Dr David Molyneux
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thesis title: "In what circumstances, if any, is there a moral difference between doing and allowing harm"
- Supervisor: Christopher Megone
I have worked in the health service for most of my life, as a General Practitioner, GP educator and GP examiner. I currently work part time at the University of Leeds as a medical ethics tutor and personal tutor.
I developed an interest in medical ethics whilst preparing an educational programme for GP trainees in North-West England. I then went on to do a Diploma in Medical ethics at Keele University, followed by a professional (taught) doctorate at the same university. Realising that I had almost no background knowledge of philosophy, I went on to do a distance-learning degree in Philosophy at Birbeck, and gained a first-class degree.
I have now begun a PhD at IDEA, looking at the contextuality of the distinction between doing and allowing.
In the past I have had papers published in the following areas:
- Teaching medical ethics to GP trainees
- Teaching critical appraisal skills to GP trainees
- The subjectivity of welfare
- Autonomy and welfare
- Developing an educational package for GP trainees who have failed their end of training examinations
- Doctorate in Medical Ethics