessa Chunara – Keele University

Hannah Coakley – University of Birmingham

Lucy Guile – Kings College London

Laura Kelsey – University of Liverpool

Mehreen Mehmood – University of Birmingham

Anna Taylor – Bristol University

Yinchu Wang – Queen Mary’s University London

Intercalated Scholarships:

Sarah Beresford – Intercalating at Keele University, MA Medical Ethics and Palliative Care

Nicolas Blodel – Intercalating at Barts and the London School and Denistry London, MSci in Global and Public Health degree

Nathan Hodson – Intercalating at King’s College London, BSc in Medical Ethics and Law

Isabel Huppartz Whybrow – Intercalating at University of Bristol, BSc (Hons) Bioethics

Richard Shoulder – Intercalating at University of Bristol, BSc (Hons) Bioethics

Charlotte Stanley – Intercalating at University of Bristol, BSc (Hons) Bioethics

Karthika Velusamy – Intercalating at King’s College London, BSc in Medical Ethics and Law

Institutional Grants:

T Drake and Stephen Chapman – Student Audit and Research in Surgery/Sheffield ‘Foundation Clinical Research Ethics’

Dr T McClean – UKCEN conference ‘Communication Technology and Social Media: Ethical Challenges for Health and Social Care’

Dr L Machin – Lancaster University ‘Autonomy and consent in 21st Century Health Care’

Dr V Nambisan – UCL/St Francis Hospice ‘End of Life Care’

Dr A Papakanitas – RSM Annual Primary Care Conference ‘Ethics Education and Lifelong Learning’

Salil Patel – Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry Debate ‘Should the NHS Be Privatised’

Shivam Patel – Imperial Vision Conference

S Parhar – Glasgow University ‘Social Media – Post it, pin it, tweet it like a pro’

Dr A Smajdor – University of East Anglia Student Ethics Conference

C de Souza – University of Bristol ‘Everyday Ethics’

Dr P de Zulueta – ‘Human Values in Healthcare Forum ‘Flourishing in Adversity. A lamp in the darkness’

Conference Grants:

H Andrews, University of Birmingham – International Neonatology Association Conference – presented a paper

C Cox-George – University of Bristol – UNESCO Conference in Bioethics – presented a paper

E Kostov, Imperial College London – RCOG Conference – presented a paper

C Sinha, University of Birmingham – RCGP Conference – presented a paper

Elective Bursaries:

K. Aggarwal – Imperial College London

W. Seligman – Magdelen College, Oxford

E. Godfrey – Birmingham University

D. Lobo – Downing College, Cambridge

D. Whiteside – St George’s, University of London

R. Field – Southampton University

T. Oladosu – King’s College London

F. Butcher/N. Jones – Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Internship Bursaries:

T. Omar – Keele University

S. Growcott – Bristol University

Intercalated Scholarships:

Aaron Cooney – Intercalating at the University of Bristol on the Bioethics programme

Matthew Palethorpe – Intercalating at Birmingham on the Healthcare Ethics and Law programme

Madeleine Benson – Intercalating at the University of Leicester on a BSc programme

Comfort King – Intercalating at the University of Manchester on the MSc Health Care Ethics and Law programme

Hector Hall – Intercalating at University College London on the MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health programme

Aisha Gathani – Intercalating at the University of Birmingham on the BMedSc in Healthcare Law and Ethics

Alexandra Wright – Intercalating at Lancaster University on a MSc by Research in End of Life Decision Making in the Intensive Care Unit

Sophie Swinhoe – Intercalating at the University of Bristol on the BSc (Hons) Bioethics programme

Rachel Nigriello- Intercalating at the University of Bristol on the Bioethics programme

Rebecca Gardiner – Intercalating at the University of Manchester on the MSc Health Care Ethics and Law programme

Institutional Grants:

Chantal Cox-George and Dr Zuzana Deans – ‘Ethical Perspectives on Distributive Justice’, Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol.  25th February 2013.

‘As part of their intercalating year, Bioethics students at the University of Bristol organise and lead a conference each year, inviting guests to speak on an interesting theme. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Ethical Perspectives on Distributive Justice’ We chose it because of the increasing public awareness of the increasing cost of healthcare with an aging population and the measurable impact of (controversially termed) lifestyle choices such as obesity and smoking. It has been suggested that health care rationing, possibly punishing those whose ‘choices’ have made them ill, should be introduced to the National Health Service. We were keen to investigate this idea and thought it would make for interesting discussion at the conference’.

