Simon Woods is Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Policy Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre(PEALS). PEALS is engaged in research teaching and outreach on the ethical and social implications of the life sciences and Simon's contribution is across this range but with special responsibility for teaching and learning. Simon has 10 years clinical experience as a cancer nurse and holds bachelor and doctoral degrees in philosophy. He has conducted empirical and conceptual research and has taught and published widely in the health care ethics field.
Research interests include interdisciplinary research on social, ethical, and legal aspects of the life sciences, with particular reference to human embryonic and fetal tissue, genetic and other medical technologies; translational research, research ethics and governance, social philosophy and bioethics; palliative care and end of life issues.