Dr Sarah Bush
|Position||Professional Practice Fellow|
|Qualifications||MBHL MBChB PGDipBHL|
|Research summary||The focus of my Master of Bioethics and Health Law was the ethical and legal permissibility of testing embryos for low IQ.|
|Memberships||Committee member on the University of Otago Human Ethics Committe (Health)|
I plan to pursue a PhD, with a focus on public health ethics. I am interested in how we define and portray health issues affecting New Zealanders, which have significant impacts on New Zealand society as a whole. I would like to look at whether we need to move from a framework of libertarianism and individual responsibility to a more communitarian, public health-centred approach.
McHugh, P., Smith, M., Wright, N. S., Bush, S., & Pullon, S. (2019). If you don't eat meat... you'll die: A mixed-method survey of health-professionals' beliefs. Nutrients, 11, 3028. doi: 10.3390/nu11123028