School of Law – Healthcare Ethics and Law academic staff
Dr Rebecca Bennett - Personal details
Dr Rebecca Bennett, is Senior Lecturer in Bioethics. Becki has taught bioethics for eighteen years and has published widely on diverse issues in bioethics. In 2002 she devised and launched the innovative distance learning MA in Health Care Ethics and Law which she ran until 2009. She is now the Programme Director for the PhD in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence – another innovative programme that bases a doctoral thesis around published papers. She has recently launched a comprehensive package of short online CPD courses in medical ethics and law. Becki has published widely on diverse issues in bioethics including antenatal HIV testing, assisted reproductive technologies, prelimplatation genetic diagnosis, genetic testing in pregnancy, arguments surrounding attempts to eradicate disability, responsibility in pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, cloning, stem cell research, ectogenesis, selective treatment of infants, the role of public consultations in ethics and law and the possibility of ethical compromise.
Becki's latest paper is available via open access. 'When Intuition is Not Enough. Why the Principle of Procreative Beneficence Must Work Much Harder to Justify Its Eugenic Vision', Bioethics, 2013.