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Giulia Cavaliere


Giulia Cavaliere is pursuing a PhD in Bioethics & Society at the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine. Her Wellcome Trust sponsored project is titled “Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and eugenics: a social moral epistemology approach”

Before joining SSHM at King’s College London she completed a joint MSc in Bioethics (funded by the Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics Programme) at KU Leuven (Belgium), Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and University of Padova (Italy).

She also holds a MA in Philosophy, Ethics and Politics from the University of Trento (Italy) and a BA in Philosophy from Bologna University (Italy).

Giulia is the convenor of the GHSM BioS Work in Progress Seminar Series. If you wish to present a paper in one of these seminars, please contact Giulia (

Research interests

Giulia’s overarching research interests include philosophical and sociological approaches to bioethics. She is particularly interested in the intersection between moral and social questions surrounding reproductive genetic technologies and the history of eugenics.

Giulia's research portal can be found here;

Her doctoral research is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Society & Ethics Doctoral Scheme. Giulia’s project investigates the relationship between ethical and social issues arising from the development of new genetic technologies in the field of assisted reproduction and eugenics.

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Start date at King's College London:

21st September 2015 

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