Dr. Maureen Kelley

Maureen Kelley is Associate Professor of Bioethics at The Ethox Centre in Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. She serves as an ethics advisor and collaborating social scientist for CHAIN. Dr. Kelley is a moral philosopher and qualitative researcher by training, specializing in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Her research addresses practical ethical challenges that adversely impact the health of women and children considered to be vulnerable due to social, economic, or political circumstances. In particular, she is interested in improving care for preventable diseases and adverse health outcomes, such as malnutrition, stillbirth, preterm birth, infection, and maternal-neonatal death during childbirth. In child health she has focused on improving access to health care for children living without parents—orphans, migrant children, foster children, and homeless youth. Dr. Kelley has worked extensively in international settings, conducting research and helping to develop clinical and research ethics training programs in maternal-child health. She is leading a new collaborative initiative, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, across the major overseas programs in tropical medicine at Oxford on the ethical inclusion of vulnerable women, children, and families in research. The REACH project will explore ways to mitigate vulnerability and develop strategies for promoting agency and resilience among women, children and families through research.

CHAIN Working Groups

  • Acute Care And Monitoring

CHAIN Locations

  • Migori, Kenya
  • University of Washington, Department of Global Health, Seattle