School of Biosciences

Kate Millar

Director, Centre for Applied Bioethics, Faculty of Science



Dr Kate Millar

Director, Centre for Applied Bioethics

Kate's research interests fall under four main areas: Biotechnology Assessment; Bioethical Analysis; Animal, Agriculture and Food Ethics; Public and Stakeholder Engagement.

Current Research Areas:

  • Technology Assessment approaches and Ethical Frameworks
  • Policy dimensions of biotechnology development and use
  • Veterinary and Animal Ethics; Animal - Human Interactions
  • Ethics, 3Rs and Animal Experimentation (EU)
  • Ethical Dimensions of Food and Bioenergy Production
  • Making Science Public: Politics and Publics (engagement methods)

Expertise Summary

Expertise: Biotechnology Assessment, Stakeholder and Publics Engagement, Development of Ethical Frameworks, Ethical Analysis, Ethics of Emerging Science and Technology, Responsible Research and Innovation Policies.

Research Summary

Research Summaries

Project 1: Making Science Public Programme

Examination of Technology Assessment Processes and Policies in UK

Funded by Leverhulme programme; 5 years (2012-2017)

Project 2: Animal Infectious Disease Research

Ethical and Social Issues (NADIR project)

Use of 3Rs & animal care

Funded by EU - FP7 project; 4 years (2009-2014)

Project 3: Sustainable Bioenergy

Social and Ethical Dimensions of Bioenergy Research (LACE Project)

Funded by the BBSRC;

4 years (2009-2014)

Project 4: Integrated Technology Assessment of Emerging Science and Technologies

Examining current practice and developing new policy approaches

Funded by EU - FP7 project; (2012-2014)

Project 5: the social and

Ethical implications of the clinical use of companion animal blood and tissue.

Examining policy and current practice

Funded by The Wellcome Trust; 3 years (2012-2015)

Collaboration and Funding

£1M in competitive funding to CAB since 2008; Currently involved in projects worth £7.5M to the University

Currently collaborating with more than 40 non-UK international research partners. Key partnerships: ABI, Hyderabad, India; Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI), The Netherlands; University of Bergen, Norway; NUS, Singapore; University of Copenhagen, Denmark; and Ethiek Instituut, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; Danish Technology Board, Denmark

Selected Publications

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