Projects / Publications


10/2013 07/2017       
University of Basel, Switzerland: PhD in Public Health Ethics funded by Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

06 — 08/2013       
PhD Preliminary-Study, The Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
Assisting and learning about core research activities and public health campaigns in western rural Kenya
2011 — 07/2013
Distance Learning (De Montfort Law School): LLM Medical Ethics and Law
Research dissertation: 'Vaccine Ethics: Upholding Social Value'
Completed Research Papers: Health Ethics, Clinical Malpractice, Termination of Life, Mental Health Law.

Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Barrister Member no. 14648)

2008 — 2010
The City Law School London: Law Conversion and Bar Examination (Very Competent)

2004 — 2008
The University of Edingburgh: BSc (Hons) Pharmacology
First Class dissertation: 'The Effectiveness of Cardioprotective Agents in the Diabetic Heart ’(72%)


2010 — 2013
Legal Advisor and Advocate, Medical Protection Society (MPS).

2011 — 2013
Head of Advisory Team, bi-Monthly Asylum-Seeker Support Centre.

2010 — 2011
Social Security Representative, Free Representation Unit.


Other Employment

05 — 10/2008
First Responder, National Medical Emergency Service, Israel.

05 — 09/2006
Laboratory Assistant, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Pathology.


2016 The Brocher Foundation, Switzerland. Selected for the Brocher Summer Academy in the Ethics of Global Population Health 2016: Ethical Design of Randomized Studies for Economic Development and Health System Research

2014 Harvard School of Public Health, USA. Fellowship for Ethical Issues in Global Health Research Forum: Blending  Cultures, Building Capacity, and Bolstering Collaboration program.

2009 - 2010 The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn Legal Awards, UK

2010 Wilfred Getz Scholarship (£10,750)

2009 CPE/GDL scholarship (£5,000); The City University Scholarship (£1,500)


Claire Leonie Ward

Institute for
Biomedical Ethics

Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 28
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 17 88
Fax +41 61 207 17 80