Professor Bobbie Farsides


Bobbie joined the Board of the Medical Research Foundation in April 2015.

Bobbie Farsides is Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. She has been researching and teaching in the field of bioethics for over twenty years, and her research focuses on the experience of health care professionals and scientists operating in ethically contested fields of biomedicine. Her work is currently supported by The Wellcome Trust and the European Commission.

Bobbie also has a strong commitment to public policy work and has twice served as a Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords. She has served as an ethics expert on a number of national committees, including at NICE, the BMA and Genomics England and is currently a board member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. Research ethics has been a constant interest throughout her career including work focused on the developing world context. She chaired the Nuffield Council on Bioethics working party on Children’s Participation in research.

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