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Stephanie Johnson is a Researcher in Global Health Bioethics at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, University of Oxford. Her research at the Centre focuses on the practical ethical issues arising in research in genomics and infectious diseases. She works in close collaboration with scientific researchers based at the Big Data Institute and their international partners.
Stephanie is a medically trained bioethicist and health social scientist. Her work combines empirical research and theoretical analysis. Prior to joining the Centre she has worked at the University of Sydney as a researcher and lecturer in clinical and research ethics. She completed her PhD in 2017 at The University of Sydney. Her doctoral research focused on the ethics and politics of Advance Care Planning, critiquing the value and relevance of individualistic conceptualisations of patient autonomy in healthcare.
Stephanie’s interests are in conducting research that aims to help scientists, researchers, policymakers and professionals to make decisions that are morally justifiable and that improve health and the quality of care.