The Centre for Ethics, Law & Society (CELS) is jointly hosted by Cardiff University and the University of Adelaide.
The research centre acts as a point of connection for researchers exploring themes around ethics, regulation and society. Research themes enjoying special prominence within the Centre and reflecting a strong concentration of work by its researchers, include:
- healthcare law
- health-related policy.
Research activity within the Centre reflects a genuine commitment to interdisciplinary and international approaches.
CELS holds two main aims, the first is to develop and foster a strong cross-institutional network of researchers and practitioners – the Centre encourages all visitors to its pages, to connect, discuss and debate.
The second interconnected aim is to help facilitate and encourage informed public debate of key developments in bioethics and healthcare policy. We aspire for members of the Centre and its broader network to create a shared resource here for which members of the public are identified as major beneficiaries.
The Centre receives sponsorship and support from the University of Adelaide, and also collaborates with scholars from a range of UK, European and internationally based universities.
- Interdisciplinary Approaches to Regulating Innovation
- Alcohol abuse during pregnancy, foetal harm and the criminal law
- Inaugural Centre for Ethics, Law and Society Lecture to be held in Adelaide
- Visiting speaker Dr Muireann Quigley – Cardiff Law School Staff Seminar presents paper “Nudges as Health Policy Instruments? The Epistemic Challenge”
- Professor David Nutt “Beyond prohibition: time to put science at the heart of drug and alcohol policy?”