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St Mary's Academic Receives Award for Excellence in Bioethics

Research Fellow at St Mary’s University, Twickenham Professor David Albert Jones has received the 2017 Paul Ramsey Award. The annual honour, awarded by The Centre for Bioethics and Culture Network (CBC), recognises excellence in bioethics. The Paul Ramsey Award honours those who have made an outstanding contribution to academic discourse and are actively engaged in society; facing the challenges of the 21st century. The Award is named after Paul Ramsey, a distinguished writer on bioethics who is regarded by the CBC as one of the most important ethicists of the twentieth century. Speaking of the award Prof Jones said, “I am honoured to be recipient of the 2017 Paul Ramsey Award, to be associated with his name and to be associated with former recipients, a great cloud of witnesses. “Ramsey was the doctoral supervisor of my doctoral supervisor, and the first writer who taught me to acknowledge the essential indignity of death and the dignity of the person who dies well. Technologies and societies change but the greatest challenge remains to see the patient as person and the doctor as person.” Chair of the award committee Ben Mitchell Ph.D said, “Having worked tirelessly on “ethics at the edges of life,” David Albert Jones is a worthy heir of the late Paul Ramsey’s concern for those who suffer, especially those most vulnerable. A scholar, thought-leader, and galvanizer, Jones is leader in ethics education in Europe.” [caption id="attachment_14525" align="alignnone" width="100"]Prof David Jones Prof David Jones[/caption] In 2002, Prof Jones established the MA in Bioethics & Medical Law at St Mary’s and in 2008 and co-founded the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies. In addition to being a Research Fellow at St Mary’s University, Prof Jones is also director of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre in Oxford.  

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