Dr Iain Brassington

Senior Lecturer

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Iain received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Birmingham in 2003.  Before that, he received an MSc with Distinction in Health Care Ethics from Birmingham (1999), and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Hull (1998). He taught at the Centre for Professional Ethics at Keele from 2003-2006 and at Keele Medical School in 2004-5; he has also taught in the Medical School at Birmingham in various roles between 1998 and 2003, and at the Philosophy Department at Warwick.  He came to Manchester in 2006, and became a senior lecturer in 2014.

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Iain teaches on the campus-based and distance-learning postgraduate degrees in Healthcare Ethics and Law; he is also Course Director and lead teacher for the undergraduate Jurisprudence and Professional Ethics for Lawyers modules, and supervises PhD students in ethics-related fields.


Iain is a requent contributor to media debates in the UK and further afield, having appeared several times on national and international TV and radio news programmes, and has been quoted in Newsweek, the Financial Times, Daily Mail, and Guardian, The Hindu, among others

Media availability in bioethics, applied ethics, and medical law.

External positions

Member of Ethics Committee, British Medical Association (BMA)


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