BrassingtonDr Iain Brassington
Lecturer in Bioethics
CSEP/ iSEI/ School of Law, University of Manchester
Iain’s background is in philosophy, and he has taught at Manchester since 2006. His research interests are varied; he has published on a range of applied and theoretical topics (from genetically engineered children to artificial wombs to whether there’s a duty to conduct scientific research), and he recently gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament in favour of legalising assisted dying. He’s currently on sabbatical, writing a book provisionally called “Bioscience and the Good Life”, which will be published by Bloomsbury. This is the company that publishes Harry Potter, so he predicts he’ll become vastly wealthy from the royalties. Since the autumn of 2008, Iain has been a contributor to, and an editor of, the Journal of Medical Ethics’ blog.