Dr John Gillies, Royal College of General Practitioners (Scotland): ‘Compassion in Primary Healthcare: conflicts, politics, and opportunities’, 6th June 2013, Edinburgh

Dr Rex J Polson, 13th National UKCEN Conference, ‘Ethics of Healthcare in a Multicultural Society’ 19th June 2013, Lakeside Centre, Aston University, Birmingham

J. Fitchett – Euro Conference at the RSM

Dr R. Knox – IME Regional Conference

Dr K. Stock – Ethics of HIV testing

Dr C. Johnston – Student Clinical Ethics Committee

Conference Grants:

Amy Carson – 3rd annual primary care ethics conference: Primary care ethics – the ordinary and the extraordinary

Jasmine Hodgson – The Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (Annual Spring Conference), May 1st-5th 2013, Baltimore USA

C. Oldroyd – Medical Acorn Foundation National Student Reseach Conference – Presentation of research carried out on ethics teaching in the UK

B. Herring – Death, Dying, Loss & Care: Social Experiences or Medical Events

E. Kim – Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals

Elective Bursaries:

Grainne Reihill: ‘The possibility and ethical implications of offering oocyte freezing as a standard treatment of infertility in the UK’

This research study is a qualitative study that aims to explore oocyte freezing in the UK focusing on the process, the reasons for oocyte freezing and the possible ethical implications of oocyte freezing through examining the opinions of women in the UK and through analysing the current literature.

“A qualitative study exploring the ethical, social implications and acceptability of social egg freezing in the UK

Abstract: Background:

The number of women having infertility treatment has risen dramatically since the 1990s. In 2007 36,648 women at an average age of 36 opted for infertility treatment2. This highlights that the use of reproductive medicine is becoming more commonplace in UK society. As women continue to have children at a later age there is an increasing demand for innovative reproductive technologies in order to overcome issues such as age related fertility decline. An example of pioneering infertility treatment is the emergence of social egg freezing. The concept of social egg freezing has developed due to the fact that egg freezing preserves the quality of eggs therefore providing a possible solution to the problem of age related fertility decline. The purpose of social egg freezing is therefore to allow a woman to freeze her eggs and then use them at a later date when they are prepared to reproduce. The media has heralded social egg freezing as an, “Insurance Policy” against age related fertility decline. As the popularity of social egg freezing increases, it is imperative that the safety, effectiveness, acceptability and potential ethical implications of egg freezing are evaluated. In order to do this a literature search along with a qualitative research study has been performed. ”

Anna Charles: ‘Should prisoners be able to participate as research subjects in medical research?’

I will be spending my elective at the National Research Ethics Service, where I will undertake a project studying the inclusion of prisoners in medical research. The project will include conceptual analysis of ethical arguments for the inclusion of prisoners in research.

Lindsey Rowley: ‘A Reflection on the Ethical Dilemmas Faced in the Treatment of Pre-term Neonates’

In my elective project I aim to look at the ethical problems faced by doctors and other staff when making decisions surrounding neonates, particularly looking at end of life decisions.

Amrita Sandhu and Amit Anand (Joint Award Winners): ‘Medical Students’ Attitudes to Patient-Centredness in Canada and the UK’

Patient-centredness is recognised as central to the delivery of high quality medical care and medical education. Studies of medical students’ patient-centred attitudes conducted across the globe show that doctor-centred approaches and paternalistic values still exert a large influence during medical education. The primary aim of this study is to quantify and compare patient-centred attitudes of final year medical students in Canada and the UK, the two countries in which the concept of patient-centred care originated.

Internship Bursaries:

Oliver Devine, Keele University Medical School

Project title: ‘Medical Students, Social Media, Professionalism and Questions of Policy’. Award for an internship at Yale University.

Sri Vamshi Merugumala, Keele University Medical School

Project title: ‘Maternal Decision Making: Social and Clinical Problems surrounding Maternal-fetal Conflicts’. Award for an internship at Yale University’s Summer Institute in Bioethics.

Hannah Winterton, Keele University School of Medicine

Project title: ‘Maternal Decision-Making: interface between clinical, parental and legal decision-making in cases of extreme prematurity’. Award for an internship at Yale University, Connecticut USA 

Intercalated Scholarships:

Chantal Cox-George

Area of special interest: ‘How should ethical conflicts be resolved when making treatment decisions in palliative care?’. Award for BSc (Hons.) in Bioethics at the University of Bristol

Joshua Parker

Area of special interest: Elective ventilation. Award for the intercalated MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law at the University of Manchester.

Christopher Woods

Area of special interest: Is a market in human organs an ethical approach to organ donation policy? Award for the University of Manchester.

Louis Resnick

Area of special interest: autonomy, paternalism and principlism. Award for the Intercalated BSc in Medical Ethics and Law, King’s College London

Rhydian Harris

Area of special interest: ‘What is the Ethical Course of Action? A report of a case witnessed in hospital’ (Ethical Decisions in Palliative Medicine). Award for BSc (Hons.) in Bioethics at the University of Bristol

Tina Isinkaye

Area of special interest: the ethics of prenatal diagnosis. Award for MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law at the University of Manchester

William Crews

Area of special interest: ‘Do the laws of confidentiality and professional freedoms and ethics in USA have a positive or negative effect on young peoples’ sexual health?’. Award for the MA in Medical Ethics and Law at Keele University

Fiona Lane

Area of special interest: ‘the ethical issues encountered when defining policy on resource allocation, the place of ethics in current policy and more ethical ways forward’. Award for the MA in Medical Ethics and Law at Keele University

