Dr Kate Sahan
Ethics Research Fellow, Cangene Canvar
Kate Sahan is Research Fellow in the Ethical and Social Implications of the Clinical Use of Genomic Risk in Cancer Care. She studied for a DPhil in Population Health at the Ethox Centre from 2016-19. In 2019-20 Kate was a postdoctoral researcher at Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam where she explored the global challenges of implementing Responsible Research and Innovation policy.
Kate’s research interests include: the ethics of emergency research governance; ethics of decision-making in research more generally including how ethics policy translates to practical and cultural change for individuals and institutions; and population health ethics, most recently focusing on the challenges and opportunities genomic medicine brings to improving cancer patient care.
Before her DPhil at Ethox, Kate worked in a number of research administration and ethics governance roles, including as a clinical research coordinator, as part of the 2014 Oxford REF project management team, and as manager of the Social Sciences and Humanities Oxford Research Ethics Committee. Kate has also worked previously as a research assistant at Ethox and at the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) in Bangkok, Thailand on qualitative social science projects with an ethical focus.
Misuse of "Usual Care" in Emergency Care Research: A Call for Adapting Rules Governing Exception from Informed Consent (EFIC) Studies.
Cowan E. et al, (2020), Am J Bioeth, 20, 59 - 61
Community engagement, social context and coverage of mass anti-malarial administration: Comparative findings from multi-site research in the Greater Mekong sub-Region.
Pell CL. et al, (2019), PLoS One, 14
In defence of governance: ethics review and social research.
Sheehan M. et al, (2018), J Med Ethics, 44, 710 - 716
Reasonable disagreement and the justification of pre-emptive ethics governance in social research: a response to Hammersley.
Sheehan M. et al, (2018), J Med Ethics, 44, 719 - 720
Community engagement and the social context of targeted malaria treatment: a qualitative study in Kayin (Karen) State, Myanmar.
Sahan K. et al, (2017), Malar J, 16