Dr Rose Mortimer

BA, MA, DPhil

Rose Mortimer was a BeGOOD project DPhil student at Oxford, based in the Nuffield Department of Population Health and graduating in 2019. She was supervised by Professor Ilina Singh (Department of Psychiatry) and Professor Michael Parker (Ethox Centre). Prior to her time in the BeGOOD project, Rose was awarded her MA (distinction) in Bioethics and Society from King’s College London in 2015. She gained her BA (first class hons.) in Philosophy and English Literature from Durham University in 2014. She now continues to support the ‘Digital Diaries’ project, while working at the Anna Freud Centre in London.

Rose’s research interests include moral philosophy and bioethics; in particular she is interested in the ethical dimensions of neuroscience and psychiatry, especially as these concern children and families. Rose is passionate about issues of social justice, and is excited to be part of the BeGOOD research team where empirical ethics research has the potential to create real world impact for some of the most vulnerable members of society.


McKeown, A., R. E. Mortimer, A. Manzini, I. Singh (In Press) “Is Coercion ever Beneficent?” Mental Health as Public Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Ethics of Prevention. K. Cratsley and J. Radden (eds), Elsevier.

Mortimer, R. E., A. McKeown, I. Singh (2019) “Philosophical Bioethics in the Policy Arena: A Response to Open Peer Commentaries on ‘Just Policy?: An ethical analysis of UK early intervention policy documents.’” The American Journal of Bioethics 19(1): W14-W18.

Mortimer, R., A. McKeown, and I. Singh (2018). “Just Policy? An ethical analysis of UK early intervention policy.” The American Journal of Bioethics 18(11): 43-53, PMC6259047.

Manzini, A., R. Mortimer and Singh (2017). “Parental Responsibility in the Context of Neuroscience and Genetics.” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 26(4): 681-685.


Photograph of Dr Rose Mortimer
Dr Rose Mortimer