Becky is a postdoctoral research fellow on the ‘Individual Responsibility and Healthcare’ project (PI Julian Savulescu, funded by the Wellcome Trust). Her work considers ethical issues surrounding efforts to promote healthy lifestyles and the extent to which people can – and should – be held responsible for their health-affecting behaviour. As an undergraduate, Becky studied Veterinary Medicine, before switching to History and Philosophy of Science. She undertook a PhD as part of the Wellcome-funded Centre for the Study of Incentives in Health, investigating the use of financial incentives to encourage healthy behaviours. Subsequently, Becky worked as a research fellow in Applied Ethics at the University of Aberdeen, focusing on ethical issues arising in the context of Health Services Research. Becky’s interests cover a range of topics within Practical Ethics, focusing particularly on interdisciplinary work which incorporates empirical research from the Behavioural Sciences into Moral and Political Philosophical theory in order to address practical questions in social policy and public health.
Social values and the corruption argument against financial incentives for healthy behaviour.
Reframing the Debate Around State Responses to Infertility: Considering the Harms of Subfertility and Involuntary Childlessness
Brown, RCH, Rogers, WA, Entwistle, VA, Bhattacharya, S
Involving patients in their care
Entwistle, VA, Brown, RCH, Morgan, HM, Skea, ZC
Moral responsibility for (un)healthy behaviour
Financial incentives to encourage healthy behaviour: an analysis of U.K. media coverage.
Parke, H, Ashcroft, R, Brown, R, Marteau, TM, Seale, C