Projects / Publications


09/2007 — 05/2012
Lecturer in Ethics, Dental School, University of Glasgow

10/2006 — 09/2007
Research Fellow, University of St Andrews

01/2006 — 09/2006
Medical Editor, Mediscript Ltd, London

09/2002 — 10/2005
Instructor in English, Language Centre, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

01/2001 — 09/2001
Tutor in Philosophy for Learning Teaching Scotland

10/2000 — 06/2001
Tutor in Moral Philosophy, University of Edinburgh



Masters in Medical Law, School of Law, University of Glasgow

Docteur ès Lettres in Department of Philosophy, University of Lausanne

MSc in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Strathclyde

2:1 MA (Hons) in Philosophy and English Literature, University of Glasgow



Honorary member, Centre Lémanique d’Éthique, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Honorary lecturer, Department of Primary Care, School of Medicine, University of Aberdeen
Associate, Centre for Applied Ethics and Legal Philosophy, University of Glasgow
Member, Société Académique Vaudoise, Switzerland
Member, Society for Applied Philosophy, United Kingdom
Member, Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, University of St Andrews


Previous committee roles

Chair, Research Ethics Committee, School of Medicine, University of Glasgow
Expert member, NHS West of Scotland Research Ethics Committee 2
Founding and expert member, NHS GGC Clinical Ethics Committee for Children and Young People



English (native speaker)
French  (advanced level)
German (competent)



for Bioethics, Journal of Medical Ethics, Medical Humanities, Open Ethics Journal



Dr David Martin Shaw

Institute for
Biomedical Ethics

Universität Basel
Bernoullistrasse 28
CH-4056 Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 17 86
Fax +41 61 207 17 80