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Dr Agomoni Ganguli Mitra

Chancellor's Fellow in Legal & Ethical Aspects of Biomedicin

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Dr. Ganguli-Mitra welcomes expressions of interest in all areas of medical ethics/bioethics, global health ethics and justice.

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseBioethics, Research Ethics, Global Bioethics, Gender Justice, Global Justice, Humanitarian Ethics


 Dr. Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra is Chancellor’s Fellow in the Legal and Ethical Aspects of Biomedicine, and Co-director of the JK Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law. She is also a member of the Wellcome Trust-funded Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society. Dr. Ganguli-Mitra’s background is in bioethics, with a special interest in global bioethics, structural and gender justice. She has written on ethical issues related to global surrogacy, sex-selection, biomedical research in low-income countries, social value in research governance and the concepts of exploitation and vulnerability in bioethics.

She is currently PI on a Wellcome Trust funded project entitled, Vulnerability and Justice in Global Health Emergency Regulation: Developing Future Ethical Models (2018-19).

Current Research Interests

  • Global bioethics and justice in global health
  • Structural injustice, epistemic injustice, exploitation and vulnerability in bioethics
  • The ethics of global health emergencies
  • Surrogacy and gender justice
  • Social norms in bioethics
  • Sex-selection and gender justice
  • Conscientious objection in healthcare
  • Ethics and governance of biomedical research
  • Public health ethics
  • Bioethics and Law

Research activities & awards

  1. Social Norms and Health

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  2. Erasmus Univ, Erasmus University Rotterdam

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionResearch and Teaching at External Organisation

  3. FAB

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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