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Leah Rand

Doctoral Research Student

Leah Rand is studying for DPhil and is supervised by Drs. Mark Sheehan and Mikey Dunn.  Her research focuses on distributive justice and ethical theories of resource allocation and the practical application of these theories in the UK’s healthcare system.  Specifically, her work is on Daniels's theory "accountability for reasonableness" and its application in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's (NICE) technology appraisals.  She has also studied clinical medical ethics, especially for transplantation and critical care, and was involved in clinical ethics consultations at a US hospital.

Prior to joining the Ethox Centre, Leah obtained an MA in Philosophy at University College London and an A.B. in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine from the University of Chicago, where she researched the accuracy of clinicians’ prognoses for their patients and what role those should play in allocating scarce resources.  Her research at the Ethox Centre is in part supported by the Marshall Scholarship.