Dr Lucy Frith

University of Manchester

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My research sits at the interface of bioethics, medical sociology and health services research and focuses on improving health-care decision-making and policy with a particular interest in combining empirical methods with ethical analysis. I have an expertise in empirical ethics, qualitative research methods and public patient involvement in research, service design and health policy.

I have published widely on a range of issues in bioethics and carried out research on pregnancy and childbirth; research ethics (clinical trials and public involvement and cross-cultural issues in consent); the organisation and funding of health care provision (priority setting); and the use of evidence in practice and policy and has a long-standing interest in the social and ethical aspects of reproductive technologies. 

External positions

Visiting Fellow, University of Hong Kong

1 Sep 2019 → …

Chair of Research Committee, Institute of Medical Ethics

1 Sep 2015 → …

Areas of expertise

  • BJ Ethics - Bioethics, social science, qualitative methods

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