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Research Ethics Forum

Research Ethics Forum

Series Editors: Hunter, David, McMillan, John, Weijer, Charles

ISSN: 2212-9529

About the Editors

David Hunter joined Flinders University as the Associate Professor of Medical Ethics in the School of Medicine in 2013. His background is in philosophy, concentrating on political philosophy and ethics, both theoretical and applied, mainly in the context of medical practice, research ethics and other professional practices. He spent the previous eight years in the UK, and before that was based in New Zealand
John McMillan has published broadly within bioethics. His book projects include Principles of Healthcare Ethics (with Ashcroft, Dawson, and Draper) 2007, Empirical Ethics in Psychiatry (with Widdershoven, Hope, and Van der Scheer) OUP 2008, The Limits of Consent (with Corrigan, Liddell, Richards, and Weijer) OUP 2009, and Responsibility and Psychopathy: Interfacing Law, Psychiatry, and Philosophy (with Malatesti) OUP 2010.
Charles Weijer is a philosopher and physician. His academic interests center on the ethics of medical research. Charles has written about using placebos in clinical trials, weighing the benefits and harms of medical research, and protecting communities in research. Charles’ most recent work talks about a special kind of clinical trial in which groups of people – rather than individual patients – are randomized to one treatment or another. He is one of the co-founders of the Rotman Institute and he has worked with a number of organizations around the world, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations, and the U.S. National Academies Institute of Medicine. Charles’ work is motivated by the belief that medical research raises profound philosophical questions about the nature of our obligations to one another, particularly in relationships of inequality, such as that between doctor and patient.