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Dr Annette Rid




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Dr Annette Rid is a Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Society and Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine at King’s College London. She is also an Affiliated Research Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich, and a member of the working group  to revise the 2002 CIOMS / WHO International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects.

Annette works primarily in research ethics, clinical ethics and health and health care justice, and she has a growing interest in global health ethics. Current or recent projects focus on risk-benefit evaluations in biomedical researchrisk-adapted ethical oversighthumanitarian research ethicssufficientarian approaches to justice in health and health caresocial values and health priority settingtreatment decision-making for incapacitated patients, and ethics in transplantation medicine.

Annette received an MD and the equivalent of a BA in philosophy and history from the University of Freiburg i. Brsg. in Germany. She obtained her doctorate in medicine (Dr med) from the same university and her habilitation in biomedical ethics from the University of Zurich, after having trained in bioethics during a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Bioethics, U.S. National Institutes of Health. 

Annette’s previous academic posts include: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich; Clinical Ethicist (part-time) at the University Hospital in Zurich; Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health; Senior Ethics Fellow at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Ethics Department; Scientific Coordinator for the Parliamentary Commission on “Ethics and Law in Medicine” in the German Parliament; and Pediatric Resident in neonatal intensive care at Charité University Medicine Berlin. She has held visiting positions at the Fondation Brocher and the University of Konstanz

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