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I am the Associate Professor of Christian Ethics in the Faculty of Theology and Religion, based at Harris Manchester College. I have been working with healthcare colleagues over the last 10 years, especially on the compassionate culture of healthcare organisations and on issues relating to medical professionalism and precision medicine.
What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?
Medical professionalism, healthcare ethics, religious and theological approaches to healthcare, the culture of healthcare.
What are you working on right now?
As the Humanities and Healthcare team, we are developing a new humanities-based medical professionalism curriculum for all of Oxford's medical students in partnership with colleagues in neurology and psychiatry. In addition, in cross-disciplinary collaborations with tropical diseases and social sciences, we are working on how to address vaccine hesitancy and ageism in healthcare.
Why is Oxford a good place to work in this field of research?
Oxford combines high-level medical research with imaginative and collaborative approaches to medical education. The strength of humanities research and teaching makes it the ideal place to take a creative approach to equipping medical students to tackle future challenges including how to practice medicine in the post-COVID 19 world. More generally, Oxford is a fertile place for humanities disciplines, such as theological ethics, history and English, to cross-pollinate with medical research and healthcare practice, developing channels for two-way learning.
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