Anna Smajdor

Associate Professor - Philosophy
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Academic interests

My work focusses on ethical questions related to medicine, innovation and the life-sciences. My PhD thesis was an analysis of the ethical and legal implications of artificial gametes (sperm and eggs manufactured in the laboratory). I have published widely on this topic, and on many related issues in reproductive ethics. I also have broader interests in a variety of bioethical topics, including morality and nature, and human relationships with animals and plants. 

Background

I studied philosophy for my first degree, at Edinburgh University. It was here that I first became interested in questions about the interaction between philosophy, science and ethics. I got my PhD from Imperial College, London. Prior to coming to UiO, I was lecturer in ethics at the University of East Anglia (UK). 

 

Tags: Philosophy, Ethics, bioethics, reproduction

Publications

  • Cutas, Daniela & Smajdor, Anna Colette (2017). The moral status of the (nuclear) family. Etikk i praksis.  ISSN 1890-3991.  11(1), s 5- 15 . doi: 10.5324/eip.v11i1.2250
  • Smajdor, Anna Colette & Stockl, Andrea (2017). PMDs and the Moral Specialness of Medicine: An Analysis of the ‘Keepsake Ultrasound’, In Conor Farrington & Rebecca Lynch (ed.),  Quantified Lives and Vital Data - Exploring Health and Technology through Personal Medical Devices.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-349-95234-2.  Chapter.
  • Smajdor, Anna Colette & Cutas, Daniela (2016). “I am Your Mother and Your Father!” In Vitro Derived Gametes and the Ethics of Solo Reproduction. Health Care Analysis.  ISSN 1065-3058. Full text in Research Archive.

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  • Smajdor, Anna Colette; Cutas, Daniela & Hens, Kristien (2017). Procreative Procrastination: The Ethics of Postponed Parenthood, In Dominic Stoop (ed.),  Preventing Age Related Fertility Loss.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-14857-1.  Chapter.
  • Smajdor, Anna Colette & Stockl, Andrea (2017). The MMR debate in the United Kingdom: vaccine scares, statesmanship and the media, In Christine Holmberg; Stuart Blume & Paul Greenough (ed.),  The politics of vaccination A global history.  Manchester University Press.  ISBN 978-1-5261-1093-0.  Chapter.

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