Citizens: EIE investigates young people’s moral attitudes to, and judgements about predictive technologies and early intervention strategies in psychiatry. Working with young people from the outset, the project encompasses a number of different studies, described below.
Citizens: EIE works closely with young people who access different services; including mental health and special educational needs, continuing a longstanding commitment to supporting the inclusion of young people in ethics research and development. All stages of the project are developed with the support of a Young Person’s Advisory Group. Citizens: EIE also organizes a series of work experience and mentorship schemes for young people.
- Tracing Tomorrow: An innovative game for mobile and web, to investigate young people’s attitudes towards data tracking technologies for Mental Health. In a parallel study, we will be comparing how playing a game to report preferences differs from more traditional methodologies
- Digital Diaries : A study that explores young people’s moral experiences in everyday life using innovative digital diary methodology.
- Grandchildren of Alzheimer’s Patients: Illness Representations and Attitudes towards Genetic Testing : A study involving grandchildren of Alzheimer’s patients to explore their understanding of Alzheimer’s and attitudes towards predictive genetic testing.
- Can your phone be your therapist?: A collaboration with the young people’s advisory group to develop minimum ethical guidelines for automated conversational agents in mental health support. The views of this study are shared via a BBC Tomorrow’s World Clip.
- What lies ahead?: A collaborative project of seven junior researchers, led by postdoc Gabriela Pavarini, to explore young people’s attitudes towards predictive testing in mental health.
- An empirical bioethics study of young people’s moral attitudes towards advances in autism genomics: A DPhil project by Arianna Manzini, investigating adolescents’ moral attitudes regarding the ethical implications of identifying genes and neural markers for the prevention of autism.
- Ed-Tech & Ethics: Monitoring Suicide Risk in Schools: A DPhil project by Jessica Lorimer to explore the deeper implications of new Mental Health technologies, and how they bear upon our understanding of schools’ duty of care and responsibility