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Ethox Research Associates are colleagues from other departments in Oxford or institutions elsewhere with whom we collaborate closely


Camillia Kong

Camillia Kong is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research at Birkbeck College.  Camillia has published work on philosophical issues surrounding impairment and disability, medico-legal assessments of mental capacity, and the ethics of psychiatry.  Other related research interests include the application of Gadamerian hermeneutics and dialogical ethics to judicial reasoning in medical and mental capacity law as well as the practice of therapeutic care and treatment for mental disorders. Her philosophical background combines continental and analytic approaches to philosophy, with a specialisation in normative ethics, feminist philosophy, and the history of moral and political philosophy.  She is the author of Mental Capacity in Relationship: Decision-Making, Dialogue, and Autonomy (Cambridge University Press, 2017) as well as Overcoming Challenges to Mental Capacity Act 2005 (Jessica Kingsley, 2018, with Alex Ruck Keene).

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Mehrunisha Sulemann

Mehrunisha Suleman is a post doctoral research associate at the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her research involves an analysis of the experiences of end of life care (EOLC) services in the UK, from the Muslim perspective. The study will involve a systematic analysis of the views of stakeholders, such as healthcare staff, patients, families, chaplains and Islamic scholars to enable a presentation of a range of challenges and concerns that currently exist in EOLC services within the NHS. 

Before joining CIS, Mehrunisha completed a DPhil in Population Health at the University of Oxford titled “Does Islam influence research ethics?” She completed a BA in the Biomedical Sciences Tripos at the University of Cambridge, followed by clinical studies and an MSc in Global Health Sciences, at Oxford University. She has worked with Sir Muir Gray on the Department of Health’s QIPP Right Care Programme. She has been involved in the design and construction of Population Based Accountable Integrated Care Systems, as well as developing an online tool for commissioners, clinicians and patient groups on health care systems design. She is co-editor of the NHS Atlas of Variation for Diabetes and Liver Disease. 

Alongside her university training and work in the NHS, she has been studying the Islamic Sciences with Sheikh Akram Nadwi and more recently with Professor Tariq Ramadan. She completed her Alimiyyah degree with Al Salaam Institute in 2013. She has also been appointed as an expert for UNESCO’s Ethics Teacher Training Programme.

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Calvin Ho Wai Loon

Calvin Ho is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is co-head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Bioethics in Singapore, and co-head of the Accountability Policy Task Team of the Global Alliance for Genomics & Health. Calvin is also an Ethics Board member of Médecins Sans Frontières, a member of the Singapore Nursing Board, as well as a member of advisory committees for human organ transplantation and on genetic testing of the Singapore Ministry of Health. In addition, he serves as an assistant director with the Singapore Legal Aid Bureau (Ministry of Law).

Calvin holds a doctorate in juridical science from Cornell University, and was also trained in law at NUS and University of Cambridge. In addition, he holds degrees in sociology and economics from London School of Economics and Political Science and School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). He has published on global health law and ethics, research ethics and policy, health policy and governance, and is the co-editor of Bioethics in Singapore: An Ethical Microcosm (2010), Genetic Privacy: An Evaluation of the Ethical and Legal Landscape (2013), Making Difficult Decisions with Patients and Families: A Singapore Casebook (; 2014), and the author of Juridification in Bioethics (Imperial College Press, 2016).

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Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah

Dr Phaik Yeong Cheah, an Associate Professor of Oxford University is  based in Bangkok at the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme. She is currently the head of a new department, called the Department of Bioethics and Engagement. The department works on ethical issues arising from conducting research and working with vulnerable populations such as children, pregnant women, migrants as well as other disadvantaged and hard-to-reach populations.  In addition, the department’s remit also includes developing and managing the programme’s community and public engagement work either programme-wide (e.g. the artist-in-residence programme), location-specific (e.g. supporting the long running Tak Province Community Ethics Advisory Board) or study specific. She is particularly interested in ethical issues in community engagement and paediatric research.

Phaik Yeong was the head of the Clinical Trials Support Group within the Programme which is a group that helps researchers run clinical trials for seven years.  Before moving to Bangkok, she worked in the Clinical Trials & Research Governance office in Oxford where her responsibilities included advising, reviewing and approving research protocols, providing research ethics and Good Clinical Practice training for researchers, and monitoring and auditing clinical trials on behalf of the University. Phaik Yeong started working in clinical trials in 1998 when she started her PhD work on chronic prostatitis in Penang, Malaysia. 

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Dominic Wilkinson

Professor of Medical Ethics, Director of Medical Ethics, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Consultant Neonatologist, John Radcliffe Hospital; Hugh Price Fellow, Jesus College

Professor Dominic Wilkinson is a physician specialising in newborn intensive care and medical ethics. He is a consultant neonatologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and Director of Medical Ethics at the University of Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics and Managing Editor of the Journal of Practical Ethics.

Dominic trained in Medicine at the University of Melbourne, later specialising in paediatrics and neonatal intensive care. He completed a Masters degree in Human Bioethics at Monash University (Melbourne) and subsequently completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2010 investigating ethical issues relating to neuroimaging and decision-making for critically ill newborn infants.

Dominic’s research interests include end-of-life care, neuroethics, perinatal ethics, critical care ethics and ethical questions associated with randomised controlled trials.

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Vicki Marsh is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health (CTMGH), Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University, UK and Senior Social and Public Health Scientist at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in Kenya. At the KWTRP, her research within the Health Systems and Research Ethics department focuses on empirical ethics approaches to strengthening policy and practice in international research, including for community engagement, informed consent, disclosure of genetic findings, benefits and payments, and data sharing and around concepts of vulnerability and agency in research.

She has teaching, mentorship and science and ethics governance roles at KWTRP. At CTMGH, she coordinates, teaches and examines on ethics in research and public health for an MSc course in Tropical Medicine and International Health. Between 2013 and 2015, she was a member of a UK Nuffield Council on Bioethics working group on ethical issues for research involving children and young people. Vicki’s DPhil thesis focused on ethical issues in research on Sickle Cell Disease in Kenya, including feedback of genetic findings; this work was supervised by Prof Michael Parker, director of Ethox.

Originally trained in medicine and general practice in the UK, Vicki has lived in Kenya for more than 25 years, initially as part of the team that established KWTRP in 1990. During this early period, her research on the role of village shopkeepers in malaria treatment was internationally recognised, and informed policy in the Kenya National Malaria Control Programme and the Roll Back Malaria strategy in the World Health Organization. 

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Sassy Molyneux
Associate Professor at Oxford University based at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, since 1994.  Sassy chairs the Health Systems and Research Ethics department in Kilifi, and plays a senior role in several international research consortia, including the Wellcome Trust funded Global Health Bioethics network, and two DFID funded health systems network (RESYST, aimed at strengthening the resilience and responsiveness of health systems, and RinGs, aimed at strengthening the understanding of gender and ethics in health systems research). 
Her own research has focused on two main areas: the interface between health systems and households; and the interface between health researchers and communities. A current cross-cutting area of interest is examining and strengthening accountability processes at the frontline of health and research systems in sub-Saharan Africa.


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