Meet the Editors from Global Bioethics

We are thrilled to announce our appointment as Editors-in-Chief of Global Bioethics

Our first act as Editors has been to redefine the Aims and Scope of Global Bioethics in order to position the Journal as a leading forum for research on the ethical aspects of global health research, practice and policy. The Journal will reflect and promote new critically-engaged ways of thinking about contemporary topics in global bioethics. This new scope can be viewed in full here.

We believe that the Journal’s mission is best fulfilled through open access publishing which maximizes the opportunities for the fruitful exchange of ideas. So, we are delighted to announce that from 2017 Global Bioethics will be a fully open access journal. This means all the research it publishes will be available for anyone to read anywhere, at any time providing they have an internet connection.

To celebrate the conversion of the journal to full open access we are waiving all article publishing charges for papers submitted before the end of July 2017. Submit your research here use code RGBE-OPEN-2017

Global Bioethics is Supported by the Global Health Bioethics Network

The Editorial Board has now been fully revised.

About the Editors:

Patricia Kingori, PhD is University Research Lecturer and is a Wellcome Trust Society and Ethics Fellow at the Ethox Centre, University of Oxford. Her disciplinary background is in Sociology and her current research interests intersect a Sociology of Science and Medicine, and a critical examination of ethics. Patricia is particularly interest in the frontline practitioners of biomedical research such as fieldworkers, the politics of health and the everyday meaning of research and ethical guidelines in practice.  Her work has focused on the views, values and experiences of fieldworkers and similar frontline research staff involved in collecting data and interacting with research participants.  This has taken place in East Africa but has recently extended its focus to South East Asian and West African countries.  Her work has been published in Social Science and Medicine, Current Sociology and Anthropology and Medicine.

At the Ethox Centre, Patricia also teaches and supervises students.  As part of her work on the Wellcome trust Strategic Award, Patricia is involved in providing social science training and support to its five major overseas programmes in South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is also part of the Global Health Bioethics Network.


Michael Parker is Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford. His main research interest is in the ethics of collaborative global health research. Together with partners at the Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programmes (MOPs) in Viet Nam, Malawi, Thailand-Laos, Kenya, and South Africa he co-ordinates the Global Health Bioethics Network, which is a programme to encourage and promote ethical reflection, carry out ethics research, and build ethics capacity across the MOPs. Michael also leads the ethics programme of the Malaria Genomic Epidemiology Network (MalariaGEN), which carries out genomic research into severe malaria in childhood at 24 sites in 21 countries. 

Michael's other main research interest is in the ethical aspects of the clinical use of genetics. Since 2001, with Anneke Lucassen, Tara Clancy, and Angus Clarke he has co-ordinated the Genethics Club, a national ethics forum for health professionals and genetics laboratory staff in the United Kingdom to discuss the ethical issues arising in their day-to-day practice and to share good practice. This work has been published as Ethical Problems and Genetics Practice (Cambridge University Press, 2012).