June Jones is Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics and Law.
June’s primary research interests are in the ethics of stem cell technology and translational therapies. She is a member of the Birmingham University Stem Cell Centre (BUSCC) consultative committee.
June’s other areas of research are in religious and cultural diversity and medical education. June is College Lead on Religious and Cultural Diversity and run the Religious and Cultural Beliefs Forum.
PhD in Biomedical Ethics 2005
MSc in Health Care and Law, University of Liverpool, 1996
June trained as a nurse, qualifying in 1986. She specialised in Intensive care, and whilst working there undertook an MSc in Health Care Ethics and Law. Having completed that, she taught for 3 years on the MSc Health Care Ethics and Law at Liverpool University.
June joined University of Birmingham in 2000, completing her PhD in Aristotelean potentiality at the beginning and end of life in 2005. In 2004 she took over as Programme Director of the MSc in Biomedical Ethics and Law and the intercalating BMedSc in Biomedical Ethics and Law. In 2006 she was promoted to Senior Lecturer.
June has played a key role in supporting students, as Year Tutor on the MBChB for 6 years, as College Head of Graduate Student Support for the last 3 years, and as College Lead on Religious and Cultural Diversity for the last 4 years. In 2010 was awarded the Birmingham University Teaching Fellowship in recognition of her work to enhance diversity opportunities within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.
June combines her research interests in religious and cultural diversity and medical education. She presents at medical education conferences and diversity conferences on these themes. She is Chair of the Religious and Cultural Beliefs Forum, a voluntary forum for staff and students to debate issues that relate to the health needs of patients and beliefs of colleagues.
June is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:
The ethics of stem cell research and translational therapies.
The role of religious beliefs in the development of professionalism
If you are interesting in studying any of these subject areas please contact June on the contact details above, or for any general doctoral research enquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)121 414 5005.
For a full list of available Doctoral Research opportunities, please visit our Doctoral Research programme listings.
Ethics in medicine, bioethics and social practice
June is Ethics and Equality Lead on the European Commission funded ITN Network: DECIDE (Decision-making within cells and differentiation entity therapies). This four year project, with partners in Switzerland, Poland, Ireland and New Jersey, seeks to advance knowledge of and treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. She is responsible for all the ethics teaching on the project and ensuring that equality and diversity requirements are met throughout the course of the project. She is on the Executive Board, the Research and Enterprise Committee and the Training Committee for the project.
June is also directing the development of the first image bank of skin diseases to cover all skin tones. She is collaborating on this project with Maverick TV’s Embarrassing Bodies web developers. Once the image bank is fully populated June will be leading a team of web designers to develop on-line learning packages for medical students and junior doctors to enhance their diagnostic and communication skills for patients with skin disorders who have darker skin tones.
June is currently exploring textual analysis of how religion and religious beliefs are presented in the academic literature. The project is looking to see if religion and religious beliefs are discussed in positive or negative ways, whether stereotypes are perpetuated and whether assumptions are explored.
Ideas Lab - Three-way Podcast with Julia Hyland, Dr June Jones and volunteer students using ‘medical effects’make-up:
Trustee of Partnership in International Medical Education, a charity working to help medical schools in developing and restructuring countries to enhance their curriculum and retrain academics.
Parle J, Ross N, Jones J. (2012) Investigating beneficial drug reactions. British Medical Journal. Jan 4;344:d8337
Jones, J. (2011) ‘Respecting and Promoting Religious and Cultural Diversity’ Medical Education vol 45 s2, 67.
McHale, J. & Jones J. (2011) ‘Privacy, confidentiality and Abortion statistics: a question of public interest?’ Journal of Medical Ethics Published Online First: 27 June 2011 doi:10.1136/jme.2010.041186
June J. 2010 ‘Raising Children: a character-based approach to residential child care’ Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care 9; 2. 22-27.
June J. 2003 ‘The Nature of Dilemmas in Intensive Care’ in Ethics in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. (eds) Draper, H and Scott, W. Butterworth-Heinmann.
June J 2003 ‘Response to Wenstone’ in Ethics in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (eds) Draper, H and Scott, W. Butterworth-Heinmann.