Developing a South East Asian Bioethics Network


  • Dr Sharon Kaur

    University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • Prof Phaik Yeong Cheah

    University of Oxford, Thailand

  • Dr Tamra Lysaght

    National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Prof dr Chirk Jenn Ng

    University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • Dr Teck Chuan Voo

    National University of Singapore, Singapore

Project summary

We would like to set up a bioethics network in South East Asia that will shape a future research agenda that is based on the unheard voices in the region. The voices of people who are in effect practising and producing bioethics but who are not recognised as bioethicists; the voices of marginalised populations such as migrant workers and refugees, and the voices of South East Asians who come from a multiplicity of faiths and cultures. We would like to think about how we might think differently about bioethics issues based on these voices and where appropriate, how we can help to bring about positive change, where possible. Based on our expertise, we plan to start by looking at two areas: the problems faced by migrant workers trying to get medical treatment and research with refugees populations; and the benefits and drawbacks of new medical technologies