Maureen Kelley is Associate Professor of Bioethics at The Ethox Centre in Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. Prior to joining Ethox Dr. Kelley served on the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington and a clinical ethicist at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the United States.
Dr. Kelley is a philosopher and qualitative researcher by training and has worked for nearly twenty years as a clinical ethics consultant. Dr. Kelley’s research addresses ethical challenges that adversely impact the health of vulnerable women and children living in low resource settings. She is particularly interested in addressing barriers to treatment for preventable diseases and adverse health outcomes, such as stillbirth, preterm birth, infection, and maternal-neonatal death during childbirth. In child health she has focused on barriers to improving access to health care for children living without parents-orphans, migrant children, foster children, and homeless youth.
Dr. Kelley has worked extensively in international settings, conducting research and helping to develop clinical and research ethics training programs in maternal-child health in Siberia, Zambia, Kenya, Namibia and Uganda.