Congratulations to Llona Kavege recipient of the 2019/20 GHSM Postgraduate Scholarship!

We are delighted to announce the recipient of the 2019/20 Global Health & Social Medicine Postgraduate Scholarship. Llona graduated from Barry University, Miami, FL, at a Stamps Scholar with a double major in Biology and Philosophy. While an undergraduate, she joined the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement programme in 2017 and worked as a research […]

Event May 22nd: “The Ethics and Practice of Disinvestment: On Knowing What Not to Do in Health and Social Care”

We are delighted to announce a forthcoming event titled “The Ethics and Practice of Disinvestment:  On Knowing What Not to Do in Health and Social Care” .  When: Wednesday May 22nd, 2019, 10:00-18:30.  Where: Anatomy Museum, King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London, London WC2R 2LS. Directions: The Anatomy Museum is located on Level 6 of the King’s Building. […]

Book Launch Event – Synthesizing Hope by Anne Pollock – Tuesday 28th May

Tuesday 28th May, 4pm Anatomy Museum, King’s College London 6th Floor, King’s Building, Strand Campus, The Strand, London, WC2R 2LS All are welcome for the London Book Launch of Synthesizing Hope: Matter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery, released this month by the University of Chicago Press.  The event will be chaired by Professor Nikolas Rose, […]

Response to CAS ruling on Semenya’s case: Why this is a disappointing, although not surprising, decision. And what type of evidence should be considered in an appeal.

This blog post was written by Dr Silvia Camporesi and originally posted on her research blog here. As pretty much everybody else except those who were expert witnesses to the case or the judges, I was in London on Wednesday May 1st  anxiously waiting for 12 pm for the Court of Arbitration for Sport  to […]

Bioethics & Society alumni series: Featuring Shayda Kashef (class of 2017), now public engagement research assistant in public health at King’s

Shayda Kashef (class of 2017), was one of the students of the very first cohort of the Bioethics & Society programme, as she started studying with us as a part-time student  in September 2014: “When I finished my undergraduate degree in Philosophy at King’s College London (2013), I knew I wanted to return to higher […]

BrainEx technology: Consider the pig – killed, humanised, resuscitated, for the benefit of whom?

Consider the pig – they have made the headlines and the cover of the two major American scientific journals in  the last two years: first in Science when scientists led by George Church at MIT created humanised organs in pigs with CRISPR genome editing technology, raising spectre of Margaret Atwood’s “pigoons” ,  and this week in an […]

Bioethics & Society alumni series – featuring Gemma McKenzie, ESCR funded PhD candidate at King’s

Gemma McKenzie (Bioethics & Society, class of 2017) is an ESRC funded PhD candidate at King’s (Department of Nursing) exploring women’s narratives of freebirthing in the UK. “I first had the idea for my PhD subject when I was working in an entirely different and unrelated career. However, I had no academic contacts, no bioethics […]

2019 Bioethics & Society alumni series – Featuring Richard Gibson, PhD candidate in Bioethics & Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Manchester

Richard Gibson, Bioethics & Society alumnus (class of 2016), currently a PhD student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Law at the University of Manchester, UK, says about the programme: “Before undertaking the MA in Bioethics & Society, my primary academic interest revolved around the ethical and social implications of radical human enhancement. […]

Gerontology MSc alumni Rochelle Amour discusses her work on dementia in the Caribbean

The MSc programme is a good idea for both clinical and non-clinical professionals. I’m a Caribbean national with a background in psychology and writing, who enrolled at IoG because I was interested in ageing policy. I found the programme extraordinarily strategic. I met guest lecturers from international NGO’s, universities and local hospitals who offered insight […]