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Dr Trevor Stammers

Reader - Bioethics

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Biography

Dr Trevor Stammers is Reader in Bioethics and Director of the Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies. He was previously Programme Director in Bioethics and Medical law between 2010 and 2016. He has supervised and examined PhD thesis covering a variety of topics ranging from fertility treatment to medical care of prisoners in secure environments. He also teaches bioethics in several programmes from Foundation Degree to Masters level.

He is a writer, blogger and occasional broadcaster on bioethical issues and was previously in clinical practice for over thirty years.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • FHEA 2014
  • PGCHE (with distinction) 2010
  • MA (with distinction) 2008
  • FRCGP (by nomination) 2005
  • Dip Psych. Addictive Behaviour 1999
  • MRCGP 1985
  • FP Cert 1984
  • DRCOG 1982
  • MB BS 1980
  • BSc (Microbiology) 1977 

Research

Main Areas of Research / Scholarship:

  • Genomic engineering (2010-date)
  • Ethics of acquisition, donation and transplantation of organs (2010-date )
  • Sexual health and STIs in general practice (1995-2006)
  • Rheumatology (1993-1995)

External Involvement (Consultancy / Professional Bodies / External Examining):

  • Examiner and Deputy Convenor for DPMSA examination, Society of Apothecaries 2016-
  • CHKS Council Member 2013-2016
  • Editor-in-chief of The New Bioethics 2012-
  • Editor of Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 2011-2012
  • Reviewer for Journal of Medical Ethics 2009 –
  • Reviewer for BMJ 2006-
  • Reviewer for BJGP 2004-
  • RCOG Examiner 2004-2007

Books:

  • A Dark Convergence: Trafficking, tourism and trading in transplantation Chapter accepted by OUP due in 2019
  • ‘A last act of grace?’ Chapter 7 pp 114-131 in Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Lessons from Belgium CUP 2017
  • Secularism (with Stephen Bullivant) Chapter 11 in The Oxford Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare OUP 2012
  • Saving Sex Authentic Media (2nd edition) 2008

Reviews:

  • Peter Singer’s Ethics: A Critical Analysis The New Bioethics 2018 Preprint access on tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20502877.2018.1487698
  • The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing The New Bioethics 2016 pp 256-258 org/10.1080/20502877.2016.1238578  
  • A Body of Work BJGP 2016; 66 (653): 623. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp16X688225
  • Being Mortal: What matters in the end The New Bioethics 2015 Vol 21.1 p 177-78  http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ynbi20/21/1
  • Well versed in medicine BJGP 2014; 64 (628): 586-587. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp14X682453
  • Mann S Bioethics in perspective; corporate power, public health and political economy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Nursing Ethics 2011 18: 458-9
  • Campbell AV The Body in Bioethics Nursing Ethics  2010 17: 533
  • Banks S, Gallagher A Ethics and Professional Life Nursing Ethics  Sept 2009 671
  • Ward K Religion and Human Fulfilment Pastoral Review July/Aug 2009 94-5
  • Polkinghorne J Theology in the Context of Science Pastoral Review Sept/Oct 2009 96-7

Articles:

  • Paired Papers The New Bioethics 2018 24 105 org/10.1080/20502877.2018.1477102
  • Gene Editing and Journal Editing The New Bioethics 2018 1 1 tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/20502877.2018.1443565
  • Atlantic Crossings The New Bioethics 2017 23 193-194 org/10.1080/20502877.2017.1400755
  • All of life is here The New Bioethics 2017 23 105-106 org/10.1080/20502877.2017.1359963
  • Challenging Ideas The New Bioethics 2016 pp 161 org/10.1080/20502877.2016.1239862
  • ‘A Reasonable Objection? Commentary on “Further Clarity on Co-operation and Morality”, Journal of Medical Ethics, 2017 43 203; DOI:10.1136/medethics-2016-103884
  • Meaning in Madness: Theological Reflections on on the “Sonnets of Desolation” Pastoral Review July 2016
  • Milestones The New Bioethics 2015 Vol 22.1 p 1 
  • The Evolution of Autonomy The New Bioethics 2015 Vol 21.2 p 155-163  
  • Changing the Picture Frame The New Bioethics 2015 Vol 21.2 p 103-104 
  • Editorial The New Bioethics 2015 Vol 21.1 p 1-2
  • Opt outs and Upgrades – The Law and Ethics in the UK Cambridge Quarterly in Healthcare Ethics  2014 23 308-319
  • Elective Ventilation – An unethical and harmful misnomer The New Bioethics 2013 19 130-141
  • Nanovaccines and the Question of Global Equity in Nanotechnology Perceptions 2013
  • The Hand of God BMJ 2011 243: 755 • Why Emergency Contraception remains controversial Southern Medical Journal 2009 1002: 5-7 (with David Jones)
  • Presuming Consent Catholic Medical Quarterly Winter 2008 (with David Jones)
  • Sexual health in adolescents BMJ 2007 334 103-4
  • Easy as ABC? Postgrad Med J 2005
  • Abstinence under fire Postgrad Med J 2003 79 365-6
  • Teenage pregnancies are influenced by family structure (letter) BMJ 2002 324 :51
  • Abstinence, monogamy, and sex. (letter) Lancet 2002 360: 1792
  • A question of confidence BMJ 2001 323: 674
  • Emergency contraception from pharmacists misses opportunity (letter) BMJ 2001 322:1245
  • Do condoms prevent non-HIV STIs? (letter) Br J Gen Practice 2001 51: 229 

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In the news

St Mary’s Conference Inspires New Bioethics Book

A new book stemming from a conference held at St Mary’s University, Twickenham is being published this week from Cambridge University Press. Find out more...

Blog: In the Fast Lane: Genetic Engineering Speeds up


St Mary's Bioethicist to Speak at Oxford University Conference


St Mary's Bioethics Masters at World Congress of Bioethics


Blog: Cure for Miscarriage or Case of Misrepresentation?

Dr Trevor Stammers writes on his experiences debating HFEA's approval of gene-editing experiments by the Francis Crick Institute. Find out more...


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Areas of expertise

Medical ethics, organ donation and transplantation ethics, euthanasia and asssisted suicide, gene editing, 3 parent IVF

Media experience

Radio interview, recorded/live/Skype TV interview, quote/interview for news/magazine article, blog, newspaper column, editorial