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Simon Jenkins

Job Title
Associate Professor (Teaching Focussed)
WMS - Health Sciences
Research Interests

I'm a medical educator and bioethicist with expertise in analytical-philosophical and qualitative methods. I am interested in ethics and the acquisition of knowledge, and have published work on informed consent, reproductive and transplant ethics, queer health, Ebola virus disease, military medicine, insect suffering, and social robotics.


I completed my undergraduate degree in English Studies and Philosophy in Stirling, during which time I undertook a year of study abroad at the University of Victoria, Canada. It was at Stirling that I became interested in studying ethics and the moral evaluation of agents and actions. After this, I completed a Masters degree in Ethics and Political Theory at Reading, developing my interest in questions of reproductive and population ethics. I then commenced my PhD in medical ethics in Birmingham. I successfully defended my thesis, arguing for a prioritisation system for the allocation of donated gametes (sperm and eggs) in November 2013, and graduated in July 2014. After a stint of shorter-term research and teaching jobs, I joined Warwick in 2017.