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Frances Butcher

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Frances Butcher is a Ph.D. candidate at University of Oxford’s Ethox Centre and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities. She is supported by a Wellcome 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 (physician) 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 public health for Public Health England, the UK Health Security Agency, 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 a 2022 Pre-Doctoral Fellow at CISAC and a 2019 Fellow on the Johns Hopkins Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Program.