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Dr Jonathan Ives - Grants & Awards Committee

Jon IvesJon joined the University of Bristol's Centre for Ethics in Medicine in 2016, and is Deputy Director of the Centre as well as Co-Director of postgraduate research at Bristol Medical School

Jon initially trained in Philosophy, obtaining a BA and M.Phil from the University of Birmingham between 2000-2004. In 2004 he began a Wellcome Trust funded PhD in Biomedical Ethics and Law at the University of Birmingham's Medical School, graduating in 2007 and going on to spend a year as a research fellow on an NIHR funded project. In 2008 he obtained a lectureship at the University of Birmingham and worked there for 8 years before moving to Bristol.

Jon's work is located in the field of Bioethics, and covers a broad spectrum of topics and methodologies. He is an interdisciplinary researcher, trained in both Philosophical and Social Science research methods, with experience in a range of mixed-method research.  His interests, however, are focussed on normative questions around biomedicine and healthcare.

He has published widely on the theory and methodology of Empirical Bioethics, and this methodological work finds expression and application in a variety of Bioethics topics. Jon has published on, inter alia; the ethics of fathers and families; reproductive ethics, end of life ethics, research ethics, ethics and methodology in clinical trial design; the ethics of medical education; mental health. He is Section Editor (Methodology in Bioethics) for BMC Medical Ethics and Associate Editor (Methods) for Health Care Analysis, and co-editor of 'Empirical Bioethics: Theoretical and Practical perspectives' published by Cambridge University Press.

His work has been funded by, inter alia, The Wellcome Trust, ESRC, AHRC, Brocher Foundation, Brigstow Foundation.