PhD title: The ethical allocation of gametes donated for the purpose of fertility treatment
Supervisors: Prof. Heather Draper, Dr Sue Avery, and Dr Jonathan Ives
Simon’s doctoral research project is an analysis of how clinical staff working in fertility clinics should decide which patients to treat with donated sperm and eggs, combining philosophical theory with qualitative data collected from professionals working in the field.
Simon also teaches the reproductive ethics day on the BMedSc programme.
Simon completed his undergraduate degree in Stirling, during which time he undertook a year of study abroad at the University of Victoria, Canada. After this, he completed a masters degree at Reading, before commencing his PhD in Birmingham.
As well as reproductive ethics, Simon is interested in environmental ethics, population ethics, and philosophy in general.