Ingrid Slade

I am currently a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow based at the Ethox Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities in the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.  I have a Wellcome Trust Society and Ethics research award for my work entitled Clinical Genomic Medicine and the Need for a Public Health Ethics Account.  I studied medicine at the University of Bristol and went on to train in paediatrics and clinical genetics before undertaking a PhD (Identification and Characterisation of Genes which confer Susceptibility to Childhood Cancer, Institute of Cancer Research, University of London).  During my PhD it became evident that genomic medicine was becoming increasingly population driven and I trained in public health medicine  (2011-2018) to increase my understanding of healthcare systems and population health.  My work at the Ethox Centre focuses on ethics questions related to public health and genomic medicine including themes such as resource allocation and priority setting, the role of commercialisation and the application of public health ethics in this setting.