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Sapfo Lignou


Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a Researcher in the Ethics of Global Psychiatry at the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and a member of the Neuroscience, Ethics and Society Team in the Department of Psychiatry. My research focuses on the ethics of new and emerging forms of research collaboration in global psychiatry. I explore ethical challenges presented by industry-academia collaborations in mental health research and on global collaborations in the context of neuropsychiatric genomics.

I studied Philosophy and Bioethics in Greece and then Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health and Translational Clinical Science at UCL. I received a PhD in the Ethics of Community Effectiveness Research in Developing Countries from UCL.

My interests are in the ethics of health research on vulnerable populations, the assessment of research risk, and the communication and dissemination of research information, especially its role in the recruitment of trial participants.