Gry Wester
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Biographical details

Gry Wester is Lecturer in Bioethics and Global Health Ethics at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London. She is the Acting Director of the Bioethics & Society’s Master’s Programme. She is also an Associate Editor for BMC Medical Ethics.

Prior to joining King’s, Dr. Wester held Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Global Health Priorities Research Group at the University of Bergen and with the Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium at McGill University. She holds degrees from Trinity College Dublin (BA), University College London (MPhil, philosophy), and the University of Oslo (PhD, philosophy). She has also been a Caroline Miles Visiting Fellow at the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford. 

Research interests

Dr Wester’s training is in political philosophy. She has a long-standing interest in the intersection of political philosophy and public policy: applying the tools of analytic philosophy to address real-world policy challenges, and using insights from practice to inform theory. The focus of her research is distributive justice and the application of theories of equality to questions concerning health, in particular in relation to health inequality and public health policy. Other central research interests include priority setting in health and social care, the capability approach, and conscientious objection in health care.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oslo

1 Oct 200714 Jun 2012

Award Date: 15 Jun 2012

MPhil Stud., Master of Philosophy, UCL University College London

1 Sept 200531 Aug 2007

Award Date: 1 Sept 2007

Psychology (major) and philosophy (minor), Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College Dublin

20 Sept 200130 Jun 2004

Award Date: 30 Jun 2004


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