IFOM Alumni Talk – Monday December 14th Bioethics in the Pandemic

Forthcoming events in 2020

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What can bioethics and bioethicists do for humanity and society in the pandemic? what should be the criteria for access to life saving resources in a context of scarcity? what are the ethically justifiable trade-offs in lockdown policies? To these and other questions will answer Silvia Camporesi, member of IFOM alumni Network, during the second IFOM Alumni Talk.

Seminar open to all!

Join us on Webex on Monday Dec 14th at 3.30 PM CET https://lnkd.in/dhjH8-b
Event number: 174 293 3105
Event password: alumni

New paper out for ‘Bioethics’: A local criteria of fairness in sport.

In a new paper published on November 12th, 2020, for Bioethics, Mika Hämäläinen and I compare the property advantages of Caster Semenya and Eero Mäntyranta with implications for the construction of categories in sport. This is the first time the two athletes have been systematically compared in a conceptual analysis of ten local criteria of fairness. The article can be accessed here.

If you don’t have access to the article and would like to read it, email me to request it at my KCL address. Thank you!

Left, Eero Mäntyranta. Right, Caster Semenya.

EScAPE Research Project – Leading the Italy Team

Expert knowledge and expertise are increasingly important to support of effective decision making. In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, most nations have put in place new institutional mechanisms to secure expert advice in a variety of contexts to inform public health response.

I am leading the Italy case study, with Professor Federica Angeli, Chair in Management at the University of York, as co-lead. We are assisted in this research by Giorgia Dal Fabbro of the University of Trento. Alongside collecting and analysing relevant policy documents, we are now in the process of interviewing key stakeholders, including members of the Italian Technical and Scientific Committee (Comitato Tecnico Scientifico Nazionale, or CTS); members of other expert committees and task force groups, both at national, and at regional level, policy-makers and politicians.

For more information about the ESCaPE Italy project, or if you would like to put yourself forward as a key stakeholder for an interview, email me at:


This is an international research project, led by Prof. Roger A. Pielke Jr at the University of Boulder in Colorado performs a comparative, international evaluation of mechanisms of science and more in general of expert advice in the pandemic emergency. The purpose of the project is to comparatively investigate the ways in which scientific knowledge is being used to inform policy in response to the Covid-19 emergency.