1. ESRC Genomics Network (archive)
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Dr. Mairi Levitt

Senior Lecturer - Department of Politics Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University

Qualifications

Mairi Levitt studied sociology and religious studies at Edinburgh University and Exeter University.

Email

m.levitt@lancaster.ac.uk

Biography

Senior Lecturer - Politics Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University

She joined CESAGen as Deputy Director in July 2004.

Before that she held positions at the College of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth; the Open University and UCLAN.

Publications

Selected

  • Levitt M. and O'Neill F.K. (2010) Making better humans and making humans better. Genomics Society and Policy 6.1 pp.1-15

  • Tutton R. and Levitt M. (2010) Health and wealth, law and order: banking DNA against disease and crime. R. Hindmarsh and B. Prainsack (eds) Genetic Suspects. Global Governance of Forensic DNA Profiling and Databasing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press pp.85-104

  • Levitt M. and Zwart H. (2009) Bioethics: an export product? Reflections on hands-on involvement in exploring the'external' validity of international bioethical declarations. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 6:3 p.367-77

  • Levitt M. and Pieri E. (2009) 'It could just be an additional test couldn't it?': Genetic testing for susceptibility to aggression and violence' New Genetics and Society 28: 2, 189- 200.

  • Pieri E. and Levitt M. (2008) 'Risky Individuals and the Politics of Genetic Research into Aggressiveness and Violence'. Bioethics. 22:9 pp.509-518

  • Levitt M. (2007) 'Forensic databases: Benefits and ethical and social issues' British Medical Bulletin

  • Levitt M. and Manson N. (2007) 'My genes made me do it? The implications of behavioural genetics for responsibility and blame' Health Care Analysis pp.33-40

  • Levitt M. and Tomasini F. (2006) 'Bar-coded children: should children be included on the England and Wales National DNA database?' Genomics Society and Policy 2:1 http://www.gspjournal.com/

  • R Chadwick M Levitt (2006) 'Genetic technology - a threat to deafness?' in Kuhse H Singer P (eds) Bioethics: An Anthology pp137-144 Chapter 13 Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, ISBN 1405129484 (p/b), ISBN 1405129476 (h/b) Reprint.

  • Levitt M. and Tomasini F. (2006) ‘Bar-coded children: should children be included on the England and Wales National DNA database?’ Genomics Society and Policy 2:1 http://www.gspjournal.com/

  • Levitt M. and Weldon S. (2005) ‘A well placed trust? Public perceptions of the governance of DNA databases’. Critical Public Health 15:4, pp.311-321

  • Mairi Levitt and Matti Hayry (2005) 'Overcritical, overfriendly? A dialogue between a sociologist and a philospher on genetic technology and its applications'. Medicine Health Care and Philosophy 8:377-383.

  • Mairi Levitt, Kate Weiner and John Goodacre (2005) 'Gene week: a novel way of consulting the public' Public Understanding of Science 14 pp: 67-79 with Kate Weiner and John Goodacre

  • Mairi Levitt (2004) 'Complementarity rather than integration' Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy 7:1 pp 81 - 83

  • Mairi Levitt (2004) 'Assisted reproduction: managing an unruly technology'. Health Care Analysis 12:1 pp.41-49

  • Mairi Levitt (2003)'Public consultation in bioethics. What's the point of asking the public when they have neither scientific nor ethical expertise?' Health Care Analysis 11:1 pp.15-25

  • Mairi Levitt (2003)'Where are the men and boys? The gender imbalance in the Church of England Journal of Contemporary Religion 18:1 pp.61-75

  • Mairi Levitt (2003)'Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should': young people's responses to biotechnology' in C. Deane-Drummond, R.Grove White, B. Szerszynski (eds) The Reordering of Nature: Theology and the NewGenetics. T. & C. Clark

  • Mairi Levitt (2003) 'Better together? Sociological and philosophical perspectives on bioethics' M.Hayry and T.Takala (eds)Better together? Sociological and philosophical perspectives on bioethics. Scratching the surface of bioethics Rodolphi: Amsterdam pp.19-27

Research Interests

  • Public understanding of science
  • The new genetics
  • Empirical bioethics
  • Children’s values and religiosity