Leah McClimans


Individual Partner: Leah McClimans, Associate Professor, Philosophy Department, University of South Carolina, USA and founding co-director of the Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology & Society.

Preferred contact: mccliman@mailbox.sc.edu

Brief Description of Work: My interest is at the intersection of philosophy of medicine and ethics including work on quality of life measurement as an outcome, the entanglement of ethics and evidence in issues such as place of birth and elective reductions, and the evaluation of clinical ethics services. Currently, I hold a Marie Curie ASSISTID fellowship held at University College Cork from 2017-2019 to investigate how we can improve the evidence base for assistive technologies for autistic children. My strategy is to investigate the role that values play in the construction of evidence such as clinical guidelines and health technology assessments.

Key Words: Resident in: US and Ireland; Working in: Ireland, University College Cork; Area(s) of Interest in VBP: Meeting/ASS (Advanced Studies Seminar), Policy/Commissioning, Policy, Research/philosophy, Services/teamwork, Related Area(s) of Interest: Evidence-based practice, Ethics, Health economics, Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Quality of life research and clinical ethics

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I have a number of papers posted on: Adacemia.edu

My profile is at: https://sc.academia.edu/LeahMcClimans