Bobbie Farsides is Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Bobbie’s research focus is on ethical issues relating to healthcare, including on reproductive technologies. Bobbie has conducted research into embryo donation for treatment and research and has worked with assisted reproductive services across the country, considering the issue of donation in a number of different contexts. As an academic ethicist, Bobbie is committed to ensuring that any increase in egg and sperm donation is achieved without compromising safety and/or introducing any possibility of exploitation. Bobbie has served on NHSBT working groups and has recently been a member of the Nuffield working party on Human Bodies Donation for Medicine and Research.
Bobbie is involved in a number of projects that happen at the interface between art, science and medicine, like Trust Me I’m an Artist with artist Anna Dumitriu and the on-going series of Ethics in Performance events in collaboration with Sue Eckstein at Brighton Sussex Medical School. On a more everyday level Bobbies research is focused on the experience of health care professionals and scientists working in ethically contested fields of biomedicine.