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Dr Giulia Cavaliere is a Lecturer in Medical Law & Ethics at the Centre of Medical Law & Ethics at King’s College London, which she joined in September 2021.

Prior to this, Giuli spent two years at Lancaster University Medical School, where she worked as a Lecturer in Professional Practice, Values and Ethics.

Giuli holds a BA and MA in Philosophy from the University of Bologna and the University of Trento in Italy, and a joint degree in Bioethics from KU Leuven (Belgium), Radboud University (The Netherlands) and the University of Padova (Italy). In 2015, Giuli moved to London to undertake a PhD in Bioethics at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London. Her doctoral research was supported by a Wellcome Trust PhD Studentship. Giuli received her PhD in 2019.

Giuli’s background in philosophy and medical ethics shapes her research on ethical and political questions concerning procreative decisions, parental preferences, infertility and reproductive technologies. She adopts a broadly egalitarian perspective, and her work is informed by feminist theory.

Research interests

Giulia’s research focuses on procreative decisions and preferences. She is particularly interested in questions concerning:

  • the regulation and moral standing of novel reproductive technologies
  • the satisfaction of parental desires and preferences
  • climate change and procreative decisions
  • inequalities in access to reproductive technologies
  • the history of eugenics

Selected publications


  • Moral Theory and Medical Ethics
  • Reproductive Ethics
  • Disability