Master in Food Ethics and Law

UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

Contact

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

 

Itziar de Lecuona

  • PhD in Law and MA in Bioethics and Law.
  • Associate professor of the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona.
  • Member of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the University of Barcelona.
  • Director of the Bioethics and Law Observatory at the University of Barcelona.
  • Academic Secretary of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona.
  • Coordinator of the Consolidated Research Group "Bioethics, Law and Society" of the Government of Catalonia.
  • Codirector of the Master in Bioethics and Law and the Master in Food, Ethics and Law at the University of Barcelona.
  • Leader of the Work Packages of two European projects: MICROB-PREDICT and DECISION, on ethics and socioeconomic aspects in biomedical research, funded by the European Commission's HORIZON 2020 research program. She has participated in the project NESTORE, funded by the same program.
  • Part of the group of experts advising the European Data Protection Board (EDPB).
  • Member of the University of Barcelona's Bioethics Commission; the Ethics Committee of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC); the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia (2015-2020); and the Research Ethics Committee at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (2012-2020).
  • Member of the COVID-19 Multidisciplinary Working Group, Ministry of Science and Innovation (2020-2022).
  • 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.