Akira Akabayashi is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Ethics of the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. His research interests span cross-cultural bioethics, research ethics, bioethics policy, and clinical ethics such as informed consent and end-of-life issues. He serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee at the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Medicine. He has also been engaged in clinical ethics consultation as Director of the Clinical Ethics Center at the University of Tokyo Hospital.
Andrew Bloodworth is a lecturer in the College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University. Having completed a PhD in the Philosophy of Health and Well-Being at Swansea, he has been involved in numerous research projects concerning the role of moral theory in healthcare ethics, young athletes and their attitudes towards performance enhancing drugs, and ethical aspects of eating disorders in elite gymnastics.
Jacqueline Chin Joon Lin is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics (CBmE), National University of Singapore. Dr. Chin's responsibilities include co-teaching ethics modules for CBmE's postgraduate programme, the Master of Public Health programme, and the Faculty of Dentistry. Her research interests include clinical ethics, end-of-life care and feminist approaches to bioethics.
Patrick Foong is a PhD candidate at the University of Tasmania, Australia. His thesis is titled "Repairing Engines of Life: A Comparative Analysis of the Medico-Legal Issues Associated with Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Australia and Malaysia". He is presently based in the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania within the Faculty of Law. His future research interest lies in the regulation of modern technologies.
Eugenijus Gefenas is Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Medical History at Vilnius University and Director of the Lithuanian Bioethics Committee. Together with colleagues from the Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership of the Graduate College of Union University (USA), Dr. Gefenas co-directs the Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2011, he was elected Chair of the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Bioethics (CDBI). The areas of his professional interest include ethical, philosophical and policymaking issues related to human research, psychiatry and healthcare resource allocation.
Lalit Krishna is a physician specialising in palliative care at the National Cancer Centre, Singapore. Dr. Krishna has written widely on the subject of palliative care and is currently undertaking PhD studies at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore.
Lee Tsung-Tang is a PhD candidate at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing. He received his LLB degree from Soochow University in Taipei and his LLM degree [End Page 310] from the University of Edinburgh in the UK. His research fields include civil law, energy law and biomedical law.
Chiara Lepora is a Visiting Profes sor at the Korbel School of Interna tional Studies and formerly worked for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doc tors Without Borders) as a physician and emergency coordinator. Her research focuses on ethical aspects of medical and humanitarian assistance in conflict and emergency contexts.
Liao Chia-Cheng is a practising attorney in Taipei. He received his LLB and first LLM degrees from National Taiwan University, and his second LLM degree from New York University. He played an important role in the formulation of Taiwan Biobank's governance framework and the drafting of the Human Biobank Management Act.
Lin Jui-Chu is a Professor of Law within the Department of Humanities and Social Science and Dean of Student Affairs at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. She is also a Professor within the University's Graduate Institute of Patent. Her research interests range from civil law, electronic commerce law, energy law to biomedical law. Professor Lin is a Co-Principle Investigator of research projects on legal issues regarding the governance of Taiwan Biobank.
Low Yin Yee Sharon is a neurosurgical registrar based in the National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore. She is currently pursuing a research-based PhD at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Singapore. Her area of interest is primary brain tumours, especially high-grade gliomas.
Kate Maguire is an anthropologist and trauma psychotherapist based at Middlesex University. She subscribes...