Adam Brown

Area of special interest: the use of proxy decision makers in end of life care and the usefulness of current guidance for doctors in end-of-life decision making. Award for the BSc in Medical Ethics and Law at King’s College London

Claire Fischer

Area of special interest: end of life care, especially refusal of treatment and assisted suicide in relation to terminal illnesses. Award for BSc in Bioethics at the University of Bristol

Laura Josephine Williamson

Area of special interest: the ethics and law of abortion. Award for the intercalated MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law at the University of Manchester

Michael Farrall

Area of special interest: ‘Does the availability of prenatal screening lead to a modern form of eugenics practice?’ Award for an intercalated BA in Biomedical Ethics at the University of Leeds

Katie Wynne

Area of special interest: ‘the interaction of clinical and ethical practice in defining the role of the physician in active and passive euthanasia’. Award for an intercalated MA in the Ethics of Cancer and Palliative Care at Keele University

Institutional Grants:

Alex Critchfield and Fabienne Verrall – Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol

Ethical and Legal Issues Arising in Mental Healthcare. University of Bristol, 6th March 2012

Alexis Paton – Newcastle University

The 6th Annual UK and Ireland Postgraduate Conference in Bioethics (Theme: Bioethics and the Body). Wellcome Collection, London, 2nd-4th May 2012.

Dr Karen Le Ball, Clinical Ethics Committee, South London and Oxleas NHS Trust

UKCEN 12th Annual Conference: Inequalities in Healthcare. Greenwich University, 14th-15th June 2012

John Gardner – Brunel University London, for the Cumberland Lodge Colloquia

From The Classroom to the Clinic: Humanities and Education in Bioethics. Cumberland Lodge, 8th October, 2012

Dr Paquita de Zulueta – Imperial College London, and Dr Andrew Papanikitas – King’s College London and the Royal Society of Medicine

Compassion in Healthcare: Exploring and Sustaining Compassionate Practice in Healthcare. A multidisciplinary conference. Royal Society of Medicine, 12th November 2012

Diana Newman – Imperial College School of Medicine Student Union, Vision Outreach

ICSMSU Vision Senior Conference, 15th September 2012

ICSM Vision Junior Conference, November 2012

ICSM Vision Roadshow

Dr Laura Machin, Lancaster University Medical School

The Lancaster University and Hospital Seminar Series

Laura says: “The Lancaster University and Hospital Seminar Series was the first of a number of activities planned to foster discussion around medical ethics matters. The Seminar Series was solely for staff working at the University and local Hospitals thereby offering an opportunity for staff to network with each other over a common matter in an informal social setting. The invited speakers also offered the opportunity to showcase the ‘work’ being done on the common matter at the University and Hospital, whilst the invited guest speaker helped to raise the profile and interest in the Seminar Series. The topics of the Seminars were discussed by those involved in establishing the Seminar Series (including ‘Organ Donation in the 21st Century’ and ‘End of Life Matters’)”.

Joseph Fitchett, Imperial College London

EUWHO: WHO Simulation Youth Initiative. Royal Society of Medicine, 26th-28th October 2012.

Dr Richard Knox, University of Nottingham, and Dr June Jones, University of Birmingham

Ethics: What Do I Do Now? The Second Midlands Students’ Ethics Day Conference, University of Birmingham Medical School, 8th December 2012

Dr Kathleen Stock, University of Sussex

The Ethics of HIV Testing and Transmission. Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, 10th December 2012.

‘A one day conference on the ethics of HIV testing and transmission was held on December 10th at the Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton…Feedback from registrants was taken on the day, and was overwhelmingly positive, in terms of the informativeness of the particular talks, and their practical use and relevance to professional roles in HIV care’.

Conference Grants:

Sarah Law, St. George’s University of London

UNESCO bioethics education conference in Tiberius, Israel.

Sarah says: “With thanks to the Institute of Ethics for funding, I was…able to attend and present at the UNESCO bioethics education conference in Tiberius, Israel.

I co-presented at this conference, with Dr Carwyn Rhys Hooper, on a project I have been a part of for over a year now. This project focuses on developing ethics based Virtual Patient cases for use within the medical school curriculum; this has been very successful and our cases have been requested for use by medical schools internationally. We were pleased to share our progress with the delegates in Tiberius”.

Felicity Jones, King’s College London

AMEE (The Association for Medical Education in Europe) 2012

Ethan Herring, Imperial College London

Mourning The Loss Of Grief: A Critique Of Justifications For Removal Of The ‘Special Case’ Of Bereavement In The Diagnosis Of Depressive Disorder at:

3rd International Public Health & Palliative Care Conference: Death, Dying, Loss & Care: Social Experiences or Medical Events? University of Limerick, Ireland, 25th-27th April 2013

Soyang Ella Kim, Barts and the London

Transforming end of life care in acute hospitals. Royal Society of Medicine, 6th December 2012.