Professor Doris Schroeder
Professor of Moral Philosophy, Director of the Centre for Professional Ethics
School of Health, Social Work and Sport
Doris was educated in Germany and the UK at postgraduate level in business / economics and philosophy / politics. Her first career was in management, as a budget planner for Time Warner. She has given invited presentations on all continents and in 28 countries. Previous employers include the University of Melbourne (Professorial Fellow), the University of Oslo and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
Doris has a research-only post, which includes doctoral supervision. She has led a considerable number of competitive funding projects, including from the European Commission and the Wellcome Trust. Doris is the leading academic on 'ethics dumping', the export of unethical research practices from high to lower income regions. Her co-edited ethics dumping case studies (Springer, 2018) have been downloaded over 170,000 times. She is also the Lead Author of the Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings, which is being used in at least 50 countries. Her co-authored book on the code (Springer, 2019) has also been downloaded over 170,000 times.
Doris worked 17 years on a voluntary basis for amnesty international. Her current research direction started after her PhD when she worked at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 2000. Since then, her main research interests are focused on global justice, including benefit sharing and global research ethics. She has acted as a peer-reviewer for over 30 journals and publishers and currently has six editorial roles (e.g. with the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics and Research Ethics). She has been acting as an expert for the European Commission since 2004, including as a high-level expert directly reporting to the Director General for Research and Innovation. Other consultancy roles include regular assessor for the National Research Foundation South Africa, International Governing Board Member of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and Medical Humanities Committee Member Wellcome Trust .
- PhD in Philosophy, University of Birmingham, 1998
- MA and BA Philosophy, Political Science, English Literature, Rheinisch-Westfälisch Technische Hochschule (RWTH), Aachen - Germany, 1994
- (MA and BA) Betriebswirtschaft, Focus Volkswirtschaft (Business / Economics), Fachhochschule für Wirtschaft, Aachen - Germany, 1986
- Sugden Fellow, Queen’s College, Melbourne 2009
- European Academy for Technology Assessment Visiting Professor Award, Ahrweiler, Germany 2009
- Global Research Ethics
- Benefit Sharing
- Global Justice
- Values frameworks
- Global Advisory Board Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie
- Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (SD2)
- Founding member of Academics Stand Against Poverty
- Member of the British Philosophical Association
“Doris Schroeder is one of the contemporary bioethicists whose work I most admire; … it addresses topics that really matter in the lives of people. Most often she gives a voice to vulnerable populations that are too rarely represented in philosophical discussions” , Prof. Thomasine Kushner, Stanford in: Dignity in the 21st Century
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- View their unique and persistent identifier on the ORCiD registry
- Full list of publications and articles on CLoK
- Google Scholar
- Centre for Global Development
- Centre for Professional Ethics
- As UCLan Cyprus: Contributor to the SHERPA project
- As UCLan Cyprus: Contributor to the COMPASS project
- Co-ordinator of the TRUST project
- Co-ordinator of the ProGReSS project
- Contributor to the REWARD project
- For other projects, see Centre for Professional Ethics webpage.
- As UCLan Cyprus: Co-ordinator of the PREPARED project.
- European Commission, Horizon Europe, € 4,707,384, Co-ordinator with UCLan Cyprus, Pro-active Pandemic Crisis Ethics and Integrity Framework, 2022-2025.
- European Commission, Horizon 2020, €2,865,948 co-applicant with UCLan Cyprus, Shaping the ethical dimensions of smart information systems, 2018 -2021.
- National Institute for Health Research, Improving Stroke Care in India, £1,900,000, co-applicant, 2017 – 2020.
- European Commission, Horizon 2020, € 1,499,946 co-applicant with UCLan Cyprus, Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs, 2016-2019.
- European Commission, Horizon 2020, €2,650,960, main grant holder, Creating and enhancing trustworthy, responsible and equitable partnerships in international research, 2015 – 2019.
- European Research Council, team member, €1,923,488 Performance-based Innovation Rewards 2014 – 2019.
- European Commission FP7, €1,496,992, co-applicant, Responsible Research and Innovation in Business and Industry in the Domain of ICT for, Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing, 2014 -2017. European Commission FP7, €1,486,664, main grant holder, Promoting Global Responsible Research & Social and Scientific Innovation, 2013 -2016.
- Wellcome Trust, £94,979, Equitable Access to Human Genetic Resources - Balancing Benefit Sharing and Undue Inducement, PhD scholarship, 2011 - 2014
- Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, AUS$ 110,000, main grant holder, Major conference grant 2009 as University of Melbourne.
- Co-organiser with European United Left and Nordic Green Left, Ethics Dumping - Looking for Justice, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, 2018.
- Co-organiser with IWEP, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Global inclusive innovation, invitation only event, Beijing, China, 2014.
- Chair of Organising Committee and grant holder, Pharmaceutical Innovation and Access to Essential Medicines, University of Melbourne, Australia, 2010.
- Scientific Advisory Board, IX Global Forum on Bioethics, New Zealand, 2008.
- International Advisory Board, 7th Asia-Pacific Social Science and Medicine Conference, Philippines, 2007