Ethics Lunch Time Lecture - The Relationship between Research and Ethics: Stem Cell Research by Professor Robin Gill

Committee Activity

The ICS Ethics Committee invites you to join them at a lecture given by Professor Robin Gill. This one hour lecture is open to all for €5 which includes lunch. Pre-registration is required. To register please contact Mrs. Daniela Bloch at

Professor Gill is currently the Professor of Applied Theology at the University of Kent at Canterbury and formerly Professor of Applied Theology to the University of Newcastle. For sixteen years he was an advisor to the Archbishop of Canterbury on ethical issues and is an Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral. He is also on the ethics committees of the British Medical Association, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, as well as being on the Medical Research Council committee on stem cell research. Dr Gill comes from a medical family where his father was a London consultant physician and both his wife and grandfather were general practitioners. He will cover the following topics for the ICS.

  • Ethics and research
  • Ethics relating to sources of stem cells
  • Ethics of testing
  • Issues related to research ethics approval
  • Issues of donor consent
  • Issues related to research ethics approval
  • Enforcing decisions