Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Health Care Ethics
Affiliate Member, Women's Studies and Feminist Research
BA, MA Queens; PhD Dalhousie
My philosophical interests lie mainly at the intersection of health care ethics, feminist philosophy, and moral philosophy. The majority of my research focuses on moral dilemmas that arise in the area of reproduction or parenting, and the moral concepts needed to understand and resolve these dilemmas (e.g., autonomy, trust, and commodification).
I am happy to supervise students working on the ethics of procreation or parenting, on the ethics of professional (particularly doctor-patient) relationships, in feminist ethics, on the metaphysics of gender or race, in moral psychology, or on different concepts in moral theory such as autonomy, trust, and virtue.
Some Recent Publications:
Botterell, A. and C. McLeod. “Licensing Parents in International Contract Pregnancies,” Journal of Applied Philosophy. Published online August 2015, DOI: 10.1111/japp.12143.
McLeod, C. “Trust,” The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward N. Zalta, revised 2015, originally published 2006, URL = http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/trust/
F. Baylis and C. McLeod, eds. Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014.