Heather Widdows is a well known international researcher and in 2005 she was awarded a visiting fellowship at Harvard University, where she worked on issues of moral neo-colonialism. She has led a number of funded projects on issues of property in the body; reproductive rights; human tissue; war on terror and ownership and governance of the genome.
Heather serves as a member of the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council) and is also on the REF Philosophy Sub-Panel. She is Head of Research for the School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion.
Ethics and the War on Terror. ESRC-funded seminar series (Oct 06-Oct 08).
Co-organiser with Dr Gillian Youngs (University of Leicester) and Professor Simon Caney (University of Oxford).
Faiths and Development project. DIFD funded (March 2005-2010).
Co-applicant, Project Leader is Professor Carole Rakodi, International Development Department. A large scale programme consisting of a number of connected projects involving departments from across the University (including those of International Development, Theology and Education) and with UK and international partners from across Asia and Africa. Leader of the concept project cross-cutting theme of the programme. www.rad.bham.ac.uk
TISS.EU (Evaluation of Legislation and Related Guidelines on the Procurement, Storage and Transfer of Human Tissues and Cells in the European Union an Evidence-Based Impact Analysis)
Co-applicant, EC-funded, 3 years, starting 2008. Lead applicant from the Department for Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Goettingen, Germany. Other co-applicants are the Medical Law and Bioethics Group, Institute for German and European Private and Commercial Law, University of Hanover, Germany; Stockholm Bioethics Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden; Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; Fondazione Lanza, Padova, Italy; Forensic & Legal Medicine, School of Medicine and Medical Science, National University of Ireland, Dublin; Centre de Recherche Droit, Sciences et Techniques, Universitê Paris 1, France; Institute of Bio-Law Legal Pathways, Aerdenhout, Netherlands; and Dept. of Medical History and Ethics, Vilnius University, Lithuani
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