Caitlin is a MPhil/PhD student working on the sociological and bioethical implications of the developmental pathways to health and preconception health. Her background includes an MSc in Bioethics and Society (King's) and work as a qualified medical doctor (MBChB, UCT) with 7 years’ experience in South Africa and the UK.
She is currently pursuing further research in bioethics with a focus on the link/intersection between ethics and health outcomes. Further academic areas of interest include feminist bioethics, empirical bioethics, theories of justice, and Afrocentric ethical frameworks/concepts.
Thesis Title: Epistemic Justice and Preconception Health Responsibilities: a focus on South Africa
Caitlin is interested in the ways in which knowledge creation and maintenance situates/locates various responsibilities in the area of preconception health, with a particular focus on South Africa.
She is also interested in the navigation of the novel research governance and ethics implications of this multi-country and long-term Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI) clinical trial.