Ms Pat Walsh
Pat Walsh joined the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics in 1994 after teaching philosophy at University College London, LSE and Kingston University. She teaches a wide range of philosophical and ethical issues on both of the Centre's Masters programmes - the MA in Medical Ethics and Law, and the MA in Human Values and Contemporary Global Ethics. She is currently a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and chairs and coordinates a group of experts in the field of autism, called the Autism Ethics Group. In the field of medical ethics her research interests are end of life issues and resource allocation. More recently her. research has focussed on the ethical questions associated with autism and autistic spectrum disorders.
P.Walsh, Ethics. Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fred Volkmar (ed), Springer Books, forthcoming September 2012.
P.Walsh, M. Elsabbagh, P. Bolton, I. Singh. In search of biomarkers for autism: scientific, social and ethical challenges. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Volume 12, October 2011, 603-612.
P Walsh. Asperger's Syndrome and the supposed obligation not to bring disabled lives into the world. Journal of Medical Ethics 2010; 36: 521-524 doi: 10.1136/jme2010.036459
P Walsh (with A Grubb and N Lambe). Reporting on the Persistent Vegetative State in Europe. Medical Law Review, 6, Summer 1998, pp. 161-219
P Walsh (with A Grubb, N Lambe, T Murrells, S Robinson). A Survey of British clinician's views on management of patients in persistent vegetative state. The Lancet, volume 348, No 9019
P Walsh. Principles and Pragmatism. Medical Law Review, 3 , Autumn 1995, pp.237-250
PhD students & topics
Mark Campbell, PhD: 'Conscientious Objection in Medicine'.
Lisa Forsberg, PhD: 'The Ethics of Enhancement Interventions'.
Lesley Sherratt, PhD: 'The Ethics of Microfinance'.
MA Medical Ethics & Law
MA Global Ethics & Human Values