Lucy Frith

Dr

  • University of Manchester, Law
  • Centre for Social Ethics & Policy, School of Law, The Williamson Building

    Oxford Road Manchester

    United Kingdom

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Overview

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. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures

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