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Prof. Doris Schroeder

Professor of Moral Philosophy


+357 24 69 4000


PhD in Medicine (Birmingham, 1998)

Thesis Title: ‘Work Incentives and Welfare Provisions – The pathological theory of unemployment’ (awarded without any corrections)

MA Philosophy, Politics, English (Aachen, 1994)

BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics, English (Aachen, 1993)

MA Business/Economics (Aachen, 1986)

BA (Hons) Business/Economics (Aachen, 1985)

SD2 (Teaching qualification of the UK Higher Education Academy)



Philosophy, Ethics


Employment Track

Professor of Moral Philosophy, UCLan Cyprus School of Law, Larnaca, Cyprus, November 2012 – Present

Professor of Moral Philosophy and Director of Centre for Professional Ethics, Uclan UK, August 2008 – Present

Professorial Fellow, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, Australia, January 2007 – January 2012

Adjunct Professor, The Ethics Programme, University of Oslo, Norway, 2010-2011



Since 2017 Global Advisory Board Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies

Since 2014 Ehrenmitglied “Strukturanreize für Globale Gesundheit”

Since 2013 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie

Since 2012 Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

Since 2010 Founding member of Academics Stand Against Poverty

Since 2007 Kollegium der Europäischen Akademie zur Erforschung von Folgen wissenschaftlich-technischer Entwicklungen, Germany

Since 2003 Member of the British Philosophical Association

2001: Vice-President of the Association for Legal and Social Philosophy

2000: Founder member of the Society for Applied European Thought

1999-2002: Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, Centre for Bioethics


Research Interests

Benefit sharing, international justice, global research ethics, dignity, vulnerability


Roles and Responsibilities

Teaching and Course Leadership

Research only role in Cyprus with external funding

Administrative Roles



Selective Publications/ Blog posts

  1. Doris Schroeder, Kate Chatfield, Roger Chennells, Michelle Singh, Peter Herissone-Kelly (2019) Equitable Research Partnerships – A Global Code of Conduct to Counter Ethics Dumping, Springer, New York: open access at: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030157449
  2. Doris Schroeder Julie Cook, Francois Hirsch, Solveig Fenet, Vasantha Muthuswamy (eds) (2017) Ethics Dumping – Case Studies from North South Research Collaborations Springer, New York: open access at: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319647302
  3. Doris Schroeder and AH Bani-Sadr (2017) Dignity in the 21st Century – Middle East and West (2017), Springer Briefs, New York: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319580197
  4. Konstantinos Iatridis and Doris Schroeder (2015) Responsible Research and Innovation in Industry (2015), Springer Briefs, New York: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319216928
  5. Doris Schroeder and Julie Cook (eds) (2013) Benefit Sharing – From Biodiversity to Human Genetics (2013) Springer, New York: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789400762046
  6. Doris Schroeder (2012) Human Rights and Human Dignity – An Appeal to Separate the Conjoined Twins, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol. 15(3):323-335.
  7. Doris Schroeder and Eugenijus Gefenas (2012) Realising Benefit Sharing – The Case of Post-Study Obligations, Bioethics, Vol. 26(6):305-14
  8. Doris Schroeder and Balakrishna Pisupati (2010) Ethics, Justice and the Convention on Biological Diversity (2010), United Nations Environment Program, http://hqweb.unep.org/DEC/PDF/publicationEthicsJusticeandCBD.pdf
  9. Rachel Wynberg, Doris Schroeder and Roger Chennells (eds) (2009) Indigenous Peoples, Consent and Benefit Sharing– Learning Lessons from the San-Hoodia Case, Springer, Berlin: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789048131228
  10. Doris Schroeder (2007) Benefit Sharing – High Time for a Definition’, Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 33, 205-9


 Selective Conferences

Conferences co-organised:

  1. Ethics Dumping – Looking for Justice, European Parliament, 29 June 2018 with European United Left and Nordic Green Left.
  2. Industry and Funder Stakeholder Workshop, London, Wellcome Trust, 12-13 June 2017.
  3. Vulnerable Populations in North-South Collaborative Research, Nairobi, Safari Park Hotel, 23-24 May 2016.
  4. Responsible research and innovation – Opening new horizons, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, 14-15 January 2016.
  5. Creating and enhancing trustworthy, responsible and equitable partnerships in international research, Paris, UNESCO headquarters, 4-5 October 2015.
  6. Responsible inclusive innovation in health, World Health Organisation, Geneva, 5-6 May 2015.


Selective Research Funding

  • 2018 -2021 European Commission, Horizon 2020, €2,865,948 – Shaping the ethical dimensions of smart information systems (Role: Cyprus Team Lead)
  • 2016 -2019 European Commission, Horizon 2020, € 1.499.946 co-applicant – Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs (Role: Cyprus Team Lead)
  • 2014 -2017 European Commission FP7, €1,496,992, co-applicant – Responsible Research and Innovation in Business and Industry in the Domain of ICT for, Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing (Role: Human Rights Contributor and QA Lead for Project)


Other Scholarly activities:

  • Chair of Ethics Review Panels for European Commission since 2003
  • Quality Controller and Co-Chair, Research Executive Agency EC, Dec. 2015 and ITN April 2016
  • Ethics Reviewer for the European Commission, including ERC and follow-up panels since 2003
  • Uclan Humanities Ethics Committee 2003-2005
  • Uclan University Ethics Committee 2004-2006
  • Uclan Health and Sports Ethics Committee – 2012-2015