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Prof. Doris Schroeder

Professor of Moral Philosophy



PhD (Birmingham, 1998)

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)

Employment Track

Professor of Moral Philosophy, Uclan Cyprus School of Law, Larnaca, Cyprus, since November 2012

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

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

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


Memberships (Academic/Professional)

  • 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 (including past roles and responsibilities)

  • Research only role in Cyprus with external funding

Selective Publications

  1. Doris Schroeder Julie Cook, Francois Hirsch, Solveig Fenet, Vasantha Muthuswamy (eds) (2017) Ethics Dumping – Case Studies from North South Research Collaborations (2017) Springer, New York: open access at: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319647302
  2. 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
  3. Konstantinos Iatridis and Doris Schroeder (2015) Responsible Research and Innovation in Industry (2015), Springer Briefs, New York:http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319216928
  4. 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
  1. 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.
  1. Doris Schroeder and Eugenijus Gefenas (2012) Realising Benefit Sharing – The Case of Post-Study Obligations, Bioethics, Vol. 26(6):305-14
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Doris Schroeder and Thomas Pogge (2009) Justice and the Convention on Biological Diversity, Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 23:265-278
  5. Doris Schroeder (2007) Benefit Sharing – High Time for a Definition’, Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 33, 205-9

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

Conferences co-organised:

  • Industry and Funder Stakeholder Workshop, London, Wellcome Trust, 12-13 June 2017.
  • Vulnerable Populations in North-South Collaborative Research, Nairobi, Safari Park Hotel, 23-24 May 2016.
  • Responsible research and innovation – Opening new horizons, European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels, 14-15 January 2016.
  • Creating and enhancing trustworthy, responsible and equitable partnerships in international research, Paris, UNESCO headquarters, 4-5 October 2015.
  • Responsible inclusive innovation in health, World Health Organisation, Geneva, 5-6 May 2015.

Selective Research Funding/ Grant Capture

  1. European Commission, Horizon 2020, Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs, Work package leader, € 1.499.946 co-applicant, 2016-2019 http://innovation-compass.eu/
  2. European Commission, Horizon 2020, Creating and enhancing trustworthy, responsible and equitable partnerships in international research, Principal Investigator,  €2,650,960, main grant holder, 2016-2018 http://trust-project.eu/
  3. European Research Council, Performance-based Innovation Rewards, Team applicant, €1,923,488, 2014-2019http://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/explore/projects/reward.php
  4. European Commission FP7, Responsible Research and Innovation in Business and Industry in the Domain of ICT for, Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing, Work package leader, €1,496,992, 2013-2016 http://www.responsible-industry.eu/
  5. European Commission FP7, Principal Investigator, Promoting Global Responsible Research & Social and Scientific Innovation €1,486,664, 2013-2016 http://www.progressproject.eu/

 Supervision of Projects/PhDs

  • 2003 – 2008: Peter Herissone-Kelly – Situations, Incentives and Reasons, Kant on Rational Agency and Moral Motivation
  • 2005 – 2009: Peter Omonzejele – Protecting vulnerable subjects from exploitation in the medical research context: a developing world perspective
  • 2005 – 2010: Eva Midden – Feminism in Multicultural Societies
  • 2010 – 2013 Sally Dalton-Brown – Towards a Global Ethics? The Case of S&T Policy for Nanotechnology
  • 2010 – 2016 Kate Chatfield (part-time) – Complementary and Alternative Medicine – Analysing Ethical Challenges
  • 2011 – 2014 Roger Chennells – Equitable Access to Human Genetic Resources – Balancing Benefit Sharing and Undue Inducement
  • 2012 – 2015 Samuel Ujewe – The Ethical Foundation of Health Care Justice in Africa: A Case Study from Nigeria
  • 2014 –  2016 Barry Guihen – Ethical Issues in Improving Access to Life-Saving Drugs through Health Performance Indicators (MPhil)

Consultancy and CPD Training

  • 2017 Member Expert Panel on EU Africa Workshop on Food Systems, European Commission
  • 2016 Ethics Appraisal Process Review – Horizon 2020 with Julian Kinderlerer
  • 2016 External Assessor of Research for Academy of Finland
  • 2013 – 2014 Member Expert Panel on “Templates and standard ethics phrases for Horizon 2020”, European Commission
  • Since 2012 Expert Reviewer, European Research Council
  • 2011 – 2012 Scientific Review Committee, EDCTP, “Support for the establishment and the strengthening of African  National Ethics Committees or Institutional Review Boards”, the Hague, Netherlands
  • 2011 – 2015 Ethics & Society Interview Panel, Wellcome Trust
  • 2011, Member of Expert Consultation “Responsible Innovation”, European Commission
  • 2010 – 2011 Chair “Ethics Review and Food-related Research”, European Commission
  • 2010 – 2011 Medical Humanities Committee Member Wellcome Trust
  • Since 2010 Advisory Board Member Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, University of Brighton, UK
  • 2008 – 2010 International Governing Board of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the programme “Responsible Innovation”
  • 2009 Member of Expert Panel “Ethics in Research and International Collaboration”, European Commission, 9 July 2009
  • 2009 Invited Advisor at Frontiers Meeting ‘Genetic Diversity in Health and Disease in African Populations’, Yaounde, Cameroon, 15-16 March 2009
  • 2008 Member of Scientific Advisory Board, IX Global Forum on Bioethics in Research
  • Since 2007 External Assessor National Research Foundation South Africa
  • 2007 – 2008 International Advisory Board Member 7th Asia-Pacific Social Science and Medicine Conference, Manila October 2008.


  • 2009: Sugden Fellow, Queen’s College, Melbourne (AUS$6,000)
  • 2009: Visiting Professor, European Academy for Technology Assessment, Ahrweiler, Germany (€10,000)
  • 1996-1998: Full-time PhD bursary, University of Birmingham

Other Scholarly and Outreach 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