Centre for Large Animal Biotechnology

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

Centre for Large Animal Biotechnology

The University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Loughborough, LE12 5RD

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