Cambridge University

Ethical, Legal and Social Implications

Question of law, ethics and society are central to the development of public health research and practice.

The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) theme draws on work in the social sciences, law and philosophy across the University of Cambridge, and related institutes, to generate new opportunities for dialogue, collaboration, and research.

Our areas of activity include:

  • addressing challenges of justice and fairness associated with public health medicine and science
  • the delivery of public health programmes for all stages of life and regions of the planet
  • the role of international law and models of research and development in supporting public health innovation
  • the relationship between population and personalised health
  • the experience, consequences and communication of working with risk and uncertainty

We welcome researchers from any relevant discipline, including law, philosophy, social science, education, psychology, sociology, history, political science, public policy studies, and science, technology and society (STS).

The ELSI Theme is led by Dr Richard MilneDr Kathy Liddell, and Dr Stephen John.

We aim to build the Cambridge Public Health ELSI Community through:

News and Events

CPH 2022 Showcase Poster Competition
CPH 2022 Showcase Poster Competition - 23 Jun 2022

Submit a poster now to the 2022 Cambridge Public Health Showcase, which we’re holding in person at the Cambridge Union on June 23rd, 2022.

Blog

Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam
Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam

For several decades, malaria has caused the deaths of tens of millions of people especially in sub-Saharan Africa. It caused 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths globally in 20191. In fact, every 2 minutes, a child dies from malaria accounting for about 67% of all malaria deaths worldwide1.