Dr June Jones

Dr June JonesI joined Edge Hill University in May 2019 as Programme Lead of the MCh Master of Surgery. Previously I was Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics at the University of Birmingham, where I was responsible for the ethics and law curriculum across the MBChB. I was also the Programme Lead for the MSc and BMedSc in Health Care Ethics and Law. I was awarded a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015 in recognition of educational enhancement in bioethics across undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. I am a member of the International Forum of Teachers of Bioethics at UNESCO and a member of the UK Council of Teachers of Professionalism in the UK.

My career has focused on the relationship between health care education, ethics and professionalism. I have expertise in enhanced equality and diversity initiatives, conscientious objection and personal beliefs in medical practice. I work closely with the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, and I am delighted to establish and lead the Edge Hill Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, which will provide a platform for a range of initiatives in bioethics across the Faculty and wider University. Since joining the University I have been excited to meet such a wide range of colleagues across Faculties who have diverse but complimentary expertise in subject areas which inform and shape bioethical discussions. I look forward to working across the themes within the Unit, developing a new range of resources and research projects, which will improve patient care and professional practice.


Jones J (forthcoming 2019) ‘Being Proactive: ethical reflections on navigating the repatriation process’ in Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation: return, reconcile, renew eds Fforde, C. Keeler, H. McKeown, T. Routledge

Tiller, R. Jones, J. (2017) ‘Ethical reflection for medical electives’ in Clinical Teacher DOI: 10.1111/tct.12657

Jones J, Pattison S. (2016) ‘Compassion as a philosophical and theological concept’ in Compassion in Nursing: Theory, Evidence and Practice. Eds Hewison, A. Sawbridge, Y. Palgrave. ISBN 9781137443694

Jones J, Shanks A. (2015) ‘No defence?: perceptions about five doctors accused of killing a patient (1957-2009) in Complaints, Controversies and Grievances: historical and social science perspectives (eds Reinarz J and Wynter R) Routledge. p223-239.

Blaber M, Jones J, Willis D. (2015) ‘Spiritual Care: Which is the best assessment tool for Palliative settings?’ International Journal of Palliative Care Nursing. 21:8. p392-401

Willis D, Kitchen R, Jones J. (2015) ‘What’s the evidence for evidence?’ International Journal of Palliative Care Nursing. 2;21(5):213-215

Willis D, Gannon C, Jones J. (2014) ‘Specialist Palliative Care, Non-Cancer Conditions and Guilt: an unholy triad?’ International Journal of Palliative Nursing. vol 20, no 3, p121-123

Arnand V, Jones J, Gill P (2013) ‘The Relationship Between Spirituality, Health and Life Satisfaction of Undergraduate Students in the UK: An Online Questionnaire Study’ Journal of Religion and Health doi: 10.1007/s10943-013-9792-0

Jones J., Shanks A (2013) ‘Laid Bare: Religious Intolerance Within Online Commentary About ‘Bare Below the Elbows’ Guidance in Professional Journals’ Health Care Analysis doi:10.1007/s10728-013-0248-1

Jones J. (2013) ‘Equality of outcome for people with darker skin’ Diversity and Equality in Health and Care 10:53-5

Parle J, Ross N, Jones J. (2012) Investigating beneficial drug reactions. British Medical Journal. Jan 4;344:d8337

McHale, J. & Jones J. (2011) Privacy, confidentiality and Abortion statistics: a question of public interest?’ Journal of Medical Ethics Published Online First: 27 June 2011 doi:10.1136/jme.2010.041186

Her publications focus on religion and spirituality within ethical provision of health care and health care education.

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