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Dr Leah McClimans : Incoming Fellow

Project Title: EVALUATE: Ethical and Epistemic Values in Assistive Technology

Host Institution: Institution: UCC

Host PI: Prof. Jonathan Drennan

Home Institution: Institution: University of South Carolina


Leah McClimans is Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of South Carolina and Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Her research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy of medicine and medical ethics. She has authored numerous articles on measurement in quality of life research, clinical ethics, and the entanglement of ethics and evidence in questions about place of birth and elective reductions. She is the editor of Measurement in Medicine Philosophical Essays on Evaluation and Assessment (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Before joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina she held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics (2006-7). She also held an Ethox Research Fellowship (2009-2010) at the University of Warwick Medical School. In 2015 she was named a Distinguished Faculty Member in the College of Arts and Sciences at University of South Carolina and in 2016 she was awarded the Provost’s Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award.