The Ethox Centre aims to improve ethical standards in healthcare practice and in medical research. It does this through education, research, and the provision of ethics support to health professionals and medical researchers.
The Centre aims in all its activities to be close to practice and seeks to engage with ethical issues faced by real world actors in real world settings. One implication of this is that the Centre places particular value on approaches bringing together empirical research with rigorous ethical analysis.
The Ethox Centre has a rich research culture including visiting researchers, research seminars and on-going collaborative writing groups on a wide range of topics.