Dr Susan Bull
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Senior Researcher in Ethics of Genomics and Global Health
- University Research Lecturer
Susan Bull is the Senior Researcher in Ethics of Genomics and Global Health in the MRC Centre for Genomics and Global Health and The Ethox Centre, University of Oxford. She is also the editor of GlobalHealthReviewers.org. Susan’s research interests include international healthcare research ethics and in particular, the appropriate design and conduct of consent processes, genomic research and ethical review of research.
Susan holds bachelors degrees in genetics and in law, and studied for her MA and PhD at the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College London.
As Assistant Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, she was responsible for the Council’s Working Party report on the ethics of research related to healthcare in developing countries, and worked on other topics as diverse as GM crops and stem cell research. Susan’s PhD thesis focused on designing context-appropriate consent processes in developing countries, and during this period she also developed an award-winning dossier on research ethics in developing countries for SciDev.Net.
Tailoring information provision and consent processes to research contexts: the value of rapid assessments.
Bull S. et al, (2012), J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics, 7, 37 - 52
Ensuring consent to research is voluntary: how far do we need to go?
Bull S. and Lindegger GC., (2011), Am J Bioeth, 11, 27 - 29
Ethical issues in human genomics research in developing countries.
de Vries J. et al, (2011), BMC Med Ethics, 12
Ethics in collaborative global health research networks
Bull SJ. and Parker M., (2011), The Journal of Clinical Ethics, 4, 165 - 168
Ethical data release in genome-wide association studies in developing countries.
Parker M. et al, (2009), PLoS Med, 6