Past events

Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference

28-29 September 2015, Oxford

The first biennial Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference will be held at Keble College, University of Oxford and will be hosted by The Ethox Centre.


The ethical issues involved in the practice of Global Health initiatives and research are increasingly the subject of public and scholarly debate. These discussions have, however, tended to be dominated by a focus on particular diseases or interventions in certain locations and often with specific views of what constitutes ethics. Debate has also tended to be limited by insufficient engagement between different disciplinary approaches to this subject.

The Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference will address critically important ethical issues in the conception and implementation of Global Health. It aims to foster comprehensive multi-disciplinary debate moving beyond the parameters of disease, interventions and locations to attend to and engage with the many over-arching ethical concerns which characterise Global Health policy, practice and research.


The programme for the conference will be built around the ethical issues involved in the following topics:

Collaborations -

Implications for working in Partnerships, and Networks;


Authorship and ownership of data.

Engagements - 

What does it mean to participate/engage/volunteer and be involved in global health?;

Implications of these different types of engagements;

The geographies of Global Health -

Where does global health happen?;

What are the ethical implications for where global health takes place?;

Implications for distinctions between local and global.

Technologies in Global Health -

The use of new and existing forms of technologies in the conduct of global health.

Interventions and research on infectious diseases - 

The ethical issues involved in a range of infectious diseases.

Methodological approaches -

Implications for methodological approaches used to generate data and evidence in global health;

Methods used to examine ethics in global health;

Research on children/Children in research

Do children raise specific ethical issues in the conduct of research? If so, what are they and for whom?

The deadline for registrations is 14 August 2015.

For more information see here.