Affiliation: Research Fellow, Children’s Bioethics Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital / Centre for Health Equity, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne / Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
Research interests: Bioethics, informed consent, ethics of research practice, paediatric ethics, empirical ethics, ethical issues and responsibilities in paediatric biobanking, e-health ethics, the ethics of internet-based research and the ethical issues of electronic health records.
Current projects: Publication in progress; ‘Clarifying ethical responsibilities in paediatric biobanking’ (Merle Spriggs & Craig Fry) Publication submitted; ‘Involving children in social research:Balancing the risks and benefits’. 3 year ARC Discovery Project 2015-2017. (M. McArthur, A. Graham, M. Spriggs, J. Chalmers, T. Moore, S. Taplin); ‘Child co-researchers: Ethical challenges for researchers and Human Research Ethics Committees’ (Merle Spriggs & Lynn Gillam); ‘Clinicians attitudes and responses to requests for Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) for Adolescents’. (Merle Spriggs & Lynn Gillam)