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Representing My Mind Our Humanity in Portugal

On 24 January 2019 Claudia represented the young leaders group of the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health at the launch event of its Report in Lisbon, Portugal. She shares her experience below.    “It was a truly amazing experience. I met people from all walks of life and found that we all have one… Read more »

Involving young people: an interview with Clara

Clara, a member of our young people’s advisory group (YPAG), took part in work experience in the summer 2018 to gain a greater insight into bioethics research. Clara attends a local school and is studying towards the European Baccalaureate. During the week Clara presented at the University of Oxford’s public engagement conference about the work… Read more »

Advances in autism genomics: Investigating young people’s moral attitudes

As part of my doctoral research, I have spent the past few months visiting schools in Oxfordshire, London, and Birmingham. During these visits I conducted focus groups with students to investigate their moral attitudes towards advances in autism genomics. But why does discussing this complex scientific topic with young people matter? Autism genomics: The state… Read more »

Ethics of Genetic Testing: Would you like to find out your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease?

Earlier this year Jessica and Gabi in BeGOOD’s blog ‘Should young people get genetic testing?’ examined the positive and negative implications of young people opting to undertake a genetic test. Here Lamis Hamdi looks at the NEUROSEC research that she’s been part of to investigate the ethics of predictive genetic testing in Alzheimer’s Disease and the values,… Read more »

A Youth Leader’s vision of a brighter world

   Ashley, a Youth Leader for the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health, shares her views on mental health and experience of being part of the ‘My Mind Our Humanity‘ young people’s campaign, created with support from the BeGOOD Citizens EIE study to advocate for young people’s values, preferences and experiences to be integrated in… Read more »

BeGOOD’s journey to the Global Mental Health Summit

Back in 2000, I was finishing up my PhD and wondering what to do next. Not unusually, I was a bit panicked. Would I get a job? Would I get funding? How should I follow up my PhD research? Actually that last question was easy: for my PhD I had investigated the social and moral… Read more »

Neuro-discourse: Neuro-enthusiasm or neuro-scepticism? Neuro-ethics (?)

The critical literature on early childhood has grown in recent years. So much so, that in the UK, Routledge (an academic publisher) has an entire series entitled “Contesting Early Childhood”. One of the latest titles in the series is Constructions of Neuroscience in Early Childhood Education, which follows other titles such as Alternative Narratives in Early Childhood,… Read more »