Category Archives: Bioethics

‘Climate change and covid-19: what have we learnt?’ KCL Alumni Zoom seminar Wednesday 22nd 6:30 pm CET

The pandemic has had a profound impact on our environment. Lockdown measures have resulted in significantly reduced levels of air pollution, and what may be the first time we have begun to see noticeable changes in the world we live in. Despite this, it seems that the climate emergency has been put on hold while attention and resources have focused on fighting the pandemic.

As part of our King’s Experts Series, join us as we ask our panel: What lessons can we learn from the pandemic when it comes to climate change and the environment? Will coming out of lockdown undo the progress already made? What are some of the parallels that can be drawn between the impact of the pandemic and climate change?

The event is organised by and for KCL Alumni but open to all interested parties and you can sign up here:

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/climate-change-and-covid-19-what-have-we-learned

For those who are unable to join via Zoom, we will also be live-streaming the discussion on our Alumni YouTube channel.

At this event

Frans Berkhout

Frans Berkhout

Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

2017_Silvia Camporesi

Silvia Camporesi

Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Society

Mark Mulligan

Mark Mulligan

Head of the Department of Geography

 

Appointment as Section Editor for new section ‘Reproduction, Technology and Society’ of RBMO Journal

Delighted to announce the launch (July 1st, 2020) of a new section of RBMO Journal, devoted to investigate the societal implications of assisted reproductive technologies.

Together with Dr Rita Vassena, and Dr Kamal Ajuha, I will be working as Section Editor for Reproduction, Technology, and Society.

The letter announcing the new RTS section and Call for Papers is available here:

01.07.20 Launch RTS_RBMO

If you’re a prospective author, you can contact me for inquiries at my kcl email address.

Podcast “World, we’ve got this: Ethics and Pandemics”. A conversation with Julia Stepowska and Caitlin Gardiner

How does a doctor know which patient to save during a pandemic, when resources can be limited? And how ethical is it to put everyone under lockdown? Does trust in our government predict whether we will socially distance ourselves?

In this in conversation episode of WORLD: we got this, we speak with Dr Silvia Camporesi, Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Society, and Caitlin Gardiner, an A&E doctor in London and a King’s master’s student in Bioethics & Society. We explore our personal experiences living and working in the UK, Italy and South Africa during this strange time and how bioethics comes into practice.

You can listen to the episode of KCL podcast “World, we got this: Ethics and pandemics” here:

and access the transcript of the conversation here.

Many thanks Julia Stepowska for inviting us to have a chat with you about ethics and pandemics!