Project Team

Meet the Beauty Demands Team.

Catherine Joynson

Catherine Joynson  is Programme Manager at the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, where she manages a programme of activities that aims to introduce more flexibility to the Council’s work and to ensure it engages with wide and diverse audiences. Catherine joined the Council in 2005 as its Communications Manager and prior to this was Science Policy Advisor at the Institute of Biology (now Society of Biology).

Melanie Latham

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Fiona MacCallum

Fiona MacCallum is an Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Warwick. She is interested in the development of body-image in adolescents, and how this is affected by factors such as self-compassion, celebrity interest, and media manipulation of images. Previous work has considered the pursuit of perfection with reference to infertility treatment and parents’ attitudes towards gamete donors.

Jean McHale

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Rakinder Reehal

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Hugh Whitall

Hugh Whitall  is the Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, whose task is to identify and report on ethical questions raised by new developments in biological and medical research.  Recent reports have covered areas including dementia, biofuels, neurotechnology, and the use of human bodies in medical treatment and research.

Hugh was previously at the Department of Health, where he was involved with the preparation of the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the setting up of the Human Tissue Authority.  He was also involved in end-of-life issues and transplantation policy.

Prior to that Hugh spent three years at the European Commission in Brussels, involved in the funding and promotion of bioethics research, and he was for several years Deputy Chief Executive of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.

Heather Widdows

Heather Widdows is the John Ferguson Professor of Global Ethics in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham. Heather served on the 2014 REF philosophy sub-panel, she is a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and currently holds a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship which is allowing her to work Perfect Me! (under contract with Princeton University Press). She is the author ofGlobal Ethics: An Introduction (2011) and The Connected Self: The Ethics and Governance of the Genetic Individual (2013). She has co-edited, with Herjeet Marway, Women and Violence (forthcoming), with Darrel Moellendorf The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics (2014), with Nicola Smith, Global Social Justice(2011), with Caroline Mullen The Governance of Genetic information (2009) and, with Itziar Alkorta Idiakez and Aitziber Emaldi Cirión, Women’s Reproductive Rights (2006).


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