Professor Ruud ter Meulen

Professor of Ethics in Medicine

Ruud ter Meulen is Professor of Ethics in Medicine and Director of the Centre for Ethics in Medicine at the University of Bristol. He has been working on a broad range of issues in medical ethics, particularly issues of solidarity and justice in health care, ethical issues of health care reform and health policy, ethics of evidence based medicine, ethical issues of long-term care and ethics of research and research ethics committees. He was director of the Institute for Bioethics in Maastricht (The Netherlands) and Professor at the Department of Health Ethics and Philosophy at the University of Maastricht before moving to Bristol in 2005. He has directed several international projects and was principal co-ordinator of various European projects funded by the European Commission on a range of topics in the field of ethics and biotechnology. (SOLIDAR, ENHANCE, EPOCH, SYBHEL). He has published about 150 articles, book chapters and edited volumes on a range of topics in bioethics. He is co-author of the book Medische Ethiek (Medical ethics) the leading teaching book on medical ethics in The Netherlands (4th Edition published 2013). He was co-editor of several academic volumes including Solidarity in Health and Social Care in Europe (Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001), Evidence-based practice in Medicine and Health Care. A Discussion of the Ethical Issues (Springer Verlag, 2005) and Enhancing Human Capacities (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2011). He is currently working on a monograph on the concept of solidarity in health to be published by Cambridge University Press (2015). He is also editor-in-chief of an academic volume on cognitive enhancement to be published by Oxford University Press (2014).