Frances Butcher

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Frances Butcher

  • Predoctoral Fellow


Frances Butcher is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Oxford’s Ethox Centre and the Welcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, and she is supported by a Welcome Trust Fellowship for Health Professionals in Humanities and Social Science. Her research, which utilizes empirical ethics methodologies and explores ethical dimensions of global health security, looks at the definition and limits of what should be included in the global health security regime, and how this might effect good practice.

Frances is also a Specialty Registrar (doctor) in Public Health undertaking dual clinical-research training. During her training in the UK, she has worked in various roles including in clinical medicine and in a local government public health team for the University of Oxford, Public Health England, and NHS England. Frances has a medical degree from Brighton and Sussex Medical School, an MA in Bioethics and Society from King’s College London, and an MSc in Global Health Science from the University of Oxford. She was also a 2019 Fellow on the Johns Hopkins Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Program.