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Dr Ethan Friederich

Dr Ethan Friederich

Ethan Friederich


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioethics and Global History

Ethan Friederich is a postdoctoral research fellow in bioethics and global history. His work involves conducting interdisciplinary inquiries on topics where the two fields overlap. What can history learn from bioethics? What can bioethics learn from history? How can participants of both disciplines work together to address challenges within the topics of science and medicine? The results may be new topics for research, refinement of existing methodologies, and key advice for decision makers within society. 

Prior to this post, Ethan finished his DPhil (PhD) in the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Mark Harrison. Broadly, his area of research was infectious disease in colonial India, and his dissertation was titled ‘Fevers in the Garden: A History of Malaria in Colonial Assam 1826 – 1939’. Ethan has extensive research experience in the history of malaria, public health, colonial India/South Asia, the British Empire, and the environment as well as experience in general topics within the history of science, medicine, and technology. Ethan also has teaching, tutoring, and lecturing experience within the history of science and medicine as well as training in mental health and welfare support within higher education. 

Ethan welcomes communication on all topics within the field of bioethics and global history, teaching/tutoring/lecturing, and any opportunity to further interdisciplinary collaboration. He splits his time between London, Oxford, and occasionally the USA (his home country).