Bioethics and Engagement Staff
Associate Professor Phaik Yeong Cheah - Head, Department of Bioethics & Engagement
Associate Professor Phaik Yeong Cheah has headed the Bioethics and Engagement work in the MORU Tropical Health Network since the Department’s inception and is Research Associate at the Ethox Centre, a multidisciplinary bioethics research centre in the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Population Health. The overarching theme of Phaik Yeong’s work is ethical issues arising from research with vulnerable populations in low-income settings. She explores how the globalization of research impacts ethical issues such as participant consent and assent, data sharing and community engagement. These are issues is great significance as MORU works with migrant workers and refugees, children, pregnant women and other hard to reach populations in resource-poor settings.
In addition to her ethics research interests, Phaik Yeong led the establishment and on-going evaluation of the Tak Provence Community Advisory Board since its inception in 2009. She coordinated the Wellcome Trust funded poet- and theatre-in-residence projects in the Programme and is a member of the Steering Committee of the existing Science Café in Bangkok. She currently leads the Community Engagement evaluation efforts in study specific engagement activities.