dr frances butcher
BMBS MA MSc MFPH
Clinical Research Fellow in Public Health and DPhil Student
- Wellcome Trust Research Fellow
Frances is a Specialty Registrar in Public Health undertaking a DPhil at the Ethox Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, supported by a Wellcome Trust Fellowship for Health Professionals in Humanities and Social Science. Her research, which is supervised by Professor Mike Parker and Associate Professor Patricia Kingori, explores ethical dimensions of global health security.
Frances has a medical degree from Brighton and Sussex Medical School, with an intercalated BSc from King’s College London in Medical Ethics and Law. She also holds a MA in Bioethics and Society from King’s College London and an MSc in Global Health Science from the University of Oxford. She completed the Academic Foundation Programme for junior doctors at North Bristol NHS Trust and the University of Bristol between 2013 and 2015, and started the Oxford School of Public Health training scheme in 2016. In her role as a Public Health Registrar, Frances has worked in varied roles including at the University of Oxford, Oxfordshire County Council, NHS England and Public Health England.
She is a winner of the 2018 Next Gen for Biosecurity Competition alongside colleagues from Uganda and Argentina, a judge at the 2019 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition, and a 2019 Fellow on the John Hopkins Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Programme.
Doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic: what are their duties and what is owed to them?
Johnson SB. and Butcher F., (2020), J Med Ethics
Formalising recall by genotype as an efficient approach to detailed phenotyping and causal inference.
Corbin LJ. et al, (2018), Nat Commun, 9
Systematic review and meta-analysis of remotely delivered interventions using self-monitoring or tailored feedback to change dietary behavior.
Teasdale N. et al, (2018), Am J Clin Nutr, 107, 247 - 256
The ethics conundrum in Recall by Genotype (RbG) research: Perspectives from birth cohort participants.
Minion JT. et al, (2018), PLoS One, 13
Causal analyses, statistical efficiency and phenotypic precision through Recall-by-Genotype study design
Corbin L. et al, (2017)