UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

Information and inscription

  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Ave. Diagonal 684,
    Faculty of Law
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu

Itziar de Lecuona

  • PhD in Law and MA in Bioethics and Law; Professor, Department of Medicine.
  • Member of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the University of Barcelona.
  • Director of the Bioethics and Law Observatory at the University of Barcelona.
  • Member of the Consolidated Research Group “Bioethics, Law and Society” of the Catalonian Government.
  • Director of the Master in Food, Ethics and Law and Coordinator of the Master in Bioethics and Law at the University of Barcelona.
  • Member of the Catalonian Bioethics Committee; of the Research Ethics Committee at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (2012-2020) and of the Bioethics Commission at the University of Barcelona.
  • Member of Covid-19 Mutlidsciplinary Working Group, Ministry of Science and Innovation.
  • In June 2020, she appeared at the Commission for Social and Economic Reconstruction of the Congress of Deputies, Health and Public Health Working Group, to discuss the bioethical aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Member of the Expert Group on Research Integrity and of the Working Group on Ethics in Horizon 2020 (2012-2018) of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).
  • Member of the Ethical, Legal and Social Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Health Division (EIT Health), Knowledge and Innovation Communities (2014-2020).
  • Member of the Advisory Council of Big Data CoE Barcelona (2015-2019).
  • Member of the European Advisory Committee of the 5th World Research Integrity Conference (Amsterdam 2017).
  • Visiting researcher of the Bioethics Program at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris) and of the University of Bologna, CIRSFID research Center.