Professor Richard Huxtable

L.L.B.(Nott.), M.A.(Sheff.), Ph.D.(Bristol)

  • BS8 2PS


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Research interests

Richard’s research primarily concerns legal and ethical issues in end-of-life decision-making, surgery and paediatrics. He is the author of Law, Ethics and Compromise at the Limits of Life: To Treat or Not to Treat? (Routledge-Cavendish, 2012), Euthanasia, Ethics and the Law: From Conflict to Compromise (Routledge-Cavendish, 2007) and (with Dickenson & Parker) The Cambridge Medical Ethics Workbook (CUP, 2nd edn, 2010), plus numerous articles and chapters. His research has been funded by organisations including the Wellcome Trust and the European Commission and he has given invited presentations at the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as conferences worldwide.

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  • Health Science and Technology

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Research Output

Author response to: Ethics for surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic

Huxtable, R. & Ives, J., 13 Jul 2020, In : British Journal of Surgery.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate (Academic Journal)

Bin it or pin it? Which professional ethical guidance on managing COVID-19 should I follow?

Huxtable, R., 15 Jul 2020, In : BMC Medical Ethics. 21, 10 p., 60 (2020).

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Considerations and Methods for Placebo Controls in Surgical Trials (ASPIRE Guidelines)

    Beard, D., Campbell, M. K., Blazeby, J. M., Carr, A., Weijer, C., Cuthbertson, B. H., Buchbinder, R., Pinkney, T., Bishop, F. L., Pugh, J., Cousins, S. E., Harris, I., Lohmander, L. S., Blencowe, N. S., Gillies, K., Probst, P., Brennan, C., Cook, A., Farrar-Hockley, D., Savulescu, J. & 10 others, Huxtable, R., Rangan, A., Tracey, I., Brocklehurst, P., Ferreira, M. L., Nicholl, J., Reeves, B. C., Hamdy, F. C., Rowley, S. CS. & Cook, J. A., 7 Mar 2020, In : The Lancet. 395, 10226, p. 828-838 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Medical Ethics in the UK and Japan

    Richard Huxtable (Host)

    22 Jul 201529 Jul 2015

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Supervised Work

    Irrationality, English Law and Assisted Death: The Search for A Pragmatic Compromise

    Author: Huxtable, R., 2002

    Supervisor: Rivers, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)