Announcing the 2019 Lewis Headley Public Lecture “Complex Decisions in Paediatric End of Life Care” Friday September 20th

We are delighted to announce the 2019 Institute of Medical Ethics Lewis Headley Public Lecture, which will take place on Friday September 20th at Imperial College and focus on the important and timely topic of “Complex Decisions in Paediatric End of Life Care”.

This year’s lecture will feature a panel consisting of Stephanie Nimmo, Giles Birchley and Emma Nottingham and will be chaired by Prof Dominic Wilkinson.

This event is free to attend but booking is required. Click here to book.


5.00-5.45 Registration
5.45-6.45 Lecture
6.45-7.15 AGM
7.15 Drinks reception


Professor Dominic Wilkinson, Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Medical Ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. Dominic is a physician specialising in newborn intensive care and medical ethics. He is a consultant neonatologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and Director of Medical Ethics at the University of Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.


Stephanie Nimmo: Stephanie is an award-winning, London-based writer, freelance journalist, marketing consultant, trainer, public speaker & campaigner. She is focussed mainly on the health & social care sectors with an emphasis on issues around paediatric palliative care, disability, learning disability, autism and issues affecting carers.

Giles Birchley: Giles is a children’s intensive care nurse who has been working in bioethics at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Ethics in Medicine since 2012. The ethical dilemmas surrounding children’s medical treatment, as well as wider issues raised by decision-making on behalf of others, are a key interest.

Emma Nottingham: Emma is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Winchester. Her research specialises in children’s rights and medical law & ethics. She is particularly interested in the legal & ethical implications of medical decision-making concerning children.

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