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Professor Stephen Wilkinson

Professor, Professor of Bioethics

Stephen Wilkinson

Lancaster University

County South



Tel: +44 1524 594964

Office Hours:

The next 'drop in' sessions are:

3:00pm - 4:00pm, 25th April 2018

1:30pm - 2:30pm, 26th April 2018

Research overview

Stephen Wilkinson's most recent research is on reproductive ethics and the regulation of reproductive technologies, especially the ethics of selective reproduction (practices that involve choosing between different possible future people).  A book on this topic (Choosing Tomorrow’s Children, Oxford University Press) was published in 2010.

A previous phase of work focused on the commercial exploitation of the human body and culminated in his first book, Bodies for Sale (Routledge, 2003).

He has also written on various other ethics topics including: biomedical research, conjoined twins, futility, mental illness, passive euthanasia, and resource allocation.

He is the holder of a Wellcome Senior Investigator Award (jointly with Professor Rosamund Scott of King’s College London) on reproductive donation (http://reproductivedonation.com/).

PhD supervision

Human Reproduction - ethics and regulation of
Organ Donation - ethics and regulation of

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