My name is Jackie Leach Scully, and I am Professor of Social Ethics and Bioethics in the Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre at Newcastle University, UK. My main research interests are in the areas of empirical bioethical methods, feminist methodology and theory, and disability bioethics. I have a particular focus on the ways in which ‘ordinary people’ come to make bioethical decisions, and have had a number of research projects that examined, example, how people make their families through decisions about prenatal testing, and how religious and cultural attitudes affect people’s ethical evaluations of new reproductive and genetic technologies. Empirical methods enlarge our understanding of how people approach making their own bioethical decisions, and I use this to expand theorisation of important concepts like vulnerability, solidarity and particularity. The summer school will offer everyone who takes part an invaluable opportunity to explore new pathways in bioethical thinking about families, family knowledge, and family relationships.
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