Originally a Biochemist, I became interested in Research Ethics while involved with Clinical Trials and am now an academic Ethicist with a specific interest in the governance and role of Research Ethics Committees (RECs). I co-ordinate five University RECs and chair the Hampshire A NHS REC and MOD REC. I am a member of the NHS confidentiality Advice Group (CAG), National Research Ethics Advisors Panel (NREAP) and a volunteer with UKRIO. I regularly write, talk and run training sessions on Ethics, Integrity and Governance, and recently gave written and verbal evidence to the Parliamentary inquiry on research integrity.
A culture of integrity is vital for society to trust research and researchers. If discoveries cannot be trusted there can be no innovation or impact, and no justification for funding. In 2014 the Nuffield Council on Bioethics published an influential report examining the culture of scientific research. The report concluded that while the virtues most …
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