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Dr Giulia  Cavaliere

Dr Giulia Cavaliere

  • Teaching fellows

Teaching Fellow

Research subject areas

  • Policy and society
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Public health

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Dr Giulia Cavaliere is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. She teaches the undergraduate and postgraduate module, Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies.

She holds a PhD in Bioethics and Society from King’s College London. Her research was funded by the Wellcome Trust via a Society and Ethics PhD Studentship. Prior to joining King’s, Giulia pursued a MSc in Bioethics, organised by the Erasmus Mundus Programmes Network and jointly held at KU Leuven, Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Padova.

Giulia also holds a MA in Philosophy and Ethics from the University of Trento and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Bologna.


  • Eugenics
  • Application of genetic technologies in the field of assisted reproduction
  • Procreative decisions and harms to others
  • Procreative decisions and climate change
  • Policy questions concerning the regulation of emerging biotechnologies

Giulia has a background in moral philosophy and bioethics. Her research interests lie at the intersection of ethical and political questions raised by new reproductive technologies. She is also particularly interested in the history of eugenics, its relationship with new reproductive technologies and with questions raised by the analogies and differences between past and present.

More recently, her focus has been on procreative decisions and people’s interests in pursuing parenthood projects. She has published extensively on eugenics, mitochondrial replacement techniques, genome editing, surrogacy and embryo research.



Further details

See Giulia's research profile