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David Coles

David Coles

Guest Researcher, Newcastle University; Director, Enhance International

Dr. David Coles is a Guest Researcher at Newcastle University, and Director of Enhance International Limited, a consultancy reviewing and providing advice on ethical and policy aspects of scientific research.

His research interests include ethical research by design, in relation to biomedical ethics, food production and security, as well as multidisciplinary, converging, and emerging technology research, responsible research and innovation and the relationship between science, technology and policy.

Previous experience includes developing and implementing the EU Framework Programmes’ system of ethics review for the European Commission. He has contributed widely to EU policy on ethics and regularly serves on a number of ethics review and project advisory boards.